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March 2019

STORIES THROUGH CLAY

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Facilitated by Splinter Contemporary Artists during the Converge on the Goulburn event, participants will be invited to create a small sculpture. Using terracotta, and with a focus on bird forms, the act of creating will prompt the sharing of stories between participants and artists about birds from all over the world and our unique relationships with them.

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WEAVING OUR STORIES TOGETHER

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Splinter Contemporary Artists will facilitate a community art opportunity during the Converge on the Goulburn event. Using a large sculptural bowl form, participants will be invited to weave a length of material (i.e. fabric, yarn, etc.) into the bowl, representing through line and colour, time and effort, the unique story they bring to the Goulburn Valley.

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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to hone your photography skills to capture the beauty of our local environment? RiverConnect and the Shepparton Camera Club invite you to a FREE nature photography session at Australian Botanic Gardens, Shepparton. Learn how to capture stunning photos like this image, courtesy of session host Leigh Teitz from Shepparton Camera Club. BYO camera, preferably a DSLR but may be possible with other cameras.

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STORY BOWL STORY TIME

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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AND 22 March @ 10.30am – 11.15am Come and be apart of our special Rhyme and Story Time, The Story Bowl Story Time where members of our community will be sharing traditional fairy-tales and stories from their cultures. We will also be singing some traditional nursery rhymes in a range of languages to celebrate the diverse communities living in our local region. The performance is an interactive session for participants.

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LIBRARIES CHANGE LIVES

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Enjoy the opening of our Libraries Change Lives exhibition and an interactive evening of a panel discussion of guests, who will share their powerful and engaging stories. The evening will be followed by an opportunity for one-on-one conversations to delve deeper into the amazing stories and backgrounds of members in our communities. A wonderful night full of local living stories. Registrations are required for this free event.

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FOOD HUB VISIONS

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mooroopna Hall, 41 McLennan St
Mooroopna, VIC 3629 Australia
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Our exhibition is 12 months of ‘visioning for the food bowl’ by architecture, landscape architecture and industrial design students from RMIT University. Our exhibition at the Mooroopna Hall will celebrate these visions which were co-designed with the Shepparton community. This project is proudly presented in partnership with ACUADS The Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Bookings: Please register attendance to emily.ballantyne-brodie@rmit.edu.au

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HONOURING OUR STORIES

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bangerang Cultural Centre, 1 Evergreen Way
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Join us for a unique evening of cultural immersion as elders guide you through the significant Bangerang Cultural Centre collection and explain the stories behind the artefacts. Enjoy traditional food tastings and a glass of wine and celebrate the Aboriginal culture.

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RIVER WEAVING WORKSHOP

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As the Kaiela/ River weaves its way through the landscape of our environment and carries the dreams of many generations through our dream state, so does the gentle art of fibre weaving as practiced by the first peoples of this place. Join with fibre weavers from Kaiela Arts for an introduction to coil weaving in the cool tranquillity of the evening. Suitable for Women of all ages. Location: The best way to reach the site is to park in Lincoln…

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HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

March 22 - March 23

The Heritage Open Days showcase the municipality’s diverse and unique range of historic places, as well as the stories and cultural beginnings that underpin our region. The Open Days encourage pride in and understanding of our local heritage, while providing an enjoyable, free day out for residents and visitors. Times: 9 am to 5 pm

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PAINT WHAT YOU HEAR

March 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Queens Gardens, 41 Welsford St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Paint What You Hear workshops are directed by musician Erica Rasmussen and visual artist Zakiya Kurdi. The workshops use classical and contemporary music and visual art to engage young people in the arts, inviting them to respond to live music using various art forms, such as drawing and painting. Kindergarten and daycare groups are invited to register to participate and learn about the elements of music and how to represent sound through artistic expression. Two sessions. Start times: 10.30am and…

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PLAIN JANE

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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At the culmination of a week-long residency with The Australian Ballet Education team, students from the Better Together Alliance schools will open this event with a sharing of co-created works based on a theme of identity. The residency is supported by The Colonial Foundation and the Fairley Foundation and aims to develop core skills, confidence and general well-being, while working to prepar students for their own choreographed performance to the community. This will be followed by The Australian Ballet’s performance…

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ART ALONG RIVER – POTTERY

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Botanic Gardens, Botanic Gardens Avenue, Kialla VIC 3631
Shepparton, VIC Australia
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Back by popular demand, RiverConnect presents Ceramics along the River with local artist Kaye Poulton. Create a nature inspired masterpiece in the ambience of the Australian Botanic Gardens. Bookings: riverconnect@shepparton.vic.gov.au or call 5832 9700

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