Art and music are 'Bridging The Gap'
WELLINGTON is rapidly becoming an arts hub for the region with two stand-out January events, a month where most people out west knock off and head to the coast if they can.
The dynamic volunteer Wellington Arts committee is kicking off on Monday, January 14, with the official opening of 'Bridging The Gap', an art exhibition marking 30 years since the town’s bridge collapsed into the Macquarie River.
It’ll be held at the Western Stores building on the corner of Nanima Crescent and Swift Streets from 6.30pm.
“This gala event will showcase artists from across our region with their personal interpretation of the term 'Bridging the Gap'," according to Wellington Arts' Natacha Richards.
“All entered artworks are for sale and the winners of the prize categories will be announced on the night. The People's Choice Award will open for voting, the winner of which will be announced on January 20,” Ms Richards said.
“Wellington Arts has been fortunate in acquiring two private collections that will be a special feature of the evening – the first public viewing and access to purchase works from one of these collections featuring artists such as David Middlebrook, Kerrie Coles, James George Wilmot, Mathew Perceval and Brian Roberts to name a few.
“Come out with friends for the evening and enjoy the majestic atmosphere of the Western Stores Gallery, with entry at $20 per person and including a complimentary drink and Grazing Table,” she said.
If you can’t make it to the opening night, the exhibition will be open from January 15-20 with entry of a gold coin donation.
On Tuesday, January 15, “Music in Between @ the Wellington Caves” kicks off.
Guests are invited to sit back under the cool shade of the trees at the Wellington Caves Barbecue area for a blissful night out, relaxing on picnic blankets, listening to local musicians and snacking on gourmet grazing boxes.
Music in Between @ the Caves is a family event with local musicians Ashleigh Parkes, Jack Broome and Ellie Flannagan, as well as Sydney band Darlene Sings the Divas whose lead singer is local indigenous woman Darlene Proberts.
Activities and music events for the kids start from 4pm and there’ll be market stalls and music throughout the evening.
Tag along for the first night tour of the famous Cathedral Cave and support Wellington Lions with their barbecue.
If you’re going to need sustenance or a pick-me-up, place your orders for Jespresso Coffee Cart and Gourmet Grazing Boxes (to be picked up at the event) – orders can be made at Mallee Hens Nest or email infowelling[email protected] for more information.
“Both events will be magnificent nights out and just two of the many events happening in Wellington from January 13-20 for Music In Between,” Ms Richards said.
Music In Between is a concept aimed at capturing some of the crowds travelling between the Parkes Elvis Festival and Tamworth’s Country Music events.
Wellington's Music In Between festival this month will bring a mix of art exhibitions and music talent to town.