Things to do in March and April :

Reminder for the Vagabond Press reading
at University of Sydney
on Wednesday March 19th at 6.15pm

Art Exhibition Opening

                                      Alone at the movies

Viken Minassian and Kerry Kirk
Hat Hill Gallery

Invite you to join them for the opening
of Andrew Ireland's latest exhibition,
with organic wines and olives provided by Rosnay Wines.

Hat Hill Gallery
3 Hat Hill Road
On Saturday 22nd March
6pm - 8pm

                                  Boxing Day At Nobby's Beach

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Andrew Ireland’s diverse imagery focuses on the figurative in order to support his whimsical visual narratives; be they absurdist, ironic or quotidian observation. His paintings seek to weave a tale ... a tale layered in encrusted oil, wax and varnish. These essential elements have grown out of his early training and experimentation as a painter/printmaker. Alchemical reverse processes attract Ireland both in fable and in method. The paintings contain gently opposing forces; dream-like conundrums merge with observed realities, melancholia entwines with comedy and time drifts between the contemporary and the nostalgic.
Andrew Ireland was born and educated in Manchester, UK, undertook a Foundation Diploma in Fine Art at Salford Technical College and achieved a BA Honours Fine Art (1st Class) in Painting and Printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic. After extensive travel through Europe Andrew emigrated to Australia in 1985.
In 1986-1997 Ireland worked as an illustrator for the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, The Times on Sunday and The Australian. He was awarded The Bulletin's Black & White Artists’ “Best Humorous Illustrator Award” in 1990.
In 1991 Ireland successfully exhibited his paintings at Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney (Solo Show). His work was purchased by private collectors and Art Bank Australia.
During 1991-92 Ireland travelled to live and work in Italy, where he exhibited at Gallerie E5 (Solo Show), Verona and Southern Gallery, Rome. He returned to Australia and continued to work as a painter/freelance illustrator. He was regularly involved and employed in art education; Sydney College of the Arts, University of Newcastle, Sydney Graphics College, Billy Blue Design School, UTS, UWS and Blue Mountains Grammar School. At present he teaches art at Korowal School, Leura, NSW.

                                      Books Do Furnish A Room

The exhibition continues until 13th April
Gallery hours : 10am - 4pm Thursday to Sunday
or by appointment (02) 4787 7033

                                                      Kerry Leves

Sydney independent publisher Puncher & Wattmann
will launch Kerry Leves’ new collection of poems
A Shrine to Lata Mangeshkar

at Benledi, Glebe Library
186 Glebe Point Road
Sunday 30th March
at 3.30pm

Any account of Indian playback music must start and end with Lata Mangeshkar. Born September 28, 1929 in Indore, Lata Mangeshkar has been active in all walks of Indian popular and light classical music having sung film songs, ghazals, bhajans and pop. She is the supreme voice of popular Indian music, an Indian Institution. Until the 1991 edition, when her entry disappeared, the Guinness Book of Records listed her as the most recorded artist in the world with not less than 30,000 solo, duet and chorus-backed songs recorded in 20 Indian languages between 1948 and 1987.

The Lee Marvin Readings begin again
on April Fool's Day in Adelaide.
Program details here

The Leichhardt Espresso Chorus
at St James Church, Sydney on April 5th 6pm

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