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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

- October 2006 -

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia  Volume 9, Issue 177; October 2006     


Festival Countdown...

This week at the Scotland Island Festival

TUESDAY OCT 24 - "A Night in"
A shortlist of international and Australian short films received for The Scotland Island Festival -Shorts from The Shed 2006
TIME: 7.30pm- 8.45pm
COST: Donation entry - all proceeds go to The SIRFB
Candy Bar available

Friday, 27 October

The Shape of Water  - Art Exhibition

Don’t miss the on-island art exhibition opening at the Scotland Island Community Hall at 6:30 this coming Friday, 27 October.

This will be a fantastic show, exhibiting the work of student, amateur and professional artists from the island and bays.

Special Guest: Larry McDonald, Manager of Australian Galleries, Sydney,

The exhibition will feature an installation of totems in Catherine Park, created by exhibiting artists. These are available for sale by silent auction. Proceeds to charity.

The exhibition will remain open all day Fair Day, next Saturday, 28 October. Pick up a bargain.

Scotland Island Fair Day

Saturday 28th October: 10am to 8pm

The Scotland Island Fair has been celebrated for over 20 year’s and our community invites you to join the fun.

Come travel with us on the “Adventures of Little Finger” with international storyteller Katherine McLeod. Be transported by the magical Maori voices of He Iwi Kotahi Tatou. Meet Scotland Island’s oldest living treasure, ballet teacher Trudi Engler and be enchanted by her young ballerinas.

Famous for our artists and writers we are also well known for our dogs! Help us celebrate The Year of The Dog and register your best friend at The Best Show Dog Competition (register your dog at the Welcome Desk).

Visit the workshops and pick up hot tips from Blues guitarist Matt Trapnell. Create Cook Island warrior headdresses, paper lanterns, toy boats, or learn marine knots.

Wander the market stalls, enjoy a picnic lunch and then put on your dancing shoes.
Shake your thing with Blues guitarist and harmonica freak Matt Trapnell. We’ll get funky with The Mitch Grainger Band, and then it’s Country with a twist and Blues with a twang with Cyndi Boste and her band. Kick up some dirt as we holler and yihaah to the hillbilly funk of The Pigs.

Then by lantern light we bid you farewell with fiery sculptures, island voices and the drumming of Badu Gura.

Scotland Island is a water access community and there are no retail outlets or ATMs. For your comfort wear sunscreen, a hat and comfortable walking shoes and bring drinking water.

Ferries will run from 8.30am - 8.30pm from Church Point.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

Please respect the island environment during your stay and have a great day at the Scotland Island Fair.

Sunday, 29 October

Artists Talks:

As part of the Shape of Water Exhibition, Sculptor, Michael Kitching, printmaker, Jan Melville and painter Tracy Smith will discuss and demonstrate their work and answer your questions at the community hall next Sunday, 29 October.

Jan will talk about the beautiful, hand-crafted artist’s books she creates. These are a joy to see and are unlike any other books you’ve seen.

Tracy will give a brief historical overview of fresco technique and demonstrate the preparation and the basic approaches to fresco painting. Come and see how Michelangelo did it in the Sistine Chapel.

Michael will present a talk on the Pursuit of Meaning in which he will discuss the primacy of art, which along with stone implements, was among the first of human inventions.


Jan Melville: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Jan Melville: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Michael Kitching: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Admission price:

$ 8 1 talk
$12 2 talks
$15 3 talks

Pay at the door, or book online at the festival website:

H2O 360 - Open Air Short Film Event

Get ready for H2O 360 open air cinema event and and order a delicious picnic basket.
Two great menus to choose from by P'Neenies at Terry Hills.
Pre-orders close Nov 1. go to follow the link to H2O 360 film fest order now!

Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach