Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the best of our local artists at Reconnection, a free community event to be held on the forecourt of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Sunday 5 June from 11.30am – 2.30pm.
The afternoon will include the unveiling of a stunning new sculpture called ‘phases’ created by award-winning artist Greer Taylor. The artwork was commissioned as part of the Streets As Shared Spaces program and will delight locals and visitors to the council precinct.
Greer Taylor believes, “Public art plays a powerful role in a community through its capacity for both placemaking (creating physical landmarks that operate beyond coordinates on a map) and for its capacity to generate a community heart space.” Don’t miss the chance to hear her speak about the creation of this imaginative artwork.
The day will also feature music on the Live and LocalShoalhaven stage showcasing some of our region’s up and coming musicians andsingers.
The opening act will be Cambewarra’s own Annaliese Szota, performing songs from her new album Hearthstone, inspired by the Shoalhaven region and recorded in Nowra with the support of a Shoalhaven Arts Board grant.
The community is invited to come along for some fun and to check out the new-look Entertainment Centre forecourt, bring a picnic, enjoy the music, play giant outdoor games, listen to Greer Taylor talk about her sculpture and participate in free arts activities. There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained as well.
So, save the date to bring your family and meet up with friends for a fun afternoon of free music, art and adventure for the whole community.
Keep an eye on our social media for more information to be announced in coming days.
Drawing inspiration from Public-Art
Join Penny Craig as she facilitates an interactive workshop on creating an optical illusion using the 2D medium. Penny has drawn inspiration from Greer Taylor’s public artwork and will have leaves, shells, and seeds for you to draw. If you’d like to stay longer, Penny will be there to guide you in a slow drawing activity. Greer’s public artwork focuses on the changing seasons, nature, and transformation; this slower-paced activity will ask you to observe and reflect on the natural elements, before drawing them.
Presented by Shoalhaven City Council, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Shoalhaven Libraries, Live and Local Shoalhaven, The Live Music Office, APRA AMCOS, NSW Government (Department of Planning and Environment)