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Sep, 2019

2019 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition | Inside Out

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Join us for the Official Exhibition Opening of 2019 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition: Inside Out John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery This annual exhibition showcases the diverse talents of artists from the Western Downs and is collaboratively planned and presented by the major Galleries of the region. Inside out invites artists to reflect on their personal artist practice by looking ‘in’, to connect with their essence of creativity, and bringing ‘out’ to demonstrate through inspired work. The theme invites playful and divergent thinking and brings forth the unexpected. Curated by artist and […]

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Sep, 2019

Offerings by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer

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On the Curved Wall Offerings by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer Offerings brings together a host of interesting small hand-crafted items created with flair and care.  These tiny treasures are made from recycled materials and repurposed found objects and include fabric jewellery, small bags and art dolls. OPENING DATE  Saturday 19 October, 5.30pm EXHIBITION DATES 21 October – 10 December 2019 @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles RSVP – ALL WELCOME Wednesday 16 October 07 4628 5330 dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Image caption: Gail Kutasi | Multi-coloured cowl 2017 | Yarns | diameter 100cm

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Sep, 2019

Dabble at Dogwood

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DABBLE AT DOGWOOD Paint Along with Anna Barlett Colourful Peacock Saturday 16 November, 12pm-3pm For teens and adults $10 per person Call Dogwood Crossing on 4628 5330 or email dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Click on the link for more info https://bit.ly/2v0IDFb Image caption: Anna Bartlett | Colourful Peacock

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Sep, 2019

A Naturalist’s Life: a response to the flora and fauna of the Western Downs

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Join us for the Official Exhibition Opening of A Naturalist’s Life: a response to the flora and fauna of the Western Downs by Grace Lithgow and Karen Gaskell John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery A Naturalist’s Life showcases botanical drawings and hand painted ceramics from renowned Queensland naturalist and artist Grace Lithgow. The botanical drawings are a detailed record of the regions Acacia species and fascinating fungi to be found in the West – held in trust for the Western Downs community by the Lapunyah Art Gallery. Hand painted ceramic collection will […]

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Sep, 2019

Outback Connections

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On the Curved Wall Outback Connections Artwork and wearable art created from natural materials by Ruby Purple Outback Connections is a body of work created in response to Ruby Purple’s Artists Residency at Curtin Springs Station in the Central Australian Desert in the Northern Territory. Ruby designs and creates artworks from natural grasses, paper and found materials.  She aims to bring awareness to the importance of preserving our natural world by capturing the fragility and strength of nature and it’s ever changing balance. EXHIBITION DATES 24 August – 12 October 2019 […]

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Sep, 2019

Charlotte’s Web

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Oink oink! Do you hear that? It’s the sound of Charlotte’s Web coming to the Western Downs! The funny and touching fable tells the story of the hero Wilbur the Pig and his relationships and triumphs meeting his friends Charlotte the spider, Fern the farmer’s daughter, and farmyard characters Templeton the Rat, Sheep, Goose and Gander. Western Downs Regional Council in partnership with RAVA Productions are bringing the stage production of the much loved classic tale of Charlotte’s Web to the Western Downs, set to delight families this September school […]

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Aug, 2019

In a Bind: Papercraft and Bookbinding Workshop

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Join us at Dalby Library for an introduction to the craft of Japanese bookbinding. Dalby local Ann Shepherd will be on hand to guide you as you create a beautiful A5 notebook using decorative craft paper and the Japanese bookbinding technique. Your notebook is yours to keep, and with Christmas just around the corner it’s a great opportunity to get a head start and make a lovely handmade gift. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Details at a glance Date: Monday 4 November 2019 Time: 10am–11.30am Location: Dalby Library […]

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Aug, 2019

Winter comfort food in this months Better Homes Magazine

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This month’s Better Homes and Gardens Magazine is packed full of ideas to make your home beautiful, and to feed your family delicious, nourishing meals! Slow cookers are a great way to prepare your meals.  Pop all your ingredients into the pot and turn to low. When you come home from work, voila, dinner is served. Slow cookers are a great way to prepare the perfect soups and stews. Find soup bones and lamb shanks at the butchers, and add some dried soup mix and vegetables from the supermarket. Plonk […]

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Jul, 2019

Meandarra Museum Volunteers Wanted

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Do you have a passion for research or perhaps a flair for arranging and displaying artefacts? The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum volunteer group is always looking for new members. Our dedicated volunteers devise and construct our new exhibitions, ensure the museum is open for visitors on weekends, and assist with cleaning and maintenance of our precious artefacts. There is no minimum time commitment – we welcome anyone with an interest in our museum! If this sounds like something for you, please contact the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum on 4665 6147, email meandarra.museum@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or contact […]

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Jun, 2019

What were Australian’s Reading in the Victorian Era?

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Whilst reading The Guardian Australia our library team came across a very interesting article. The Australian National University has conducted a study analysing the borrowing habits from a selection of Australian libraries between 1861 and 1928. They have a created a entire database where you can filter Australian reading habits by age, occupation, gender, and library. The data found that males were the predominant borrowers, mining the biggest occupation, and that fiction vastly outweighed non-fiction in borrowing choices. Quite a few of the popular titles are still in circulation in […]

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