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Meet Beatrice Magalotti- winner of the 2021 Rutherglen Tastes of Art 3D small artworks prize

  Beatrice Magalotti is a contemporary Australian sculptor whose work engages with a range of themes including mythology (particularly Norse and Greek) and migration. Her work is informed by her experience as a woman. Invisible migrants, stories of travel and life journeys are poetically evoked rather than described. By refusing to engage with popular narratives of migration (notably spectacular media images of suffering individuals and groups) the artist seeks to create a space for reflective and introspective dialogues. Beatrice uses embroidery and sewing in her work. Traces of stitching and details of textures of fabrics – traditional female responsibilities –
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Young artists of Rutherglen Part 3 : Meet Bylee Allison and Josie Beattie

Arts Rutherglen are thrilled to introduce  6 local, young artists from Rutherglen High School in the lead up to the 2022 Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize.  In part 3 (below) meet Bylee Allison and Josie Beattie The Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize  Youth Award is open to all young artists (Under 18). In 2022, with thanks to the Indigo Shire Council, we are offering 3 Youth Awards of $250 each.     Bylee Allison Hello. My name is Bylee Allison and I am a student at Rutherglen High School completing my final year of school in 2021. For my Year
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A reflection on 2021

As our dynamic President Helen Mackinlay continues to make a steady recovery from a recent medical procedure, Vice President Scott Landells, reflects on 2021 and some exciting plans and events coming up in 2022. My first term on the Arts Rutherglen Committee has been a very enjoyable and rewarding experience.  I am humbled and excited to be able to bring you this update. Despite continuing disruptions and impacts of the COVID pandemic, Arts Rutherglen has been very active progressing several projects in 2021.  These include: the Tommy McRae Tribute on Lake King. Stay tuned for more news regarding this work
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Young artists of Rutherglen Part 2: Meet Molly Wileman and Dharma Kotzur

Arts Rutherglen are thrilled to introduce and showcase 6 local, young artists from Rutherglen High School in the lead up to the 2022 Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize.  In Part 2 meet Molly Wileman and Dharma Kotzur. The Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize Youth Award is open to  all young artists (12- 18 years old) . In 2022, with thanks to the Indigo Shire Council, we are offering 3 Youth Awards of $250 each.   Molly Wileman Hi everyone. My name is Molly. I attend Rutherglen High School and am in Year 12. During the two years of my VCE
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Indigo FM celebrates Victorian seniors festival -an interview with Leonie Featonby

Arts Rutherglen Membership Coordinator and committee member, Leonie Featonby talks to  about her life journey on Indigo FM – Tuesday 31 August from around 4pm. Tune in via the media player on the Indigo FM website at this link: www.indigofmradio.com Missed this?…  You can check out and listen to Leonie’s story and profile on Seniors Online Victoria, Recognising senior Victorians.   Photograph Tara Trewhella Border mail
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Toni Harris monochromatic perspective

Look who is featuring in North East Regional Extra … Well done to Arts Rutherglen member an local artist Toni Harris! Toni’s exhibition A Monochromatic Perspective features in the Ballarat Foto Biennale 2021 as part of the open program. The Biennale was set to launch on 28th August but has been postponed to a date to be announced (post current COVID lockdown). In the meantime a big congratulations to Toni and you can find out more about this exhibition and the work on Toni’s website   
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Meet our committee – Helen Chambers

I have always been interested in the arts in any form. In particular I like theatre and films. When I heard about a potential arts committee for Rutherglen that would encourage and support different forms of art in the community, I was immediately interested and quite excited about the potential for this group. I clearly remember our first meeting – Thursday 10th March 2005. We met at 6pm and the facilitator was Chris Pidd, who was the Arts Development Officer at Murray Arts.  A small gathering of about five people attended.  Back then, Chris Dormer,  who was the Arts Officer
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Meet our committee – Scott Landells

Scott tells us why he loves being a member and the current Vice President of Arts Rutherglen and what he’s looking forward to in 2021 and beyond. I’ve lived around the Rutherglen area for over a decade and in town since 2014. I have been an admirer of Arts Rutherglen for a while, and a member since 2019.  There have been many Arts Rutherglen highlights, including in 2010 when Australian author Shane Maloney came to town (his books Stiff and The Brush Off were made into Tele-movies starring David Wenham). Other highlights include several Comedy Festival Roadshows, the ever expanding
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