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Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 7, Issue 107; December 2005
Three items were omitted from your recent newsletter. And there is another reminder here about the online diary. Please remember the username and password!
ISLAND H’ARTS at TARRANGAUA
For those of you who enjoyed the sunshine on Saturday and braved the rain on Sunday for the Island H’Arts at Tarrangaua - thank you - it was a great event and for those who missed it ?????? Hopefully we will see you next time.
A big thank you to Bob and Susan Story who allowed us to take over their wonderful house and showcase the work of 23 of our local artists. Also thanks to Lovett Bay Boatshed for providing boat parking and banking facilities. Despite the far from perfect weather the weekend saw a constant stream of visitors from near and far. The Saturday SMH Leunig cartoon even had a Dorothy Mackellar theme to mark the day – “a land of flooding rains” weekend, but at least our water tanks are now full and the farmers are a bit happier.
The official opening by Tim Storrier on Saturday afternoon was “full house” and over the weekend there were probably about 700 visitors despite the rain.
It was wonderful to see the diverse styles and media of each artist and to see these works hanging in a domestic space gave one a better sense of how they would look in a home environment. This was reflected in the large number of sales that were made over the two days. If you could not afford a large piece of art you could buy wine labels specially designed by some of the artists and get a free bottle of wine or there were Gwyn Perkins’ delightfully drawn local images and June Lahm’s photo image cards.
Susan and her team of workers provided some delicious fare for everyone and raised funds for the Western Shores Fire Brigade and the proceeds of a raffle of a lino cut by Katie Clemson added to the funds raised. Thank you to Brigade members who assisted visitors up and down the steps when necessary and co-ordinated the ferry.
Another successful Show from our very talented community.
Till next year.
Goshin Ryu Karate on Scotland Island 2005
Photos of the SIRA 50th Birthday
Thanks to Lisa McDonald and her small
crew of volunteers, the SIRA 50th birthday celebrations were a huge
success. It was an afternoon (and night) of joyous music, film and
food. Some photos have been posted on the web at
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