Music is going to be a big feature up and down the coast as the River of Art enters its final weekend.
One of the biggest highlights will be the Busking Competition in Narooma all day Saturday starting at 9am and concluding with a concert that evening.
“The streets of Narooma are going to be alive with the sound of music thanks to the Busking Competition,” said River of Art co-chair, Robin Scott-Charlton. “It will put a skip in your step.”
Other music events this weekend include Stonewave Taiko’s drumming workshop and concert on Saturday in Moruya, while Sunday’s lineup includes the Sing for Timor-Leste event at the Moruya Public School, Montague Choristers’ A Capella performance at the Anglican Church in Bodalla and the mezzo soprana, Celeste Haworth, singing in Batehaven on Sunday afternoon.
However, there’s more to River of Art this coming weekend than music. Other events include the final Artist in Conversation dinner, this one with multi-award winning artist Graham Fransella at The Sandbar restaurant in Bateman’s Bay on Saturday evening.
“The Artist in Conversation is a new feature to the festival and it’s been a fabulous success,” said River of Art’s other co-chair, Di Jay. “Last Sunday’s dinner with Wendy Sharpe at The River in Moruya was sold out and each of the other Artist in Conversation events we’ve held during the past week have also been fantastic.”
An array of exhibitions will also be open over the weekend including woodwork exhibitions by the Splinters Group at the Mechanics Institute in Moruya and the Eurobodalla Woodies in Mogo. MACS annual art exhibition opens on Friday night (24th) and will be open all weekend at Club Narooma. “River of Dreams”, the exhibition at the Basil Sellers Centre in Moruya will also be open all weekend as will the SOART Gallery in Narooma featuring the entrants in the River of Art’s own painting competition.
Open Studios, another festival feature, will be going strong with artists from Bateman’s Bay down to Tilba opening their studios to art lovers.
Meanwhile cafes, shops, restaurants and even a hotel will be the backdrop for a myriad of art featured in Art on Parade.
The festival continues until Monday 27. For full details, see www.riverofart.com.au Hardcopy programs are also available in libraries, visitor centres and other locations along the coast.
River of Art is funded by the NSW Government through Destination NSW and the Eurobodalla Shire Council.