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A LOT of preparation is needed to put on an
art exhibition, so the last thing that the organis-
ers want is for their plans to have to be unavoid-
ably changed; thus when Bron Dahlstrom, was
informed that the power would be off in Won-
thaggi on April 30, she wondered if this was a
very late April Fools’ Day joke.
Bron Dahlstrom, one of the Groundswell Bass
Coast members, who together with ArtSpace
Wonthaggi organised ClimArt, an arts exhibition
on the theme of Climate Change, planned for a
performance day as part of the exhibition.
Of course, the date for that was April 30.
No power not only meant that ArtSpace Won-
thaggi would be without lights, or electricity for
tea and coffee; it meant that videos planned to
be shown as part of ClimArt’s performance day
would not be possible.
Was there any way around it? Definitely not.
These problems were small compared to the
fact that the entrance door needs electricity to
open and shut.
A new date needed to be confirmed quickly,
and Saturday, April 29 seemed to suit all the
Prospective audience members who were
attending the official opening of ClimArt, on
April 23 could be told of the change at the
opening, but how many people would not be
aware of the change?
The organisers have, so far, not heard about
anyone turning up on the Sunday, and hope
that did not happen. If it did, they wish to
About 35 people attended the event and all
were very impressed.
There was everything from videos to comedy
to poetry to prose.
Afterwards, the audience chatted over tea,
coffee and various treats.
A number of people approached the organ-
isers to say that they hoped that the perfor-
mance afternoon, together with the whole
ClimArt show, would happen again next year.
Hopefully it will.
ClimArt is part of Creative Gippsland and
the exhibition can be viewed at ArtSpace Won-
thaggi, 1 Bent Street, Wonthaggi, until May 29.
It is certainly worth the trip, and visitors get
to vote for their favourite piece.
Learn to play in a band
Nicky De Guchy-Baird talking about her video ‘River’ at the ClimArt performance day.
Dealing with ClimArt change
Steve Durie with student Jesse Burke at the Wonthaggi Neighbourhood House.
CALLING all young musicians!
Do you play an instrument? Are you interested
in creating or joining a band?
Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre is offering an
exciting new series of music workshops run by
local musician and music teacher Steve Durie,
which are designed to teach young people how to
work in a band.
The workshops will include developing band
roles, performance skills and improvisation tech-
Aspiring musicians don’t necessarily need to be
able to read music but do need an intermediate
level of musical capability and a good kit of chords
These weekly workshops are held every Thurs-
day from 4pm to 6pm and are for instrumentalists
aged 14 to 24 who play wind, keyboard, guitar/
bass etc. (Drummers/percussionists welcome).
Contact the centre or call in to 6 Murray Street
Wonthaggi for more information or to book a
Leongatha’s Biggest Morning Tea
Morning Tea will return to
the Leongatha RSL sub-
branch on Thursday, May 18
at 10am for its 16th edition.
Ricky McNaughton first or-
ganised the event when his
sister Julie (pictured) was
diagnosed with Hodgkins
This was 15 years ago.
“Generally we raise be-
tween $1500 and $3000 each
year which is great because
all funds raised go to cancer
“We usually have about
120 to 150 people here on
the morning, so it’s always
well supported by the locals,
and all raffle prizes are do-
nated by local businesses.”
Volunteers Julie Harris (left) and Sandra Birch have
helped organise the Leongatha RSL’s Biggest Morning Tea
fundraiser for the past 15 years.
Ready, set, go for the new
Leongatha Farmers’ Market
PEOPLE who love fresh food
and locally grown produce can
enjoy a new Community Farm-
ers Market set to start in Le-
ongatha on Saturday, May 27.
The market will be held
Gippsland’s Leongatha cam-
pus in Howard Street and run
from 8.30am until 1pm.
Gippsland (CCG) director, Tra-
cel Devereux, said the start-up
work for the new Community
Farmers’ Market had been or-
ganised through a grant from
Regional Development Victoria
and in collaboration with the
Victorian Farmers Market As-
“We are pleased to have ap-
pointed a market coordinator,
Julie Curtis who is a passion-
ate advocate for supporting lo-
cal farmers and producers.
“Julie runs her own Bed and
Breakfast business at Berrys
Creek and enjoys growing her
own food, particularly organic
and chemical free food.”
Julie said the new market
would be a fantastic boost for
local farmers and producers to
sell and showcase their goods.
“It’s also an opportunity for
people to experience a true
Victorian farmers’ market ded-
icated to ensuring integrity and
authenticity of local produce.
“The concept is for people
to bring a basket and go home
with enough produce to cook
a beautiful meal or several
Julie said the market will
have a great ambience with
live music and a marquee for
people to sit and enjoy a coffee
and tasty food.
“It is perfectly located be-
side the Leongatha Commu-
nity Garden at Community
College Gippsland so there is
plenty of space for people to
“We are urging people to
come out and support the
market. We are also seeking
expressions of interest for po -
tential stall holders.”
For further information
email email@example.com or julie.
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
Farmers Market coordinator
Julie Curtis at the site of the
new market at Community
College Gippsland’s Leon-
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