July 2012

Central Coast arts on the radio!

Coast Arts radio is a weekly program broadcasting a selection of news, views and voices from the arts on the Central Coast. You can hear Coast Arts Sundays 6-7pm on Coast FM 963, or listen live at www.coastfm.org.au

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Broadcast on Coast Arts Sunday 29 July 2012, 6-7pm on Coast FM 963,
produced and presented by Meredith Gilmore.
An interview with Peter Doherty from Umina Rotary about the 6th annual Portrait Prize coming up on the 31st of August. Several sections to enter, and cash prizes on offer.  Entries close Friday 3 August.http://www.portraitprize.com.au/
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An interview with McMasters Beach artist John Biggart, talking about his art and about his annual exhibition at the Bouddi Gallery in the first two weeks of August.  Owner of the Bouddi Gallery, Jody Deamer,  will be away from 5 August for five weeks on a buying trip, so instead of the usual contemporary Aboriginal art for sale, three local artists will be holding solo exhibitions:
John Biggart 1-14 August (Official opening Sat 4th Aug 3-5 pm)http://www.bouddigallery.com.au/special-events/john-biggart-solo-exhibition-2/
Kath Giovanelli 15 – 28 August (Official opening Sat 18th Aug 3-5 pm)http://huntershillarts.com/gallery/search?q=Kath+Giovanelli&page=1
Joseph Rolella 29 Aug – 11 September (Official opening Sat 1st Sept 3-5 pm)http://www.josephrolella.com/
From 12 to 20 September there’ll now also be another exhibition at the Bouddi Gallery –  Three Points of View with Sherry McCourt, Kerrie Pentecost and Annie Reid. Fusing their three different styles into a celebration of colour.
Drinks with the artists Sat 18th September, 3 to 5 pm
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Highlights from the opening of the Merric and Arthur Boyd Exhibition (White Gums and Ramoxes) and the Gosford Artists Residency Exhibition at the Gosford Regional Gallery on 20 July 2012. The highlights feature Curator of the Gallery, Tim Braham. Both these exhibitions are on display till mid September when the 2012 Gosford Art Prize opens.http://www.gosfordregionalgallery.com/exhibitions.htm
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Featured local music on the program was from Dexter Moore, who’ll be performing at Brackets and Jam’s event this Friday night 3 August at Kincumba Mountain.http://www.bracketsandjam.com/http://www.triplejunearthed.com/DexterMoore
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Broadcast on Coast Arts Sunday 22 July 2012, 6-7pm on Coast FM 963, produced and presented by Meredith Gilmore.
An interview with Bronwyn Van de Graaff of the Central Coast Botanical Art Group.  Their annual exhibition opened on Friday 20 July at the Studio Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery and runs through till Sunday 29 July, open 10am to 4pm each day.
An interview with Helen Goodworth, organiser of the Lakes Artsfest coming up in August.  Lakes Artsfest is an annual event run by the Lakes Anglican Church in Kanwal, this year on 24-26 August.  Invitation open to all, including young artists.  Categories include painting/drawing, sculpture/woodwork, photography and textiles.  You can get an entry form from the website below or by phoning 4393 1333 Mon-Fri 9am – 3pm.    Entries forms to be returned by 3 August, artworks works to be delivered Thursday 23 August.
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An interview with Gabrielle McIntosh, organiser of a new Theatre Sports group which started this week at the Arts Barn in Kariong.  Everyone is welcome to come along and take part or just enjoy the fun as part of the audience, entry cost a mere gold coin donation!   Theatre Sports workshops to be held every fortnight on Wednesday night – coming dates Wed 8 August and Wed 22 August 7.30-9.30pm. No need to book, you can just come along to the Arts Barn, corner of Woy Woy Road and Dandaloo Street Kariong.   For more information contact Gabrielle by phone on 0423 334 005.
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Our featured music on the program this week was from a band called Inside Outlaw who actually hail from the North Coast of NSW, but whose lead singer Ronny Lindsay used to live on the Central Coast. The band was here recently and have released a CD called Catastrophe Theory.
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Broadcast on Coast Arts Sunday 15 July 2012, 6-7pm on Coast FM 963, produced and presented by Meredith Gilmore.
An interview with Paul Haggith, a well-known Central Coast artist and organiser of the plein air artists at Terrigal for the 5 Lands Walk for the past two years. Amongst  many other things, Paul talks about the upcoming exhibitions at the Crowne Plaza and Regional Gallery with works from this group of 20 or so prominent local artists. The first exhibition starts at the Crowne Plaza Terrigal  on 21 July 2012.  An exhibition of works from the 5 Lands Walk will be on display at the Gosford Regional Gallery from mid January 2013.  Paul Haggith is also one of the artists whose studios are part of the 5 Lands Art Trail.

Videos of all the Terrigal artists at the 5 Lands Walk on 23 June 2012 are on You Tube – made by rockterrigal.   You can access them directly through links on this PDF:

Terrigal in Plein Air 2012 Artist you tube links________________________________________________________________________________
An interview with local artist and art teacher Sandra McArthur, who currently has an exhibition on at the Hang Nicole Ruiz Gallery in Brooklyn till 1 August 2012.
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A brief interview with Karen Williams from the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society, from a visit to their exhibition which was on at Bateau Bay from 9-15 July 2012.
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Our featured local music on the program this week was from Central Coast band The Chilltons , who write songs and perform in Sydney and on the Coast.
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Broadcast on Coast Arts, Sunday 8 July 6-7pm on Coast FM 963, produced and presented by Meredith Gilmore
An interview with Bob Puffett from the  Bays Community Group, about their annual Wine, Cheese and Art night on Saturday 14 July at the Woy Woy Bay Community Hall.  The exhibition features local artists Joseph Rolella and Greg Coates, and is also open on Sunday 15 July for 9am to 3pm.  For more information contact Bob on 4342 9171.
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Highlights from the Lakeside Arts Community Exhibition Opening on 6 July at The Entrance, featuring an interview with artist Nadia Zarb, as well as welcoming words from Stuart Slough, Cultural Planner with Wyong Council.
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An interview with Barbara Stamos, one of the five potters and two artists involved with the 5 Ways Plus Exhibition, which opened at the Studio Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery last Friday and runs through till Sunday 15 July, open 9.30am to 4pm each day. The artists are Fran Melrose and Renate Leyer, and the potters are Annette Poole, Barbara Stamos, Judy Barrett, Rachel Bunny and Annette Reid.
___________________________________________________________Our featured local music on the 8 July program was from Central Coast singer songwriter Anabelle Kay.
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Broadcast on Coast Arts, Sunday 1 July 6-7pm on Coast FM 963, produced and presented by Meredith GilmoreAn interview with the four artists involved in the Gosford Artists Residency – Wendy Abel Campbell, Kath Fries, Janet  Meaney and Kylie Rose McLean.  I visited the artists on their last day in the shop in the Imperial Centre on 29 June, to talk about how the project is going and the exhibition of works from the project opening on the 20th of July at the Gosford Regional Gallery.  The exhibition will run from 21 July till 16 September 2012.
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Our featured local music on the 1 July program was from Central Coast singer songwriter Ange Murphy.