The Laudanum Project ¦ Mayday Hills, Beechworth ¦ March 17-18, 2017
Beechworth Lunatic Asylum is to be rekindled with the dark arts of theatre.
Melbourne’s ‘The Laudanum Project’ – direct from the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017 – presents The Baby Farmer, an ambitious and confronting work in which the story of a helpless child and her unbalanced mother unfolds against a tapestry peppered with destiny, innocence and evil. The two-night performance coincides with an exhibition of works in charcoal on brown paper by Victorian artist Chloe Neath…
Writers, Readers and Poets’ Weekend ¦ Beechworth ¦ February 10-12, 2017
Beechworth Arts Council’s Writers, Readers and Poets’ Weekend 2017 attracted more than 190 people to explore ‘The way of the world’.
In 1953 a young writer named Nicolas Bouvier set out from Geneva in a Fiat Topolino to meet his friend, artist Thierry Vernet, in Belgrade. Without much money the pair was to journey for the next nineteen months – through Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan – to the Khyber Pass…
Spring Arts Show annual series ¦ Beechworth ¦ November 2017
Beechworth Arts Council is developing an annual series following the success of its inaugural Spring Arts Show.
Works in a range of media from 10 women artists were exhibited in Beechworth’s Old Stone Hall, with new-elected Indigo mayor Jenny O’Connor telling the opening attended by more than 60 people that she hoped during her two-year term to foster the development of arts and other cultural pursuits across the shire.