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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2008-09
what’s on in Summer? art antiques festivals food markets music and more! art, music & culture Two Double Basses and Friends Sunday, 7 December, Presbyterian Church Hall Road Springwood - Ph: 4751 3893 or 4739 3279. Concert begins at 2.00pm.No booked seats. Tickets at the door. Adults $18, Seniors $16, Students $9. Le Carnaval Spirituel Friday, 12 December, Blackheath Community Centre – Cnr of Gardiners Crescent & Great Western Highway. Established in France in 1979, “Le Carnaval’s” festive and rich tapestry of music, dance, yoga, martial arts and theatre. Free Admission, 7pm. www.spiritfest.com.au art exhibitions Local Blue Mountains galleries hold a variety of exhibitions during the year. Call your local Visitor Information Centre for details: 1300 653 408 BRAEMAR GALLERY From January 9 104 Macquarie Rd Springwood. Opened in 1988 Braemar Gallery functions as a community gallery, hosting different exhibitions that showcase work by local contemporary artist. HSC Exhibition – Local High School end of year works P: 4723 5046 LOUMAX GALLERY 56a Lovell St Katoomba. The gallery features regular changing exhibitions and represents emerging and established artists in the region. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm Thursday to Sunday. P: 4782 3490 BEN ROBERTS GALLERY 12 Blind St Lawson – P: 4759 1511 Exhibitions change regularly. On site Café. KATOOMBA FINE ART 98 Lurline Street – P: 4782 1220 Representing local Blue Mountains artists - Open Daily SENSORIAL - An Exhibition of exploration of the senses. 3-9 December. International Day of People with a Disability with its theme: Don’t dis my Ability is “a day of celebration, inclusion and participation. Opening - 3rd December at 11am. Wine and Cheese - 6th December. 2 – 4pm. All welcome. BOWERBIRD GALLERY 56a Lovell St Katoomba – P: 4782 3490 Bowerbird Gallery is an innovative new community gallery. All major exhibitions change monthly. Open 10 – 4 pm daily www.bowerbirdgallery.com.au WARAGIL STUDIO 8 Govetts Leap Road Blackheath P: 4787 7722 Paintings, prints and ceramics of award-winning artists Jan Ashby and John Caldwell. www.waragilstudios.com.au MARRA MOB ABORIGINAL WORKS Now at Jemby Rinjah, Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath. Local Aboriginal artwork, prints, gift cards and jewellery. www.marramob.com.au TANYA LOVIS GALLERY 9 Katoomba Street, Katoomba P: 4782 1370. Tanya Loviz popular artworks are now available for all to see and buy Don’t waste time scratching around on your own... Get lots more out of your visit by starting with us! National Parks Discovery Walks Talks and Tours at her new gallery in Katoomba. 12pm to 8pm Friday and Saturday. 11am to 4pm Sunday. www.tanyaloviz.com PAPYRUS GALLERY 175A The Mall Leura -P: 4784 1896. New gallery with artworks on paper. www.papyrusgallery.com.au MOUNT TOMAH BOTANIC GARDENS-EXHIBITIONS Bells line of Road Mount Tomah P: 4648 2477 25 Years of World Heritage in Australia Photographic Exhibition Breathtaking photography reveals the remarkable properties comprising Australia’s World Heritage. 10 am – 5 pm at the visitor centre, free after garden entry. 3-9 December 5 Jan – 13 Feb Plants with Bite – Carnivorous Plant Display and Fair Learn how these intriguing plants have adapted to nutrient deficient environments by feeding on meat and spectacular carnivorous plant display with many rare plants for sale. 28 Feb – 8 Mar Meryl Bell Exhbition - To Be Up Close West Australian Artist Meryl Bell in her painting’s of magnificent wildflowers. Until 28 Dec ORGANIC GARDENING WORKSHOPS The National Trust is running a series of Saturday gardening workshops at the Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge. Learn about weed control without chemicals, mulching, composting, native bush regeneration, building a veggie patch, organic pest control plus a tour of the Norman Lindsay Gallery and walk through the landscaped garden and surrounding bushland. The workshops will be held 10.00am – 5.00pm on Saturdays from now until March. The workshop cost is $50 per person. Places are limited Lunch is available at Lindsay Café. For details phone 02 4751 1067 or go to: www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au/properties/nlg/ Info Start your visit to the Blue Mountains at the National Park Shop at Blackheath. Shop staff and rangers are on hand to give you information on all aspects of the Park including camping areas, walking tracks, guided walks, the Discovery Program and historic site tours. It is a great place to enjoy, discover and relax. Fun There is an interactive educational display, videos, an art exhibition, maps and walking track booklets. It is the start of the Fairfax Heritage Track which is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Bus parking is available. The Heritage Centre theatrette and gallery is available for video viewing and for group presentations. Shop Make your Discovery booking at the Heritage Centre and Shop. A wide range of quality Australian made souvenirs, gifts, maps, guidebooks, toys, clothes and artwork is available. Blue Mountains National Park Shop and Information Phone 02 4787 8877 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Located at the end of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785 Australia. Open 7 days 9am-4.30pm Protecting our natural and cultural heritage. 38 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au summer 2008/9