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Blue Mountains Tourist : Spring 2008
what’s on in Spring? art antiques festivals food markets music and more! soundscapes reflecting their passion for nature, culture, harmony and rhythm. Claire Roche Saturday 11 October. Visiting from Ireland, Claire will sing and play her harp in the Cathedral Chamber, accompanying Claire is the talented Australian singer Bernadette. Bookings and info, call 1300 76 3311 www.jenolancaves.org.au Loumax Gallery Concerts Cnr Lovel & Govett St Katoomba. Ph: 4782 3490 Tickets $25/Conc.$20 / Child $15. Bookings recommended Traditional Celtic Music with Johnnie & Tinker Duffy Saturday 6 September Original Modern Guitar with Aaron Hooper & Rob Shannon Saturday 4 October Latin & Classical Guitar with Eric Cathan & Giuseppe Zangari Saturday 1 November 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 FALLS GALLERY - 161 Falls Rd Wentworth Falls Various exhibitions during October. This gallery provides changing exhibitions of works on paper and ceramics by emerging & well established artists. 02 4757 1139 www.fallsgallery.com.au Paintings & etchings plus ceramics by Ian Smith & decorated by Bernard Ollis BRAEMAR GALLERY – 104 Macquarie Rd Springwood Secret Life of Women 1 - 14 September. Focusing on the nurturing powers water embodies in our environment. Mystique – Paintings by Virginia Smith and Lindy Longhurst 19 September, 5 October Blue Fringe Arts Exhibition 10 - 24 October Celebrating the creativity of people who have experience mental illness. Re-fabrication Environments 31 October - 7 December. An exhibition of Creative textile art. Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm 02 4723 5046 KATOOMBA FINE ART GALLERY – 98 Lurline St Ph 02 4782 1220 23 August - 9 September. Opening 23 August, 2 - 4pm Owen Thompson's ‘Liquid Landscapes’ painted wild seas, tranquil waterways, mountains and valleys. Phillip Hays, sculptor presents a series of carefully constructed and engineered horse pieces in welded steel and sandstone. LOUMAX GALLERY - 56a Lovell St Katoomba Phone 02 4782 3490 Various exhibitions. Open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 10am – 5pm BEN ROBERTS GALLERY – 12 Blind St Lawson Open daily 9am – 4pm plus Friday & Sat evenings. For enquiries call 02 4759 1511 Jane Lennon - Winging It 9 to 29 August. works in paper Toni Mathieson - Paintings and mixed media 30 August - 19 September Phil Somerville - Cartoons 20 September - 10 October Barbara Duckworth - Botanical artist 11 - 31 October Leonie Lyall - Streetscapes 1 - 21 November BOWERBIRD GALLERY – 171 Lurline St Katoomba A large gallery with continual changing works. 02 4782 1355 www.bowerbirdgallery.com.au Ken Sterling “Encore” paintings of the Australian Landscape From Saturday 6th September WARAGIL STUDIO - 8 Govetts Leap Road Blackheath Various exhibitions. 02 4787 7722 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 www.waragilstudios.com.au THE GALLERY BLACKHEATH - 44 Govetts Leap Road 02 4787 8800 www.galleryblackheath.com New exhibitions of works presented by gallery partners and guest artists. The Gentle landscapes of Ian Olsen and wood sculptures of Aris Ruicens. Now until September 28 Jody Graham featured artist. 3 October - 3 November Friday to Sunday 10 am - 5 pm MARRA MOB ABORIGINAL WORKS - 57 Katoomba St Ongoing Event. Now permanently on the Niche Nosh Vegetarian Café. www.marramob.com.au spring gardens Mt Wilson Spring Gardens Mount Wilson is famous for its magnificent cool climate exotic gardens, a blaze of Spring colour at this time of year. Gardens are privately owned so opening times or prices may vary and are at the owner’s discretion. Windyridge Garden: Open 9.00am to 4.30pm Contact: 4756 2019 • Cost: $8 Adult Sefton Cottage: Open 9.00am to 5.00pm Contact: 4756 2034 • Cost: $3 Adult Merry Garth: Open 9.00am to 5.00pm Contact: 4756 2121 • Cost: $4 Adult Yengo Sculpture Gardens: Open 10.00am to 6.00pm Contact: 4756 2002 • Cost: $7 Adult Every Weekend from 23 September – Midweek on request Nooroo: Open weekends 10.00am to 4.00pm Contact: 0419 244 207 • Cost: $8 Adult Breehold Gardens: Open 10.00am to 4.00pm Contact: 9968 1232 • Cost: $7.50 Adult Bebeah: Every Weekend in September & Oct Contact: 4756 2041 Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens – Bells Line Rd Mount Tomah All year round including spring, Mount Tomah Botanic Garden is on show. The garden emphasises is on cool- climate plants from around the world, especially those from the southern hemisphere. $4.40 per person; $8.80 family; $2.20 student, concession; $3.30 seniors; Mount Annan Botanical Gardens - Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan Displays of over 4000 plants set in 410 hectares of hills and lakes making it the largest botanic garden in Australia. Phone: 02 4648 2477 Francesca Park - 14 Ellison Rd Springwood Dates: Gardens open September through to October Thurs – Sun, 10am – 4pm. A 31/2 acre botanical garden with a large variety of plants including Dutch Irises and other bulbs, roses, conifers and a wisteria walk. For More information call- 0417 065 441 Everglades Gardens View the stunning colours of the blossoms at the beautiful Everglades Gardens during spring. Open 10am to 5pm daily, Adults $7, Seniors $5, Children $3 Australia’s Open Garden Scheme – Glamorous Gardens Open in Spring The scheme with its accent on diversity is a way of seeing ideas in action and talking directly to the garden- owner about them. For more information regarding the numerous gardens open in spring visit www.opengarden.org.au 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 spring 2008