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March 2017

Exhibition – Dunatpan – Mapping the Waters of the Dungala Kaiela

March 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Kaiela Arts, 137-139 High Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Kaiela Arts will respond to the story of Dunatpan, the Yorta Yorta Rainbow serpent who moved across the land, creating the rivers, valleys and hills. Country is mapped by the graceful movements of Dunatpan.

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Queer Vietnameseness

March 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GOTAFE Shepparton Campus, 152-200 Fryers St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

Greater Shepparton is diverse: culture, food, gender, arts, sexuality, community. Kildonan UnitingCare’s Diversity Project and Goulburn Valley Pride Inc. present 3 short films as part of Shepparton Festival to honour the CLD (Culturally & Linguistically Diverse) in the LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) on the “map” of our region’s diversity. Queer Vietnameseness – The documentary follows the lives of three queer second generation Vietnamese American womxn, navigating language, politics, and familial relationships – their stories add dimensions to…

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An Italian Opera – Performance

March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Connection, 7287 Midland Hwy
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Stefania Bellamio and Massimo Scattolin will work in collaboration with local students to create new opportunities to expand their knowledge of the operatic world. The workshop will give students operatic skills under the guidance of international performer and singing teacher Stefania Bellamio and guitarist Massimo Scattolin. In the evening, a performance will take place with Stefania and Massimo at The Connection. To listen to some of Stefania’s repertoire visit: stefaniabellamio.wordpress.com Support by Jill and Bernard Hayes and the Sir Andrew…

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Picnic – Workshops

March 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mechanics Institute, 227 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Shepparton 3630 Australia
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Part nightmare, part time capsule, part gift. A surreal physical poem of isolation, innocence and creativity. Gerard is both dancer and storyteller in this intelligent, cross–disciplinary and highly accessible work. PICNIC combines whimsical anecdotes with nuanced and athletic choreography to present an absurd meditation on the importance of creativity. Dancer as storyteller This choreographic workshop focuses on creating a character and how that character can express itself by telling stories in unconventional ways. This workshop is suitable for people of…

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First Job Relay

March 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SAM, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

What was your first job? Was it a morning paper run? The local supermarket as a check out chick? Or mowing Mrs Smith’s lawn every other Saturday? Taking inspiration from Tracey Moffatt’s body of work First Jobs Series on show at SAM, join us for a fast paced relay where a range of local Shepparton community personalities talk about their first jobs.

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Ceramic Artists at Work

March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Bank, 7 Stevenson Street
Murchison, Victoria 3610 Australia
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$35

Potters and ceramic artists will be joining us for our 2nd annual ‘Lost Art of Letter Writing’. A good handwritten letter is a creative gesture, more than just a visual and tactile pleasure. It is a deliberate act of exposure, a form of vulnerability because handwriting opens a window on the soul in a way that cyber communication can not quite touch. Curated by Kinship Collective, mapping and showcasing our potters and ceramic artists, see the maker at work, exhibiting…

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Mapping with Sand Workshop

March 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kaiela Arts, 137-139 High Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$8

Mapping with sand is about the connection to country and the connection to Dunatpan. Making your own journey through sand, is about creating and connecting to your country. This workshop is for all ages. Come and help tell the story about the Dunatpan (Rainbow Serpent) in our big sand pit with one of the Kaiela Artists.

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Progressive Lunch

March 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$25

There are numerous mosque, temples and places of worship in Shepparton. After a sell out in 2016, the Progressive Lunch will be back to take participants on a culinary tour of different places of worship and community spaces to sample the food and understand the rituals associated with each place. Food often marks occasions that are important to us, it helps us celebrate anything that matters, a birthday, a new job, an anniversary. Many religious occasions are marked by special…

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Picnic – Performances

March 17, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mechanics Institute, 227 Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Shepparton 3630 Australia
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Free

Part nightmare, part time capsule, part gift. A surreal physical poem. Combining KAGE’s signature style of dance and humour, Marieke Hardy’s witty script and original electronic music by Alisdair Macindoe, PICNIC is a new solo dance theatre work by KAGE Creative Director Gerard Van Dyck. PICNIC uses the great Australian tradition of ‘picnicking’ as an analogy for happiness and addresses themes of isolation, innocence and creativity. Gerard is both dancer and storyteller in this intelligent, cross–disciplinary and highly accessible work.…

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Our Stars of Italy

March 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Longleat Wines, 105 Old Weir Rd
Murchison, Victoria 3610 Australia
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$95

You will dine on the regional food from where the stars of our Southern Cross shine on Italy. Join hosts Guido and Sandra Vazzoler for an Italian inspired evening – dining in true Italian style set amongst the vineyard overlooking the river red gums. Renowned and talented Italian chef, Luca Ciano will fly in to create a degustation menu that will circumnavigate the map of Italy on your plate. Numbers are limited so be quick to book.

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Using Art Mediums on Fabric

March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wahroonga Lodge, 275 Cornish Rd
Ardmona, Victoria 3629 Australia
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$120

A workshop not to be missed! Learn to create wonderful, unique fabric pieces incorporating paint and textile mediums from internationally awarded textile artist Neroli Henderson in this ‘no sew’ workshop. No experience necessary and you don’t need to be able to draw! Learn easy mediums and techniques to personalise clothing, home wares and artworks Paint a shimmering seascape using ‘wet on wet’ and fabric manipulation techniques Paint an iridescent galaxy you can embellish and more! Cost: $85 plus kit cost…

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Converge on the Goulburn

March 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Lake, Victoria Lake
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free
Converge on the Goulburn

CELEBRATE THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURES IN SHEPPARTON More than just a Festival, Converge on the Goulburn brings together Food, Culture and Performance from Shepparton’s Aboriginal and multicultural communities. Enjoy traditional and contemporary music and performance, check out the vibrant marketplace with authentic craft, culture and visual arts. Participate in interactive cultural workshops and activities and relax in the outdoor lounge featuring authentic foods cooked by local communities. The opening event of Cultural Diversity week will be a colourful, high energy,…

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