High Country Events

Boy out of the Country

Mansfield Performing Arts Centre, View Street, Mansfield, Victoria, 3722

26 Apr 2016, 27 Apr 2016, 28 Apr 2016

There is more to land than real-estate. There is more to family than DNA. Jane Clifton leads a stellar cast to tell a story about family, love, loyalty and property prices in regional Australia.

Boy out of the Country tells an Australian story that is timeless, but also as immediate as the stories we read in our daily papers: stories about family disputes, love, real estate; stories about urban sprawl, lost traditions, and people making a quick buck.

The play asks how society can balance the values of tradition with the potential of development. It asks questions about what gets lost between the cracks when farmland turns to housing estate: the loss of traditions, a sense of community.. the elderly.

It is also a play about language, embracing the Australian idiom and mining the Australian vernacular for all its humour, majesty and poetry. Using naturalistic and non-naturalistic performance styles, the play features use of idiom, verse, storytelling and direct address.

Content: Arts Council of Mansfield
 
The Antiquarians of the 19th Century discovered many things, but sometimes their methods were questionable. In pursuit of science and sapphires, these Hunters and Collectors often resorted to skulduggery.

The Burke Museum, Beechworth, rediscovers its first collections from the 1850's and 1860's and brings you face to face with the people who collected them.

The National Trust Heritage Festival runs each year in April and May and is a celebration of our shared heritage. Any organisation with an interest in history and heritage can participate.

There are hundreds of events happening across the state with the theme of Discovery & Rediscoveries in 2016. To find out more visit their website.

Content: National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
03 57 288 067
 

Collected II 

Wangaratta Art Gallery, 56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta, Victoria, 3677

Celebrating 11 years of the Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection showcasing works collected by the Gallery. The Collection began in 2004 and has been supported by Council enabling the Gallery to develop a collection comprising original works of art and craft of excellent quality.

The biennial, Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award also brings new works to the collection as is a major event attracting nation-wide interest and involvement. Many of the new acquisitions have been donated via the Federal Government's Cultural Gifts Program. This exhibition highlights some of their collection and is enhanced by loaned works from key artists in the collection.

Image:Aida Tomescu Bacchae, 2008 Oil, pigment and pastel on canvas Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Aida Tomescu

Content: Wangaratta Rural City Council
03 57220865
 

Galen Catholic College presents Legally Blonde

28 Apr 2016, 29 Apr 2016, 30 Apr 2016

Galen Catholic College are proud to present Legally Blonde.

Legally Blonde is the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrols at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others.

Throughout the show, no one has faith in Elle Woods, but she manages to surprise them all when she defies expectations while staying true to herself.

Content: Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre
03 57 228 105
 

Bright Brewery Bush Dance

Bright Brewery, 121 Great Alpine Road, Bright, Victoria, 3741

Round up your gang, grab your partner and swing on into Bright Brewery for a colourful night of bush dancing and fun featuring local bush band Squid Jig and dance caller Mark Buckley!

 

Heritage Festival: Beechworth Drive Back in Time

Ford Street, Ford Street, 6, Beechworth, Victoria, 3747

30 Apr 2016, 1 May 2016

Drive back in time on the first Sunday of May to see Ford Street transformed by more than 200 cars of more than 25 years. There will be a static car display, oil engines in the police paddocks, barbeque and music in the street. This is an event not to be missed! Check out the Beechworth Old Cranks website for photos and full event details. Sunday spectators are free.

Fancy making a weekend of it? Then you're also invited to attend the Saturday welcome barbecue.

The National Trust Heritage Festival runs each year in April and May and is a celebration of our shared heritage. Any organisation with an interest in history and heritage can participate.

There are hundreds of events happening across the state with the theme of Discovery & Rediscoveries in 2016. To find out more, visit the website.

Content: National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
04 27 926 196
of the Bright Autumn Festival, this Bush Dance event is a community fundraiser that will help showcase the spectacular Autumn season in beautiful Bright and raise money to support the future of the Festival. All ages are welcome!

 

The night will include prizes for best dressed, a silent auction, festival fun and more.

Content: Bright Brewery 2
 
03 57 551 301
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 Gallery Collection in Miniature

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Foyer, 37 Ford Street, Wangaratta, Victoria, 3677

31 May - 31 Jul 2016

Over many years the Wangaratta Art Gallery has purchased a number of works.

This wonderful exhibit at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Foyer Gallery is an exhibition of the Wangaratta Art Gallery’s smaller textiles, many purchased for the collection from the Petite Miniature exhibitions since its conception back in 2010.

image details Valerie Kirk Caught Fish - Pangasianodon Gigas, 2010 Woven form © Valerie Kirk

Content: Wangaratta Rural City Council
03 57220865