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  • 2019 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition | Inside Out 2019 Western Downs Regional Artists' Exhibition | Inside Out

    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 educator Robert Natoli the exhibition is documented by a full colour professionally presented catalogue.

    OPENING DATE 
    Saturday 19 October, 5.30pm

    EXHIBITION DATES
    21 October – 10 December 2019

    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    RSVP – ALL WELCOME
    Wednesday 16 October
    07 4628 5330
    dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Image caption:
    Kardia Stokes | Australia Du schöne! 2019 | Photography on canvas | 51cm x 100cm

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  • Offerings by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer Offerings by Gail Kutasi and Penny Eamer

    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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  • Dabble at Dogwood Dabble at Dogwood

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

    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 be on display by both Grace Lithgow and friend, Chinchilla Potter Karen Gaskell, illustrating the beauty of Chinchilla’s delicate wildlife, featuring both birds and flowers from the local area.  Together they remind us of the beautiful and diverse natural treasure on our own doorstep.

    EXHIBITION DATES
    24 August – 12 October 2019

    John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
    @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    RSVP – ALL WELCOME
    Wednesday 21 August
    07 4628 5330
    dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Image caption:
    Grace Lithgow | Aseroe rubra 1998 | Pen, ink and watercolour on paper | 17.5cm x 26.5cm

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  • Outback Connections Outback Connections

    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

    @ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
    RSVP – ALL WELCOME
    Wednesday 21 August
    07 4628 5330
    dogwood.crossing@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Image caption:
    Ruby Purple | The power of nature – spectacular landscapes 2019 | Native Kangaroo Grass, recycled and found materials, ink and charcoal | 45cm x 45cm

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  • Storytime for Toddlers at Miles Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

    Art and language fun is the aim of Storytime for Toddlers.  Sessions are especially beneficial for children between 18 months and 4 years.

    Storytime for Toddlers will focus on talking, playing, singing and reading.

    • 17 Sep – @ the Library – Three Little Pigs
    • 8 Oct – @ the Gallery – A Naturalist’s Life
    • 15 Oct – @ the Library – You’ve Got to Have a Hat

    Bookings are essential.

    P: 4628 5330
    E: miles.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime in our other branches.

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  • Miles Writer’s Group Miles Writer's Group

    Do you have a desire to express yourself through the written word?

    Join a local group of enthusiastic writers who set writing challenges each month and then share their results in an atmosphere of good humour and support. The group meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5pm at The Windsor Hotel.

    All members are free to follow their own project and enjoy support from the group.

    New writers welcome by contacting Roxy Bidgood at ribidgood@nullgmail.com

     

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  • Charlotte’s Web Charlotte's Web

    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 holidays.

    The stage production of Charlotte’s Web is sure to capture young hearts and inspire imagination, with the enchanting story carrying timely messages about valuing friendship, loyalty, accepting differences, and living a full life.

    Council would like all residents to join in on the free activities.

    Chinchilla Cultural Centre, Chinchilla
    Thursday 26 September
    4.30pm –  Facepainting, craft, sausage sizzle*
    6pm – Doors open

    Dulacca Hall, Dulacca 
    Friday 27 September
    4pm – Facepainting, craft, petting zoo, sausage sizzle*
    6pm – Doors open

    Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, Dalby
    Saturday 28 September
    2pm – Matinee
    3pm – Facepainting, craft, sausage sizzle*
    Saturday 28 September
    5pm – Facepainting, craft, sausage sizzle*
    6pm – Doors open


    MOVIE SCREENINGS

    Drillham State School, Drillham
    Friday 6 September, 6.30pm*

    Kaimkillenbun Hall, Kaimkillenbun
    Friday 13 September 6.30pm*

    Jack Chappell Oval, Tara
    Friday 27 September 6.30pm*

    *Food and drink will be available for purchase (cash only).

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  • Learn the Art of Illustration Learn the Art of Illustration

    Learn how to create characters like a champ these school holidays.

    This September, local illustrator Beth Liddle is touring the Western Downs with one goal: to teach you the art of illustration!

    Take your characters from good to amazing with Beth’s tips, tricks and totally awesome techniques.

    Whether you’re an avid artist or a disaster with a pencil, come along to learn and have some fun.

    Everyone aged 8 and up is welcome to attend, including teens and young adults!

    Miles: Wednesday 25 September 10am

    Chinchilla: Wednesday 25 September 2.30pm

    Bell: Thursday 26 September 10am

    Dalby: Thursday 26 September 1.30pm

    Places are limited so bookings are essential. Register here or contact 1300COUNCIL.

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  • Miles Bookclub Miles Bookclub

    Miles Bookclub will meet 10am, Saturday 7 September 2019 to discuss The Cartographer by Peter Twohig.

    Melbourne, 1959. An 11-year-old boy witnesses a murder as he spies through the window of a strange house. God, whom he no longer counts as a friend, obviously has a pretty screwed-up sense of humour: just one year before, the boy had looked on helplessly as his twin brother, Tom, suffered a violent death. 

    Now, having been seen by the angry murderer, he is a kid on the run. With only a shady grandfather, a professional standover man and an incongruous local couple as adult mentors, he takes refuge in the dark drains and grimy tunnels beneath the city, transforming himself into a series of superheroes and creating a rather unreliable map to plot out places where he is unlikely to cross paths with the bogeyman.

    An opportunity to meet with friends, expand your reading experience, and discuss your favourite book.  Engage your passion for reading in a relaxed, friendly, and welcoming environment.

    Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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