Meet our members- Claire O’Connell

Local musician and Arts Rutherglen member, Claire O’Connell talks about her passion for singing,  her inspirations , new projects with Arts Rutherglen and an upcoming new album! Singing is my biggest passion in life! I’ve been singing my whole life, growing up in The King Valley, in Victoria and performing at music events in Primary and high school. I was top 50 in the country in Australian Idol when I was eighteen, which was an incredible experience! I also lived in Melbourne for six years, singing at open mics and busking, as well as collaborating with other musicians, before moving to
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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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Meet our members – Toni Harris

Toni Harris, local artist, winner of the 2021 Rutherglen Tastes of Art Photography (creative) prize, and Arts Rutherglen committee member talks about her art practice, current work and upcoming exhibition in the Ballarat Foto Biennale. Why do you make art? We all have a talent /passion that we think or hope that we are good at. Some people are good at sport, some writing, some music etc. For me art is my way of expressing myself against what it is I think I am good at. What informs /influences/inspires your artwork and how is this expressed in your art?  
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Categories: Member news and events.

Busking in Rutherglen – Arts Rutherglen excited to sponsor

Arts Rutherglen are excited to sponsor the Busking Rutherglen heat of the 2021 Australian National Busking Competition. From Friday August 27 to Sunday August 29 2021, Rutherglen will play host to buskers from near and far playing in front of Main St traders. Competing for cash prizes, the winner will also have the honour of representing Rutherglen at the National Grand Final, held in Cooma NSW in November 2021. For more information about this event go to: • Busking Rutherglen on Facebook  • Busking Rutherglen on Instagram • Busking Rutherglen  event webpage  Photo by Kelli McKlintok Unsplash
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Categories: Events and Other projects.

Join us…

Want to join Arts Rutherglen? Already a member? …Have you renewed your membership for 2021? Arts Rutherglen members receive: • Free entry to all Fine Film Nights. • Discounts on events/shows. • Regular updates on coming events, program additions or changes. Membership Cost: Only $40 per year! Go to our Membership page for more information and to download a membership form.
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Categories: Member news and events and Membership.

Tommy McRae Tribute- Stage 1 at Lake King

You may have noticed a new sculpture at Lake King. Stage 1 of the proposed Tommy McRae tribute has been installed. It is a replica of a 1890 drawing, by Tommy McRae’s, from his Bremnar notebook (housed at the National Library). The sculpture has been endorsed by Tommy McRae’s family.  The sculpture was fabricated and erected for Arts Rutherglen by The Agency of Sculpture, Yackandandah. Now that the Stage 1 work is in place – the information board will be finalised at the Rotary deck and we will consider our options to progress Stage 2.  Visit Rutherglen Park, enjoy this
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Categories: Other projects and Sculpture Trail.