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A Step Back in Time

The Friends of the Shepparton Art Gallery are holding an open day on Sunday 28 October at the “Clearview” Homestead in Undera.

There will be activities for the entire family including an art exhibition, craft, live music and lots more entertainment.

The “Clearview” Homestead is surrounded by an astonishing garden, buildings and artefacts from past eras.

The collection is unrivalled anywhere in rural Australia.

Activities commence at 11.00am.

Entry is $5.00 per adult or $12.00 per family.

For more information or to make a booking, contact Carmel on (03) 5822 1553, or John on (03) 5823 5504.

– Released 24 October

Shepparton Art Gallery Open Day

On Sunday 28 October, Shepparton Art Gallery will unite with 36 other public galleries across the state to offer Victorians free fun, adventure and inspiration during the second annual Get into Art! open day.

Shepparton Art Gallery will provide free entry and a diverse range of special programs on what promises to be a day to remember.

Highlights of Get into Art! day at Shepparton Art Gallery include:
* ‘HYPE’ Youth Arts – My-space virtual gallery launch
* Launch of the HYPE Billboard, supported by Jeff Young Shoes
* Lunchtime concert featuring young local musicians
* Visual art demonstrations by young local artists showcasing a variety of mediums and culturally specific art forms
* Launch of X Magazine; the brainchild of a group of young locals. X aims to provide an independent media for youth in rural areas.

Shepparton Art Gallery Director Kirsten Paisley said that the launch of the ‘HYPE’ Billboard is one highlight of the day.

“The HYPE Youth Arts program is an online gallery and public billboard for artists aged between 15 and 30.”

“HYPE Space will allow young people to post art works on the web. Every three months a featured artist will have their artwork reproduced on a billboard and exhibited in the Shepparton CBD,” Ms Paisley said.

For more information contact the Shepparton Art Gallery on (03) 5832 9861.

– Released 24 October

Singing Competition

The Greater Shepparton City Council is holding a singing competition for people aged between eight and 18.

Entrants are required to perform two verses of the Australian National Anthem and submit a demo on cd or tape.

The winner will be invited to perform at the Australia Day Ceremony on 26 January 2008 and will be entered in a Melbourne based singing competition.

The winner will also receive a prize package to the value of $100.00 from Leading Edge Music and the Riverlinks Box Office.

Entries should be submitted at the Riverlinks Box Office or sent to Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton VIC 3630.

The competition closes Friday 30 November 2007.

For more information contact Tricia Sargant on 0409 855 434.

– Released 19 October