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TONIGHT! "Soaring" Poetry; reading, writing and the joy of words, with Jack Oats. The Boat

This will be a fun filled evening - very much worth making the effort to attend. Entrance by donation per person. BYO. Jack's book 'Soaring' will be available for purchase. About Jack Jack Oats (aka Baker) is a man of all trades. Under various pseudonyms, he has been a teacher, ornithologist, conservation biologist, bureaucrat, father, grandfather and husband. He has published lots of science and years ago, he managed Biodiversity Conservation Science for the NSW Department of Environment and Conservation. Nowadays, Jack Oats makes short fictional and factual word creations as part of the Recovery Plan for the Semi-colon. In this, his first published collection of poetry, he pokes fun, cas

"Birds in Our Lives" auction bidding update

There has been lots of activity at the Portside Gallery over the weekend with many new bids upping the price on some of the wonderful pictures in the exhibition. But there are still some great bargains and the opportunity to acquire a beautiful art work is wide open... Here's the link to the full on-line catalogue: Here's the link to the on-line Bidders Registration form Here's the UPDATE OF MAXIMUM BIDS as at the end of trade on Monday 22nd April: 36 $150 34 $100 19 $200 13 $825 5 $360 49 $920 35 $200 34 $400 53 $50 56 $120 30 $900 39 $160 38 $160 44 $240 48 $90 55 $25 56 $160 40 $140 51 $120 11 $105 50 $450 47 $120 41 $100 2 $600 10 $100 45 $305 57 $50 29 $1000

The Final Week of FACE - Whats on?

TODAY Monday 22nd April: At Portside Gallery and Cafe: The last day you can see the "Birds in Our Lives" exhibition before the Gala event and closing of the auction and the exhibition next Saturday. If you haven't seen it or placed a bid yet - its time for afternoon tea and something delicious at Portside THIS AFTERNOON. At the Cultural Centre: 1 -4 today, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and over next weekend 'Birds in Our Lives - Off the Wall' exhibition. Call in if you haven't seen this exhibition already. Its fun and fascinating and well worth the effort. WEDNESDAY 24th April: "Soaring" Poetry Reading and Writing with Jack Oats at the Boathouse 6 - 7.30 pm THURSDAY 25th April: At the Cultura

'Where Song Began - The Concert" A WOW standing room only concert

A fabulous and inspiring performance by The Bowerbird Collective - Simone Slattery and Anthony Albrecht- at Portside Gallery on Saturday, concluded with a standing ovation and shouts for encore. We were all mesmerised throughout the performance with EVERYONE just LOVING it. Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, 'Where Song Began - The Concert' was created by the duo and took us through the evolution of bird song that occurred here in Australia millions of years ago and poses the question 'would human music have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest? From here Simone and Anthony return to Sydney to record a CD of "Wh

"Soaring" with Jack Oats: DON'T MISS IT. Poetry; reading, writing and the joy of words

Jack is an everyday bloke with a great sense of humour and wit who loves words - amongst many other things. This will be a fun filled evening - very much worth making the effort to attend. Entrance by donation per person. BYO. Jack's book 'Soaring' will be available for purchase. About Jack Jack Oats (aka Baker) is a man of all trades. Under various pseudonyms, he has been a teacher, ornithologist, conservation biologist, bureaucrat, father, grandfather and husband. He has published lots of science and years ago, he managed Biodiversity Conservation Science for the NSW Department of Environment and Conservation. Nowadays, Jack Oats makes short fictional and factual word creations as part

JOIN US: "Where Song Began - The Concert" Portside Gallery, Easter Saturday 6.30 pm

A first for King Island, this is a performance and visual experience not to be missed... Where Song Began - King Island Simone Slattery - violin, Anthony Albrecht - cello enhanced by a film of evocative visual projections Saturday 20th of April 5.30 Pre-concert talk begins 6:30 Performance - 50-minute Portside Links Gallery, Grassy Reservations here and entry fee on arrival Adults $5 Pensioners and U18s by donation All funds in support of bird conservation on King Island "Wings on King" Accessible for all ages ABOUT: Two of Australia's most adventurous classical musicians, Simone Slattery (violin, PhD, ANAM) and Anthony Albrecht (cello, Juilliard), are coming to King Island over the Eas

WoW! Another wonderful exhibition - and silent auction - now OPEN. Don't Miss it. Portside Galle

It isn't until you see this exhibition in its totality, that you realise just how significant a story it is telling. Its AMAZING! With 36 artists and 60 works, every piece is different. Some come with strong messages, others are simply beautiful, charming and delightful. The diversity of artists, style, mediums and techniques exemplifies the diversity we see in our birds - all shapes, sizes, colours .... Artists have sent work from Germany, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania as well as our own King Island artists. There is wearable art, cute, fascinating and thought provoking art. And the bidding is well and truly underway. There are some real bargains here. Several of the more well-known arti

OPENING - 'Birds in Our Lives' Exhibition and Silent Auction, Saturday 6th April, 6.30 at th

An extra-ordinary and exciting exhibition with works from artists as far away as Berlin as well as many of our own highly accomplished artists - experienced and just learning. A huge variety and a range of beginning bid prices, this is an opportunity to acquire some really beautiful work to adorn your home with, as well as supporting bird conservation on King Island. Or if you aren't interested in doing either of those just come along for a bit of fun - maybe to do something different. The exhibition and the Silent Auction will be open from this Saturday 6th to Saturday 27th when final bids will be taken and the 'Winners' will be known.

Beautiful Opening: 'Birds in Our Lives -Off the Wall'

Opened last evening at the Cultural Centre this is a gorgeous, fun and thoughtful exhibition. Call down and see it. Kate Armstrong (Ravich) gobbled on - see photo - and opened it officially. There are some fascinating old and new items from peoples homes - the things they love - and some great stories to go with them. Definitely worth a visit to the Cultural Centre. Opened most days from 1-4 in the afternoon...

The 'Festival of Art, Culture and Environment (FACE) of KING ISLAND BEGINS...

OPENING: “Birds in Our Lives – Off the Wall’ Wednesday 3rd April at 6-8 pm Cultural Centre, Currie - BYO Members of the King Island community have lent over 120 beautiful artifacts, old and new, from their homes and told some delightful stories to go with them, for this delightful exhibition opening at the King Island Cultural Centre. From fine art to kitchen utensils, this exhibition is fun and fascinating and should not be missed. Open – 3rd-28th April. Entry by donation to the Wings on King Project OPENING: “Birds in Our Lives – Silent Auction’ Saturday 6thApril, 6.30-8.30 Portside Links Gallery, Grassy Art works up for auction have come from Australian, New Zealand and King Island ar

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