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If I Should Die Before I Wake Forum

A special forum to encourage discussion and debate on the issues raised in the play If I Should Die Before I Wake will follow the matinee performance on Wednesday 3rd August at the Eastbank Centre.

The forum, led by the audience, will discuss issues raised in the play and draw on life experiences from families dealing with high needs individuals, challenges for siblings in families with children with a disability, increasing age and frailty of the carer with an ageing adult child.

Panel members will include:

  • Margaret – Ageing carer of a person with a disability
  • Greg – A person with a disability and Board member of Regional Information and Advocacy Council
  • Gordon Ross – Goulburn Valley Family Care
  • Donna Richards – Moira Healthcare Alliance
  • Anne Phelan, Tracey Harvey and Margot Knight – Actors from the play

“It is our intention to videotape the forum to share with politicians, government organisations and other influential parties. We believe that this forum will be a unique way to raise particular issues for our local area  and may become a powerful tool to use in lobbying for increased services and support for our communities,” said Rob Robson, Facilitator of the forum.

All ticket holders of If I Should Die Before I Wake are invited to the forum which will take place after the matinee show. Evening ticket holders from the previous night’s performance are also welcome.

Please contact Alicia Keogh on 5832 9701 for media opportunities and interviews with the panel members.

Interview opportunity: Anne Phelan is available for interview on request.

Let’s Talk Art – Lecture and Book Launch

Shepparton Art Gallery is delighted to host the launch of a new book by Australian ceramic artist Victor Greenaway.

Greenaway is one of the most respected figures in the ceramic art world. Over the past four decades he has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships and has held over 60 one-man shows. He has collaborated and participated in numerous group shows with local and international artists.

As a young artist Greenaway took inspiration from the folk art traditions of England and Japan while developing and refining the wheel, throwing form into what is now widely recognised as a particularly Australian idiom.

His new book, Victor Greenaway: CERAMICS 1965-2005, is a comprehensive selection of work revealing the journey of an artist in pursuit of strength and diversity, refining the purity of form and space.

Introduced by Tim Jacobs, the book features 110 colour plates, biographical notes and a foreword by Janet Mansfield, displaying the true warmth of this unique Australian ceramic artist. 

Victor Greenaway will launch his book and speak about his work as part of the ‘Let’s Talk Art’ Lecture Series at the Shepparton Art Gallery, Eastbank Centre in Welsford St, Shepparton on Monday 25th July commencing at 6.30 pm.

The cost is $7 for the General Public and $5 for Friends of the Shepparton Art Gallery. Bookings are essential. Please contact Riverlinks Box Office on 5832 9511 to register by 21st July.


 




 

Three Colours Exhibition Open At Shepparton Art Gallery

Three Colours, a new Heide Museum of Modern Art traveling exhibition, opened recently at the Shepparton Art Gallery and will be showing until 14 August 2005.


It features the work of two prominent artists, both notable for being provocative and politically inflammatory.





 


Gordon Bennett, from
Australia, is well known for his paintings which explore his thinking of the history of
Australia
and the treatment and attitudes toward its Indigenous people.



 


Peter Robinson, from
New Zealand
, is also concerned with analyzing and acknowledging his own part-Maori family heritage and the social and cultural ramifications of belonging to a colonial society.



 


“This exhibition is a visually stunning display of imagery and text,” says Shepparton Art Gallery Director, Leanne Willis.



 


“Their work compels the viewer to reflect on their own personal and social identities and the contemporary events and experiences that shape our world today.”



 


“This is the first time since the 1990s that Australian audiences have had the opportunity to view Robinson’s work.”