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The Cope Street Parade 27 October

Cope Street Parade poster

Cope Street Parade posterSydney born and bred, The Parade does love songs like no others can.

The Cope Street Parade are a high energy Australian music ensemble. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy and swing. With tender ballads and rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles and successfully blur the lines between the contemporary and the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty and Leadbelly.

This is Australian swing music. The hot sounds of gypsy swing mixed with element of New Orleans traditional jazz meld together is a hotpot of cold beers and sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.

Formed in 2009, The Parade has performed at major music festivals and venues across Australia, such as the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Sydney Festival, Bellingen Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Jazzgroove Summer Festival. The band has also been lucky enough to collaborated with Lulo Reinhardt, Dan Barnett, Geoff Bull, Bob Henderson and Bob Barnard. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2010 and since then they have released six studio albums to rave reviews and captivated audiences across the country.

Book tickets at Eventbrite

“This is ecstasy.”
– John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald

“The tenor is Fermino’s instrument and he produced the romantic, rhapsodic elements and the dark, muscular drive characteristic of early Coleman Hawkins.”
– Sydney Morning Herald

“It’s like Belle Epoque Paris decided – against the laws of space and time – to hold a luau in Redfern.”
– Max Lavergne, Triple J

“A parallel in some ways to the Hoodangers in Melbourne. Here, the Cope Street Parade presents…the sentimental, the directly emotional and the downright funny and sometimes bawdy.”
– Music Trust, Loud Mouth.
Personel:
Justin Fermino – Tenor & Alto Saxophone/Voice
Louis King – Guitar/Voice
Sam O’Halloran – Guitar/Voice
Grant Arthur – Sousaphone/Voice

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DAO of DYLAN – Monique diMattina and Rebecca Barnard

Dao of Dylan with Monique di Mattina and Rebecca Barnard

Following a sellout debut tour earlier this year, Monique diMattina and Rebecca Barnard present the Dao of Dylan.

Recently awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, Bob Dylan is arguably the most important songwriter of our time.

A historic collaboration between Monique diMattina and Rebecca Barnard

In this historic collaboration, Monique and Rebecca combine their considerable blues/jazz/rock/roots forces – drawing from Rebecca’s royal jazz heritage and rock stardom as leader of Rebecca’s Empire, and Monique’s unlimited piano skills and songstress powers honed through years treading the boards in New York City – to thrill fans of Dylan and the art of song.

Dylan interpreted with tall and telling tales

Hear well known chapters from the ‘Book of Bob’ soulfully re-interpreted, while these two celebrated songwriters tell tall and telling tales on the mystic resonance of Dylan’s work in their lives and music.

Hear ‘Don’t Think Twice’ boogie thrashed, ‘The Man in the Long Black Coat’ re-worked to Twin Peaks eeriness and ALL the Dylan songs that start with the line ‘Early in the Morning’.. who stole from who (Dylan? The Beatles? The Stones? Joan Baez?) how to stay Forever Young and much much more!

 

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Creative Writing Workshop with Lyn Yeowart

Creative Writing Workshop at Mansfield Art Gallery

Friday 1 September: 5:30 pm – 8.30 pm
Saturday 2 September: 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Come and join in for this fantastic two-day creative writing workshop with Lyn Yeowart where you will learn practical and simple tips and tricks you can apply to your creative writing straight away. This is an engaging, inspiring and fun session so if you are an aspiring writer, or just wish to learn a few things about how to turn your stories from good to great then this workshop is not to be missed!

About Lyn

Lyn YeowartLyn Yeowart has been a professional writer and editor for over 25 years, focussing on “grey literature” to keep afloat – and creative literature to keep her sanity.
She has taught creative writing at Swinburne University and City of Kingston, mentors three emerging writers, has delivered under-graduate and post-graduate courses in writing and communications at Deakin and Monash universities, and is a guest presenter in the University of Melbourne’s Executive Master of Arts.
She has written and performed numerous poems and stories for primary school children, edited published novels and poetry, and last year was dramaturge (and an actor) in It’s Complicated! in the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She was runner-up in the Victorian Writer’s Centre travel writing “Wish You Were Here” competition, was short-listed in Oz Opera’s short fiction competition, and has completed a draft of her first novel, 27 Images of My Father, that explores the causes and ramifications of family violence, the power of words and the imagination, the morality of revenge, and how we find a sense of self.
Lyn is an energetic presenter who builds confidence in writers, delivers practical techniques and tips, and challenges writers to take their work to a new level.

Lyn’s qualifications

Bachelor of Education (Language & Literature)
Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing
Masters in Creative Writing

Feedback from participants

“Lyn is extremely engaging, and happy to assist and work through any questions, encouraging us to find the answer.”
“Practical simple ideas that can be applied straight away.”
“Excellent. Reinforced existing knowledge and provided new knowledge.”
“Lyn is a great presenter.”
“I couldn’t get over how much you know about writing and books.”
“Hands-on…opportunity to practice…dynamic style.”
“Great course. I feel I improve each time I attend one of Lyn’s courses.”

Workshop outline

Here’s what we may (or may not) cover – depending on people’s experience, stumbling blocks, styles of writing, and goals. And your questions.

Session 1

• Sharing – Why are you writing…and why are you writing this?
• Psychological barriers and breakthroughs
• Storytelling – what is a story, why do they matter, and what is the story you’re telling?
• The people who populate your writing – author, narrator/s, and characters
• Voices, tones, styles, genres
• Reflection and sharing – What do you know about your writing, what do you need to do to go to the next level?
• Sharing – A short reading of your own work (if you feel comfortable) and respectful feedback
• Shut Up And Write!

Session 2

• Sharing – A short reading of your own work (if you feel comfortable) and respectful feedback
• Plots and structures
• Planned vs organic writing
• How to use opposing themes in your writing
• Dissecting and deepening your writing
• Reflection and sharing – What do you now know about your writing, what do you need to do to go to the next level?
• Shut Up And Write!

What to bring

A hard copy of an extract of a piece of your writing, between 500 and 1,000 words.
A notebook and pen and/or laptop.
An open curious respectful mind.

Workshop fees

$100 for the two-day workshop, includes a light dinner (soup and sandwiches) on Friday night and afternoon tea on Saturday

To secure your spot book your tickets now via Eventbrite

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Don’t say goodbye, just ‘au revoir’

Mansfield Art Gallery, open with furniture on display outside

Mansfield Art Gallery opened on 12 March 2016.

On 19 August 2017 we’ll be changing the way we operate.

The reasons for the change are many and complex. Our location, the local appetite for what we offered and the demands of other projects have all had an effect.

On the other hand, we’ve found that there’s a demand for the beautiful work we have been displaying – and our exposure and sales through online channels sometimes exceed what we’re able to achieve in the shop.

Vive l’internet!

What will stay

You’ll still see art and objects showcased in our small room, available to view day and night through the window.

We’ll still hang selected works on the gallery walls.

We’ll still post pictures of work for sale on Instagram and Facebook, and share the posts of artists whose work we love.

We will still be happy to facilitate your purchase of art from our online shop or our display window. We’ll still arrange shipping, provide artist statements and advice.

We will still run music, workshops and other events from time to time.

What will change

The gallery will no longer be open for visits except by prior appointment.

We’ll no longer run solo or group exhibitions, but instead will maintain an ongoing display of selected local work.

Help us celebrate

We’re running an invitation-only cocktail party on 19 August – and we’d love to see you there. The Harvey Club will provide jazz, including special guest, the nationally and internationally acclaimed Fem Belling. A drink on arrival, delicious finger food to suit any taste and a 10% discount on all art purchased on the night. Contact Miriam to request an invitation.

 

 

 

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The Last Babushka Doll short film screening

Film poster for the short film The Last Babushka Doll showing actors Anne Louise Lambert and Don Bridges

Join us for a special screening of the short film ‘The Last Babushka Doll’ by writer and producer Georgina Luck and director Angelo Salamanca at the MAC (Mansfield Armchair Cinema). Then stay for the Q&A after the movie and a writing masterclass all about how to turn fiction into film…

Film screening and Q&A on Sunday 18 June at 10.30am at The MAC (Mansfield Armchair Cinema)

Writing masterclass ‘Turning fiction into film’ on Sunday 18 June at 2pm at Mansfield Art Gallery

The Last Babushka Doll

Film poster for the short film The Last Babushka Doll showing actors Anne Louise Lambert and Don Bridges

Award winning writer Georgina Luck and director Angelo Salamanca will be in Mansfield on Sunday 18 June to present their short film ‘The Last Babushka Doll’ and run a writing workshop ‘Turning fiction into film’.

In the mystical Blue Mountains, a paramedic faces his most confronting case – will he follow rules to prolong a patient’s horrific suffering or risk his career by ending the patient’s pain?

Don’t miss this beautifully written film starring actors from some of Australia’s most iconic films and TV shows.

Then join us for a special masterclass and learn practical tips and tricks how to turn a story into a film.

Film tickets $5 – a percentage will be donated to Mansfield Community Fund

Fiction to Film – masterclass tickets $40 – includes afternoon tea

Book your tickets through Eventbrite or call Mim on 0407 664 202

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Harvey Club 11 June with jazz at Mansfield Art Gallery

Inside of Mansfield Art Gallery at a recent jazz event

Join us for an afternoon of jazz at Mansfield Art Gallery on Sunday 11 June with our friends from The Harvey Club. This band will get you in the groove for a relaxing Sunday afternoon from 4pm.

Rolf Koren on drums, Liam Bradley on vibes, Nick Lester on saxophone – and possibly some other special guests. You never know with The Harvey Club! Kids are welcome.

High Country Wine Cellars wines will be available for purchase on the day, please no BYO.

Earlybird tickets are now available for you to book:

Adult $20

Child $12

Family $70

Book your tickets now through Eventbrite or call Mim on 0407 664 202

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Lantern making workshop at the gallery

four detailed images of lanterns being made at a workshop

four detailed images of lanterns being made at a workshop

In conjunction with Arts Council Mansfield we’re excited to be hosting a lantern making workshop on Sunday 4 June in preparation for the Mansfield Lantern Festival (17 June). Join us for a fun afternoon with this after-school lantern making workshop at Mansfield Art Gallery from 4 – 5.30pm.

This event is FREE. Please book in advance so we know numbers. To book your spot drop in at Mansfield Art Gallery between 11am and 3pm on weekends or call Mim on 0407 664 202.

Kids under 10 years of age must have an adult in tow!

See this event on Facebook

More Lantern Workshops

If you can’t make it to the gallery on 4 June, there are two other lantern workshops you can attend – both at Mansfield Library in Collopy Street.
No bookings required but it’s a good idea to let the library know you’re coming to help them set up.
Thursday 8 June: 3.45 – 5 pm. FREE.
Thursday 15 June: 4 – 5.30 pm.  FREE.
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Fashion show – Jan Barker originals

Join us for a fashion gala at Mansfield Art Gallery featuring Jan Barker’s hand dyed and leaf print natural fibre clothing.

Showing in the gallery until 12 May

Hand dyed leaf print fashion at MAG

Jan uses natural plant dyes made from local flora to create unique designs and patterns on ethically sourced sdyed merino silk fabricilk /merino, silk and other natural fabrics. Fabrics, handmade books, scarves, cowls and other small pieces by Jan Barker will be available for sale. 

This glamorous evening event will feature a fashion parade of sleepwear and casual feminine fashions, with an opportunity to purchase fabric and a limited number of pieces. 

Jan will also take orders for clothing and outfits on the night. 

Refreshments will be provided on the night. A portion of your entry fee of $15 will be donated to Jamieson Wildlife Rescue and Mansfield Community Fund. 

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Parafur and other chaise longings – Timo Juntunen

– entry is free and all are welcome.

Longing. One of Timo’s small birds

We are thrilled to present our first solo show, by local artist Timo Juntunen.

The exhibition, titled Parafur and other chaise longings will show in the gallery’s small room from 1 to 16 April 2017, with an opening event on Friday 31 March from 6 to 8 pm.

Regular visitors to the gallery will be familiar with Timo’s creations. It is his large sculpture that stands elegantly in the gallery garden, saluting the sky.  Timo’s small carved birds, hand-made furniture and notebooks have been extremely popular in the gallery.

Timo splits his time between Goughs Bay and Melbourne, finding inspiration locally in birdlife and natural settings.  He is an artist who works in many media and refuses to be bound by category or classification, choosing instead to make his own way in a world of observation and ideas.

Parafur and other chaise longings explores ideas about longing – the longing for the unreachable, the lost, the past and the far away.

The show will feature a hand-made couch, gilt-framed paintings, porcelain birds and works on paper. All works are for sale.

Visitors to the 2016 Median to Rare sculpture competition held by Arts Council Mansfield may remember the couch, which Timo exhibited surrounded with carefully placed sticks and flowers.

Parafur sofa

 

Timo’s artworks will challenge the expectations of the viewer, with shapes, materials, colours and placement in the room inspired by the ideas of the Baroque, the sublime and the ephemeral.

Parafur and other chaise longings opens on Friday 31 March, from 6 to 8 pm.

The exhibition remains open from 1 to 16 April.

Enquiries to Miriam Zolin, Mansfield Art Gallery. mansfieldartgallery@gmail.com or phone 0407 664 202

 

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Chris McNulty – world class jazz

Chris McNulty’s voice is exquisite. This  jazz singer has recently returned to Australia after living for decades in the US and performing regularly in New York and the world stage.

One night only

Chris will be visiting Mansfield for one night only, and with her trio will perform at Mansfield Art Gallery, in the main room.

Accommodation

If you’re travelling to Mansfield for the concert, talk to us about accommodation – we’ve partnered with some local accommodation providers to offer some excellent deals.

More about Chris McNulty

Since her emergence on the international jazz scene in 1991 critically acclaimed Palmetto recording artist, Chris McNulty has been hailed by musicians, peers and critics alike as a jazz vocalist-composer with a unique vision, boundless creative energy and a distinctive style.

Blessed with an exquisite instrument she combines a rich, expressive voice with a deep sense of swing, a natural feel for the blues and an impressive ability to improvise. Her compositions have been hailed not only as rich harmonically, melodically and lyrically but also completely worthy of the company they keep alongside the great standards she continues to interpret and explore.

Her recordings and performances have garnered 4 and 5 star reviews in publications including Downbeat, The Irish Times, Jazz Wise, Jazz Journal and Jazz Times among many others.

Since 2002, McNulty has maintained a consistent presence on the international touring scene. In May 2013, Chris won the prestigious Australian Bell Award (the equivalent of a US Grammy) for Best Vocal Jazz Album forThe Song That Sings You Here. Her most recent album Eternal featuring chamber orchestra with jazz quartet and orchestrations by gifted arranger, Stephen Newcomb released on Palmetto Records in March 2015.

Visit Chris McNulty on the web at www.chrismcnulty.com

Praise for Chris McNulty

“McNulty has put all she has learned over half a lifetime of jazz singing and songwriting into this exquisite chamber jazz CD. On this CD, McNulty bares her soul, and one doesn’t dare look away.” ★★★★½
— Allen Morrison, Downbeat, June 2015

“Such a beautifully crafted and heartfelt performance throughout. From the very first minute we hear McNulty’s eloquent, exquisite vocals, we know this is an album we are going to be listening to time and time again; to catch those rare moments of beauty a release such as this delivers.”
– Mike Gates, UKVibe, February 2015

“The best singers make us believe the songs they are singing.” ★★★★
– Cormac Larkin, Irish Times, March 2015

“The resultant blend is beautiful and seamless, as sensitivity reigns supreme.” ★★★★½
– Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz  March 2015