Portrait of a pal

Moment. A portrait of a longtime pal wasn’t expected to stand out amongst the CHArtchibald Prize entries. That’s according to the artist of the prize-winning portrait himself. Tim Broom’s ‘Ferg’ was announced as the annual prize at the official opening of Art About Town month at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton on Friday night. …

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ART ABOUT TOWN

Announced on Friday, these are the 2018 Art About Town art and photography competition winners. OPEN ART First: Michelle Walker ‘over looking farmland’ Second: Marian McGlasson ‘Contemplating the crops’ OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY First: Jocelyn Flint ‘Tea Break in the spud paddock’ Second: Phillip Wise ‘Weet Bix’ Highly Commended Jocelyn Flint ‘Bit of a spell before the …

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Classic performance

Music. That’s Classic! is back and the musicians are ready to make it better than ever. The third annual musical concert is on this weekend as part of Art About Town. One of the organisers, Jan Krom, says the event features classical musical with a touch of jazz. “That’s Classic! gathers together a bunch of …

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Back in the day

History. Step back in time and discover the history of the region with Circular Head Heritage Centre. The local museum will officially reopen next weekend after the premises was closed indefinitely two years ago, due to potential safety hazards to volunteers and visitors. The issues have since been resolved and the centre is now open …

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Start your barbie

Competition. Master the art of barbecuing this Art About Town month. Tying in with the ‘On the Farm’ theme, a BBQ Master Class and Beef Off will be held in Smithton in September. Hosted in partnership with the Tasmanian BBQ Society and Circular Head Council, the master class is an opportunity to polish your barbecuing …

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Sounds abound

Music. An event filled with mystery, Sounds Around Town will take you on an adventure for the senses. As part of Art About Town month, a walking tour through Smithton will arrive at six unique locations with six surprise artists. Circular Head Council youth and community officer Jodie Saville said each short concert will have …

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Art About Town on point

Accolade. Circular Head Council has been recognised in the 2018 Local Government Awards for Excellence for an inclusive community project. It was the local Art About Town initiative that earned the council the win in the Delivering Excellence – Smaller Councils category for populations under 15,000. The month-long celebration of art and culture throughout Circular …

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Capturing farm life

Creativity. Explore life on the farm in landscapes, portraits or stills this year as Art About Town takes a field trip. The annual event, hosted by Circular Head Council, will this year follow an agricultural theme. “We’re hoping by using the On The Farm theme it will bring some relevance to the community, make art …

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On Fire book

Event. True to its title, the On Fire Art Project is ablaze with community spirit. The project, which was the focus of last year’s Art About Town to the theme of Fire, has now been published in a book set to be launched at the end of this month. Following the bushfires of early 2016, …

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Pride in culture

Mural. A collaborative project which links cultural identity and history is being celebrated throughout Art About Town month. The Indigenous and Proud project was launched by Smithton Primary School and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation in June to coincide with National Reconciliation Week. The first of five elements of the Indigenous and Proud project is a …

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