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Penumbra: Julie Williams, Sarah Michell, Philip Spark and Tim Johnman
Saturday 11th May, 6pm – 10pm To celebrate LithGlow the grounds of Eskbank House Museum will showcase new works by four local artists. Titled Penumbra, the exhibition will explore the use and implications of light in contemporary practice. Penumbra refers to the peripheral or indeterminate space cast by light. For participating artists Julie Williams, Sarah Michell, Philip Spark and Tim Johnman, the term penumbra aptly describes their new collaboration as well as the experimentation with light as both medium and concept. Meet the artists and wander the grounds of Eskbank House at night whilst being immersed in light-based sculpture, installation, drawing and ... Read more
ANZAC Illustrated - An exhibition of illustrations from contemporary Australian children’s books
ANZAC Illustrated An exhibition of illustrations from contemporary Australian children’s books Saturday 17th March – sunday 29th april 2018 To commemorate ANZAC Day and the centenary of WWI, Eskbank House Museum presents ANZAC Illustrated, a touring exhibition featuring the work of thirteen illustrators, including Shaun Tan, Michael Camilleri, and a focus on author and illustrator Mark Wilson.  Original illustrations, developmental sketches, reference images, and art materials will be on display, revealing the artists process in translating these complex themes and stories for children. Produced by Books Illustrated. Eskbank House Museum, cnr Inch and Bennett Streets, Lithgow Open Wed – Sun 10am – ... Read more
Guido Van Helten Paints Portland Silos
Watch renowned mural artist Guido van Helten paint the old Portland Cement Silos! 29th March – 29th April 2018 Book a camping or caravan site and enjoy the pop-up markets, food trucks and watch this large scale artwork develop. For more information and bookings, visit www.thefoundations.com.au The Foundations in Portland NSW, formerly known as the Portland Cement Work site, will be open to the public for the first time in history this April. Australian-born, internationally renowned visual artist and photographer, Guido van Helten has been commissioned to paint a large-scale mural on the 8-bin silos that dominate the local landscape. Commissioned by AWJ Civil as an introductory aspect at The Foundations, a new development, van Helten will apply his unique process of community engagement, photography and mural painting to the town with a rich history and unique mix of art and industry. The artist has painted throughout Australia and internationally, dotting ... Read more
Waste 2 Art Competition 2018
Are you a resident of the Lithgow LGA? Enter the Lithgow region’s Waste2Art Competition now! Local students, artists, and creative groups are invited to take up the challenge to turn waste into art. Waste2Art is an art competition and exhibition open to local residents of all ages. It showcases and celebrates creative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials, and aims to challenge people’s perception of waste. The annual waste theme for 2018 is Polystyrene however artworks can be made from any reused or recyclable materials. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category. IMPORTANT DATES Entry forms are to be submitted no later than 12 April, 5pm. Artwork entries to be delivered to Eskbank House Museum, Lithgow on Thursday 10 or Friday 11 May between 12pm and 4pm. Exhibition dates are Saturday 19 May until 10 June 2018, Eskbank House Museum. Official Opening and Awards Presentation: Saturday 19 May, 2pm. Winners in each of the ... Read more
Salvaged Sounds - music workshops
SALVAGED SOUNDS Learn to make musical instruments using recycled materials! Join local musicians and artists in creative workshops! Salvaged Sounds is a series of creative workshops about making musical instruments from recycled materials. Over four fun workshops participants will create instruments and choreograph a performance for the Waste2Art exhibition opening. Open to all abilities.   Registration closes 26th March 2018. Forms are available at: Lithgow City Council Customer Service Lithgow Library Learning Centre Eskbank House Museum   For more information contact Summar Hipworth Lithgow City Council on 6354 ... Read more