Art

Kilmore Art Expo’s return a resounding success

By Colin MacGillivray THE return of Kilmore Art Expo at the weekend proved to be worth the wait, with organisers reporting increased crowds and sales after a year off in 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing...

Bumper field of entries for Kilmore Art Expo and busking championships

AFTER a COVID-induced year in hiatus, Kilmore Art Expo is ready to return this weekend with a bumper field of about 400 entries. Painters, photographers and sculptors alike have submitted a range of high-quality artwork...

Art to engage Romsey youth

By Colin MacGillivray AN innovative Romsey Neighbourhood House program will attempt to engage the town’s young people through the medium of graffiti art. Romsey leaders and police organised a youth forum in the town last month...

Boogie at Tallarook provides opening act for music festivals in Victoria

Victoria’s first post-lockdown multi-day music festival with no restrictions on standing or dancing was held in Tallarook over the Easter long weekend. With restrictions easing further in late March, Boogie Music Festival was able to...

Seymour Health 100-year mosaic design revealed

SEYMOUR Health and Kilmore artist Marina Villani last week unveiled the design for a mosaic planned to commemorate the hospital’s 100-year anniversary. The sketch designs for the mosaic were unveiled at Seymour Health by Ms...

Kilmore Art Expo flooded with sculpture entries

WITH Kilmore Art Expo just over two weeks away, entries have flooded in for a new sculpture category. The expo, from April 16 to 18, has always attracted a range of quality entries in both...

$1.2 million for Great Victorian Rail Trail art

THE Great Victorian Rail Trail will receive $1.2 million in State Government money for standout art installations and signs. The trail is one of 30 regional Victorian projects announced last week to receive funding through...

Doreen harpist fuses music and meditation

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Music’s beneficial physiological effects have always been evident to Doreen harpist Michael Johnson. The accomplished musician is about to embark on a series which will bring harp music and meditation together, with a...

Art expo calls for entries

KILMORE Art Expo organisers have called on the region’s painters, photographers and, for the first time, sculptors to take part in this year’s exhibition. The 2020 expo was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but director...

Tank art in Doreen

AN old water tank on Epping Road between Woodstock and Eden Park has received a surprise makeover by visual artist Daniel Burrowes. Burrowes, who lives nearby, said he regularly drives past the tank and was...