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Maria Heaton’s Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

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Maria Heaton’s Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

 

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Whether you’ve experienced her spectacular Annual Exhibition and Sale or not… December is the time of year Maria Heaton works toward all year!

“My work is always about the light” Maria says, “and this year is no different. I find light so fascinating! ”

Anyone who spends time with Maria soon realises that observing light and shadows is Maria’s constant occupation. “you cannot paint until you learn to see and observe tone and colour. I have taught many forms of art for over 35 years and sharing knowledge is rewarding ”

Maria Heaton

Maria was awarded Highly Commended, left at the Bentley Art Prize & the one on the right at the TURSA Art Prize.

A versatile artist with nearly 40 years of experience and experimentation under her belt, Maria Heaton explores the gift of light in her rich landscapes, seascapes and still life paintings.  Always inspired by her beautiful garden, Maria can be found painting vases of flowers backlit by the sun or early morning light filtering through the trees on a crisp autumn morning, the dappled light through rainforest trees beside the creek near her home or epic landscapes painted after her travels.

What began as a hobby in the early 80’s has become a lifestyle. Once a regular at local markets and then for 2 years Maria ran her own gallery. At one stage “i was holding 6 classes a week and painting and running the gallery. I got a little burnt out ” she says.

Most recently her achievements have been a second prize Highly Commended for a painting called “First Light in Tenterfield” at the 2023 Bentley Art Prize and a Highly Commended at the Tursa Art Prize in Lismore for a sunrise over the beach painting called “In the Moment ”

Maria Heaton Art Exhibition Promotion

The event runs on Sat 2nd & 3rd DEC and Sat 9th & 10th Dec . Visits during the week are also welcome by appointment. Ph 0438 867 564.

 

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Knotfest Roars Back to Brisbane

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Knotfest Roars Back to Brisbane

 

Get ready to unleash your inner headbanger, Brisbane! Knotfest, the electrifying festival celebrating all things heavy, is returning to the Sunshine State in 2024, bigger and fiercer than ever before. Mark your calendars for March 24th, because the Brisbane Showgrounds is about to transform into a mecca of sonic brutality and artistic expression.

This year’s edition promises an unforgettable experience, headlined by none other than the legendary Pantera. Reunited after two decades, the iconic metal giants are sure to set the stage ablaze with their genre-defining riffs and raw energy. Sharing the top billing is the multi-platinum act Disturbed, whose anthemic choruses and David Draiman’s signature vocals will guarantee an epic singalong.

But the carnage doesn’t stop there. The stacked lineup boasts a diverse range of heavy hitters, catering to every metalhead’s preference. Thrash masters Lamb of God will deliver their signature mosh pit anthems, while the powerful vocals of Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale will pierce through the air. International acts like The Hu and Asking Alexandria add a global flavor to the mix, alongside Aussie favorites like Thy Art Is Murder and Escape The Fate.

Knotfest Lineup

Knotfest Lineup

Knotfest is more than just music, it’s an immersive experience. Prepare to be captivated by the revamped KNOTFEST Museum, showcasing 25 years of Slipknot’s iconic memorabilia. Wander through art installations, fuel your fire with delicious food and drinks, and lose yourself in the electrifying atmosphere.

This year also marks the debut of the Sound and Fury Stage, a platform dedicated to showcasing the underground’s finest. Catch the likes of Harms Way, Chat Pile, Full of Hell, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, and Weekend Nachos tearing up the stage with their raw, experimental sounds.

Whether you’re a seasoned metal veteran or a curious newcomer, Knotfest offers something for everyone. This isn’t just a concert; it’s a celebration of community, passion, and the power of heavy music. So, grab your tickets, unleash your inner beast, and prepare for an unforgettable day of sonic immersion at Knotfest Brisbane 2024.

DETAILS:

  • Date: March 24th, 2024
  • Location: Brisbane Showgrounds
  • Headliners: Pantera, Disturbed
  • Lineup: Lamb of God, Halestorm, The Hu, Asking Alexandria, Wage War, Thy Art Is Murder, Escape The Fate, Skindred, Speed, Windwaker, Brand of Sacrifice, King Parrot
  • Additional attractions: KNOTFEST Museum, Sound and Fury Stage, art installations, food and beverage vendors
  • Tickets: www.knotfest.com

 

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James and the Giant Peach on March 30 to April 7 at QPAC

James and the Giant Peach

March 30 to April 7 at QPAC

 

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Shake & Stir Theatre Co. are set to enchant audiences with their production of “James and the Giant Peach.” This adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel is scheduled to captivate viewers from March 30 to April 7, 2024.

The story follows the adventures of young James, who finds himself on a fantastical journey with a group of giant insect friends aboard an enormous peach. This theatrical rendition is designed to delight and mesmerise audiences of all ages, specifically recommended for those aged 5 and up. The production aims to bring Dahl’s imaginative world to life, showcasing themes of friendship, courage, and the magic of discovery.

James and the Giant Peach stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of Dahl’s storytelling, combining elements of whimsy and wonder with life lessons about the importance of companionship and resilience.

QPAC and Shake & Stir Theatre Co.’s collaboration promises an engaging and visually stunning interpretation, incorporating innovative stagecraft, puppetry, and music to fully immerse the audience in James’s extraordinary escapade.

James and the Giant Peach on March 30 to April 7 at QPAC

James and the Giant Peach on March 30 to April 7 at QPAC

As the play unfolds, viewers will be transported from the dreary, lonely life James leads with his two cruel aunts, to a vibrant, surreal world filled with talking insects, including a wise old Grasshopper, a pessimistic Earthworm, and a motherly Ladybug. This journey is not just a physical one but also a metaphorical exploration of growth, self-discovery, and the realisation that family can be found in the most unexpected places.

This production is an invitation to both young and old to experience the magic of live theatre and the power of storytelling. It offers a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy a shared cultural experience that sparks the imagination and kindles a love for reading and the arts.

For more information on how to join James on his giant peach adventure, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the official QPAC website.

 

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The acclaimed artist announces a 2024 summer tour in support of his new album

Daniel Champagne lives and breathes live music. Playing upwards of 250 shows a year, he is passionate about spreading it around the the world and on the back of an action-packed 2023 traversing the globe to rave reviews, he will bring his tour back home for a string of NSW, VIC & QLD shows with a brand new album The Pursuit.

Growing up in the Bega Valley, on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, the story goes that the young singer-songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a 5-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18, he finished school, turned professional and hit the road without looking back.

The following 15 years have seen him independently release 7 studio albums, tour relentlessly around the globe, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun and share stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

The acclaimed artist announces a 2024 summer tour in support of his new album.

He has been described as “the finest guitar player of this generation,” “a leading light in acoustic music” and “a performer that must be seen to be believed” and from January to March 2024, music lovers in NSW, VIC and QLD will be treated to and intimate live experience not to be missed!

DETAILS:

  • When – 23 February at 7pm
  • Where – Brunswick Picture House
  • Price – from $35
  • Tickets: here.

 

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