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Denmark Arts Members Bulletin
10 September 2009
Reminder: Denmark Arts AGM Denmark Arts Council invites you all to attend our AGM at Karriview Winery for food, wine and an opportunity to catch up with the team. There will be a number of vacancies on the committee; so please think about getting involved in the strategic management of our organization. We look forward to seeing you there! Friday 18th September â€“ 6pm @ Karriview on Scottsdale Road Denmark.
Membership renewal is now over due for 2009-2010, please download the new form from our website www.denmarkarts.com.au or pop into the office for a new form on Tues & Thurs 9-5, Wed 9-1 if your membership expiry date is June 2009.
Expressions of interest for market entertainment, contact Cathy on 0420884248 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell - Tickets on sale now! Denmark Arts will present Stark Raven Theatreâ€™s latest production by Perth playwright Reg Cribb on Saturday 3rd October at Denmark Civic Centre for one night only. The Haunting is about the kind of secret that canâ€™t be shared. An aging poet and Aussie icon, Daniel Gartrell has an unfinished masterpiece. A film is to be made about his life and young Craig, fresh out of drama school, is to play him. This is his big break. Hollywood could be next. Gartrell is a recluse. When Craig turns up, Daniel begins to play mind games with him, using words as his weapons, stringing him along just enough to keep him coming back. Enter Sarah, his daughter. She looks after her father and has sacrificed her life for him. She has her own agenda. The play is bitingly funny but has a twist. Daniel has a deep dark secret which plays on his mind. Reg Cribb has a real knack for writing dialogue which keeps you laughing even while your spine chills. An underlying theme is the treatment of Aboriginal people on station country last century. Daniel is played by well known ABC broadcaster Ron Tait. Ron freely admits that acting is his first love and he sees Daniel as the kind of challenging role that doesnâ€™t come along too often. The complex character of Craig is played by Rhys Hughes who at 21 displays all the acting maturity and talent needed. Finally, as Sarah, is Lee McLaughlin, Stark Ravenâ€™s founder and artistic director. Tickets $20 adult - $18 members, available from Spot Newsagents. Please note the production contains strong language and some nudity.
Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival â€“ Tickets on sale now! Denmark Arts and DVTV are pleased to host the 12th Comedy Film Festival at the Denmark Civic Centre on 2nd October. The dates are locked in, the venues are settled, the films have been selected, and the show is about to hit the road! This year there are 5 International and 6 Australian short films which will take the audience on a deceptively fantastic journey of winners and losers - in life, love and an absurd array of sports (how very Australian!). It's shaping up to be an absolute corker, so don't miss it! The festival opens on the weekend of October 2 & 3 across WA, with a bunch of simultaneous screenings (how exciting!) Tickets at $12 adult and $9 for members of Denmark Arts are available in Denmark only from Spot Newsagency.
Glyphs; Hidden & Forbidden exhibition in collaboration with South Coast Woodworks and artists Nikki Green and David Derrin opens Sun 20th Sept 3pm at South Coast Woodworks Mezz Gallery with artistâ€™s floor talk at 3.30pm. Landscape, rituals and symbols are inscribed in our daily lives; these two artists explore the hidden and forbidden glyphs that influence our conscious and subconscious beliefs. RSVP by 16th Sept on 9845 2028.
Great Southern Art Trail opening Shire president Kim Barrow will open the launch of this years Art Trail in conjunction with the exhibition â€œAlchemy with Earth â€“ celebrating ceramicsâ€™ at the Old Butter Factory Galleries Friday 25th Sept at 6.00pm. RSVP by 21st Sept on 9848 2525
Coastal Splendorsâ€™ Art Exhibition 11am on Saturday 26th September at the Centre for Sustainable Living. Come along and enjoy morning tea and immerse yourself in a range of beautiful works, displays and activities with artists; Margaret Pieroni & Katie Syme â€“ Natural History, Anthony Docherty & Chris Lewis â€“ Sculptures, Simon Neville â€“ Coastal Photography and student Artworks from the Gondwana Arts Project (under the tutorage of Nikki Green) For workshops and free activity information contact the team at Centre for Sustainable Living on 9848 3310
Dance workshops with Sete Tele Denmarkâ€™s menâ€™s dance group, moveMENt, have invited renowned dancer and choreographer Sete Tele to lead three days of dance workshops, 2 â€“ 4 October. Itâ€™s their way of tempting all those guys in Denmark, young and old, who are interested in trying dance. Sete is a legend in the WA dance scene offering classes that mix Aikido, a form of martial arts, with contemporary dance. He has taught and performed extensively throughout Australia and his entertaining and light hearted approach to teaching makes him immensely popular. Seteâ€™s choreographic work has taken him to Ireland, France, England, Japan, and China, where he was guest choreographer with Guangdong Modern Dance Company in 2005/2006. He is a recipient of two WA Dance Awards for his work as a performer and teacher. Sete regularly runs workshops for people with disabilities through DADAA (WA) and has choreographed numerous works for Get Downers, WAâ€™s dance group for people with Down Syndrome. He is in great demand as a performer and will be featured in two upcoming seasons at His Majestyâ€™s Theatre in Perth, Equus in September and Harakiri in November. This is a rare opportunity for Denmark men to meet and learn from Sete, made possible with support from the Shire of Denmark, Denmark Arts and Skyhouse Retreat. Women are welcome to attend the Taster workshop on Friday night; however all other activities are for men only. All workshops happen at the Denmark Scout Hall on Brazier Street and are suitable for participants with no prior dance experience from 15 years and over. Friday 2 October 4.30pm â€“ 6pm â€˜Tasterâ€™ workshop and introduction (men & women) Saturday 3 October & Sunday 4 October (Men Only) 10am â€“ midday, Dance class â€“ Aikido and contemporary dance, 1pm â€“ 4pm Choreographic workshop. Cost: $30 for full program, participants must be available for all workshops or $10 for taster workshop only. Bookings essential: Call Annette Carmichael on 9848 1257 or email email@example.com
Through the Mirror Exhibition is a retrospective exhibition by artist Jacquie Codee showing at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany from 25th Sept to 17th Oct. Opening night is 26th Sept at 6pm RSVP 9841 9260
Recipe for Jam auditions for musicians interested in being a part of the region's most original music Professional Development Program is being held at The Vancouver Arts Centre. Denmark Auditions - 1 day only at Denmark TAFE music room Monday 14th September 3.10pm - 5pm, bring a photo of yourself and your instruments. To register call the VAC on 9841 9260. Albany Auditions - 2 days at The Vancouver Arts Centre Concert Room on Tuesday 15th Sep & Thurs 17th Sep 6.30pm - 8.30pm, bring a photo of yourself and your instruments. To register call the VAC on 9841 9260. This year Recipe for Jam is being held from Monday 5th - Sunday 11th October. You will spend a whole week living with fellow musicians in Mary Thomson House (next to the VAC) and working with local music professionals developing your skills in networking, performance, music industry knowledge, self-esteem building and teambuilding. You will learn about stage craft and song writing and have your musical skills challenged and stretched as you jam with others and prepare for the final concert. You will also have the opportunity to perform on stage with none other than Rob Hirst and the Sneaky Weasel Gang (now that's going to look great on your resume!) So what are you waiting for? Sign up for an audition today! In 2009 Recipe for Jam (R4J) will be in its 5th year and has become the VAC's premier Music Professional Development Program for young emerging musicians. In 2008 it was shortlisted as a finalist in the inaugural Music in Communities Awards, receiving national media exposure. The Vancouver Arts Centre would like to acknowledge and thank Healthway and the Department of Culture and the arts for their continued support.
Aboriginal performers wanted for the Cranbrook Show next March. For more information please contact Julieanne Climie directly on M: 0428860979 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Theatre Auditions Master class Demystify what can be a daunting process - the musical audition. Conducted by WAAPA's Head of Music Theatre, David King, along with choreographer Jenny Lynnd and director Crispin Taylor, this master class will give you techniques to deal with the most challenging musical audition.
The three-hour session includes mock auditions for singing, acting and dance and prepares auditionees for all challenges from cattle-call to call back. Suitable for professional and amateur performers, teachers and prospective WAAPA students - minimum age 15 years. The class is held Saturday 5 September 10:00am - 1:00pm, cost; $130.00. Visit www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/explore for details.
Be Active Kite Festival The Walpole Community Resource Telecentre is taking advantage of Walpoleâ€™s typically windy spring weather and organising a kite-related community festival celebrating art, music and physical activity. To kick off the Healthway funded â€œBe Active Kite Festivalâ€ a kite themed community art competition will be launched at the beginning of September. On Friday the 16th October International Kite Artist, Michael Alvares, will share his passion for kites with Walpole Primary School students and involve them in creating their own kites. The students will then be encouraged to participate in a community kite flying on Saturday 17th October with Michael demonstrating a variety of big kites and windsocks from around the world at the Walpole town oval. A special treat will be Michaelâ€™s popular â€œLolly dropâ€ from the sky involving parachutes and spinners from a kite. Refreshments will be available and it is hoped as many people as possible will take the opportunity to view the skyline decorated with kites and participate in the activities. In the afternoon a community music concert showcasing the â€œCircle of Songâ€ community choir and local music students will be held at the Walpole Community Centre. Entry will be by gold coin donation with proceeds aiding the childrenâ€™s cancer charity, Red Kite. Art competition entries will be on display and the winner announced at the concert. For further information about the festival contact the Walpole Community Resource Telecentre on 98401395.
General Manager Wanted for Country Arts The General Manager of Country Arts WA must be collaborative, self-motivated and demonstrate initiative and high-level business acumen. They must have the ability to provide leadership for a medium sized team, and to work well with the breadth of people working in and around Country Arts WA from the Board, CEO, to the arts development, touring, administrative staff and the many regional people who initiate, coordinate and participate in Country Arts WA activities. The General Manager will be the second in command of Country Arts WA and will work closely with the CEO in the implementation of the new vision and strategic plan for the organization. Experience in the arts or related field will be highly regarded. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. For more information contact Country Arts WA on email@example.com , phone 08 9200 6200 or regional freecall 1800 811 883. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 18 September 2009
Coordinator wanted - Western Australian Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Country Arts WA is the state's peak body for regional arts and culture and we are seeking a suitably qualified coordinator to facilitate the development of a new Aboriginal Art Centre Hub. The successful applicant will have high level expertise in organisational development and proven administrative and project management skills. He/she must be able to work independently, think strategically, and conceive, plan, and implement new policies, systems and programs. Excellent communication and relationship building skills are essential to effectively manage consultations with art centers and other stakeholders. Knowledge of the Aboriginal visual arts sector and experience working in a cross-cultural environment is important. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. For more information contact Country Arts WA on firstname.lastname@example.org , phone 08 9200 6200 or regional freecall 1800 811 883. Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 2 October 2009
Denmark Markets dates have been set for the 2009/10 series at Saturday 12th December, Saturday 9th January, Sunday 24th January, Saturday 3rd April. Market Stall Application forms are now available online download pdf here.
Office hours extended Denmark Arts Council office is now open Wednesdays from 9am - 1pm as well as our usual Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am - 5pm. Pop in and see the artwork in our feature artist space as well as our members merchandising area. We currently have cards, posters and CD's for sale including Denmark Market Day CD's - a collector's item! Call Teresa for more information regarding consignment opportunities during office hours on 9848 3623
PO Box 300
Ph/Fax: 9848 3623
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How to join
1. by mail: send name, adress and phone no. with $15 membership fee to Denmark Arts Council, PO Box 300 Denmark, Western Australia, 6333.
2. by hand: Denmark Arts Office, cnr Strickland and Mitchell Streets, Denmark - Tuesday and Thursday opening hours 9am - 3pm
3. by email: email@example.com
4. by phone/fax: (08) 9848 3623
5. payment can be made via direct transfer to our bank account
Arts Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 9am - 3pm
cnr Strickland & Mitchell Streets, Denmark, WA 6333
ph/fax: (08) 9848 3623
Denmark Arts promotes and supports local artists and facilitates community participation in diverse arts experiences.
Denmark Arts values:
- Community ownership and management
- Supports community participation by being inclusive of all aspects of the community
- Pursuit of excellence in expression of the Arts
- Local artists' participation
- Innovation and originality
- Our own cultural identity
- Transparency and good management practices
A Brief History
The Denmark Arts Council was formed in July 1980. Since our inception, a large number of local, national and international performers have had the opportunity to stage their acts in Denmark. An annual program was established, providing a diverse range of arts activities for the community. The first Market Day was held in 1981. There have been many highlights! 1994 was a memorable year as we held the first Brave New Works festival and the Festival of Classics, as well as the second Jugglers Festival. The cork mural was created for our centenary year in 1995. The Denmark Arts Council was one of the first arts group in Western Australia to develop their own on-line presence in 1998. Denmark Arts was awarded Category A status by Country Arts WA in 2004. We look forward to future growth."Denmark Arts receives funds from the State Government of Western Australia through Country Arts WA and by the Denmark community through the Shire of Denmark"