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May 2018

2018 ANNUAL PENOLA COONAWARRA ARTS FESTIVAL DESIGN PRIZE

May 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Penola High School, 43 Cameron Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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An invitation is extended to celebrate creativity and excellence by designing a poster to be entered in the 2018 annual Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Design Prize. The chosen design will be used for all promotional material for the 2019 Arts Festival. The winner will receive $1000 sponsored by the Penola and District Business & Tourism Association.

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THE BALNAVES FOUNDATION JOHN SHAW NEILSON ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE AND LOCAL ART PRIZE

May 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Penola High School, 43 Cameron Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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The John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize is named after the Penola born poet and sponsored by The Balnaves Foundation. The major Acquisitive Art Prize is $10,000 with local prizes to also be awarded. All previous winners are exhibited in the Penola Visitor Information Centre, Arthur Street. OFFICIAL FESTIVAL OPENING & WINNERS ANNOUNCED FROM 5.30PM ON THU MAY 17 2018.    

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ACCEPTANCE • EMBRACE • CELEBRATE

May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - May 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Local Images, 55 Church Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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Artist Karen Burow examines some new subjects in this new collection featuring nudes, still life and vehicles. It's a celebration of the ordinary and demonstrates the beauty in everyday people, objects and settings. Her acrylic works on stretch canvas are packed with colour and reflect her positive attitude to life. The exhibition will be on display until June 30, Thursdays to Sundays. LOCAL IMAGES PENOLA, 55 CHURCH STREET, PENOLA FRI MAY 18 – SUN MAY 20 | 9.00AM – 5.00PM | FREE ENTRY OPENING FRI MAY 18 AT 5.00PM Contact: Cate Bell 0428 281 220 or [email protected]

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BE-GIN AGAIN

May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Local Images, 55 Church Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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Artisan Julie Frahm uses a flame-working technique to make the most beautiful beads from assorted gin bottles. She has created a range of truly unique jewellery from these beads. There are necklaces made from Bombay Sapphire Gin bottles, earrings made from a Hendricks Gin bottle, and all sorts of other gin bottles have been used to create this one of a kind jewellery. The exhibition will be on display until June 30, Thursdays to Sundays. LOCAL IMAGES PENOLA, 55 CHURCH STREET, PENOLA FRI MAY 18 – SUN MAY 20 | 9.00AM – 5.00PM | FREE ENTRY OPENING FRI MAY 18 AT 5.00PM Contact: Cate Bell 0428 281 220 or [email protected]

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PORTRAITS OF PENOLA WOMEN – THEY CAME FOR LOVE

May 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Parker Estate, 15688 Riddoch Hwy
Coonawarra, SA 5263 Australia
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Free

A stunning exhibition of photographic portraits and stories of 8 women who came to live in Penola for love. The women come from places as far awayas the USA, Philippines, Italy, and as close by as Mount Gambier, Roxby Downs, Adelaide and Melbourne. All contribute to the diversity, depth and richness of the town and region. The portraits have been taken by the talented Christy Radford, of With Love Photography. The exhibition, Portraits of Penola Women, is an important way for the Terra Rossa CWA and the local community to celebrate our local women. Be prepared to be captivated and surprised. PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE CELLAR DOOR, RIDDOCH HIGHWAY, COONAWARRA FRI MAY 18 – SUN JUNE 3 | 10.00AM – 4.00PM | FREE ENTRY OPENING SUN MAY 20 AT 11.00AM Contact: Anne Johnson 0419 770 522 or [email protected]

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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROSSY REEVES, PAST AND PRESENT

May 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Majella Wines, Lynn Road
Coonawarra, SA 5263 Australia
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Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Rossy Reeves. Rossy has come out of a 2 year painting hiatus to present an exciting new collection of works, alongside these will be a retrospective collection of Rossy's work from private collectors, covering earlier work influenced by farm life-think wonderful chooks, naughty sheep, blue cows and many often-amusing rural scenarios. After a move to Melbourne her paintings focus more on people, mostly women of all shapes and sizes, different emotions and palette colours. Rossy's new works will be for sale along with prints of many of her works. facebook.com/rossy.reeves www.rossyreeves.com MAJELLA WINES, LYNN ROAD, COONAWARRA Fri MAY 18 - SUN MAY 20  10AM - 4:30PM  FREE ENTRY OPENING FRIDAY 18 MAY AT 6PM Contact: 08 8736 3055 or [email protected]

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STREET ART TRAIL

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Penola High School, 43 Cameron Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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Unleash your inner Banksy with cool designs in a socially meaningful way. Spray paint stencils on Stobie Poles on the new Art Trail around town with the help of a professional artist. Workshop at the High School Art Room 10am Saturday to design your stencil then teams will work the streets. All materials supplied. Wear old clothes. Limited places. Book early. No painting without approved workshop stencil. VARIOUS LOCATIONS | SAT MAY 19 | 10.00AM DESIGN WORKSHOP 1.00PM PAINTING TRAIL | $30 PER PERSON OFFICIAL OPENING SUN MAY 20 @ 12.00PM, PETTICOAT LANE

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INSIDE : OUTSIDE WITH THE POET MJ

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gallery 54, 54 Church Street
Penoa, SA 5277 Australia
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The Poet Mj will be present from 10am – 4pm at Gallery 54 and alongside at Poet's Corner on her sculpture throne made by Mark de Nys, where she will entertain patrons by busking poems to passers-by on the spot. Then she will compose a poem for the opening of the artwork exhibition Inside : Outside at 1.30 pm. Her new spoken word CDs titled “Spicy Tongue” will be on sale. Come and be entertained with both visual and auditory sensations!

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STREET ART TRAIL

May 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Petticoat Lane, Petticoat Lane
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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Opening of the new Street Art Trail. Join us with glass in hand at the start of the new Street Art Trail in Petticoat Lane for the official opening. Admire the work of our many talented artists. EAST END PETTICOAT LANE | SUN MAY 20 | 12.00PM OPENING | FREE ENTRY

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AUSTRALIAN MILITARY BAND – COONAWARRA PENOLA RSL

May 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Coonawarra Penola RSL Sub Branch, 20 Young Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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After lunch at the RSL in Young Street, The Australian Military Band will march to the Town Square and give a 1½ hour performance at the opening of the 'Remembrance Pavers', then return to the RSL. The Penola Pipe Band will also be in attendance.

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