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March 2019

RIVER WEAVING WORKSHOP

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

This free event is now FULLY BOOKED.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list please email riverconnect@shepparton.vic.gov.au or call 5832 9700 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…

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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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FULLY BOOKED 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:…

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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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This free event is now FULLY BOOKED.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list please email riverconnect@shepparton.vic.gov.au or call 5832 9700 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. Free event.

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MINI STORY BOWL

March 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Queens Gardens, 41 Welsford St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Join us in the Queens Gardens for a morning of artistic engagement for children 8 and under. Teaching children that ART is all around, this fun and interactive event will give our mini story bowl fans an appreciation of the Shepparton Festival for years to come! Register for a Paint What You Hear workshop for 3 to 8 year old’s, or 18 to 36 month olds and watch as they learn how to create art using music and tempo. Our friends…

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ART AND HISTORY WALK

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join accredited guides from the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre on this free walking tour. Shepparton’s Public Art and History guided walking tour will both surprise and delight you. Explore, hear the stories and absorb the ‘Many Great Things’ about Shepparton - the Foodbowl of Australia whilst learning about our local art, parks and history. Bookings: Ring Visitor Centre (03) 5832 9330

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FIRST ON THE LADDER: SHOPFRONT

March 27 - March 31
Shepparton CBD, 221 Maude Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Audiences of all ages can get a glimpse into the Rumbalara Football Netball Club and Polyglot Theatre First On The Ladder project as Shepparton shopfronts are transformed into beautifully curated exhibitions of art, video and sound works. Stay to watch and listen to animations and music clips created by children of the club. First On The Ladder combines art and sport to cultivate imagination and self-expression and to celebrate the vibrant community centred around Rumbalara. Times: Daily – Animation run…

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SIGNS AND SYMBOLS WORKSHOP

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jordan’s Bend Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia + Google Map

Signs and symbols of the land; scratched in the earth; messages left for others to discover a message. Learn how to read a story told using ancient Aboriginal signs and symbols then create your own visual language and leave a message in the earth. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event. Bookings required on: riverconnect@shepparton.vic.gov.au or call 5832 9700

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YARRA BRASS QUINTET PERFORMANCE

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Yarra Brass Quintet return to Shepparton Festival! With strong regional ties and an exciting sound, Alison, Jessica, Emily, Simon and Tony will work with schools across the region to deliver workshops and an evening performance for the delight of music lovers of all ages. Free event . Please register to attend https://sheppartontickets.com.au/event/8933

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MY LANDSCAPES

March 30 - April 14
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: The dates have changed since the guide was printed. Please see correct dates and times below. My Landscape is a new project for the 2019 Shepparton Festival, exploring the notion that every person has a unique way of seeing the world around them. Over 2018, stories were collected from the people of Shepparton that told of the memories and connections we have to this place. Through a mentorship program with renowned Australian Landscape Artist, Jeff Makin, these stories…

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MY BOOMERANG WON’T COME BACK

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Peppercorn Gardens, SPC Ardmona Kids Town, 7287 Midland Highway
Mooroopna, Victoria 3629 Australia
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Do all Boomerangs come back? Come and find out about the different designs and purposes for a boomerang. Learn about how each Man’s Boomerang was marked and then paint and mark your own decorative boomerang with your own symbolic story. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event. Bookings required on: riverconnect@shepparton.vic.gov.au or call 03 5832 9700

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