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 Bathurst Arts Council Column

December 17th, 2014 

Bathurst band 10th Man could be described as an activist ensemble. They sing original tunes about the politics of mining, environment and climate change, shonky developments, Australian histories and current affairs. They play well too – they made it to the region round of ABC radio’s Exhumed competition last year. 10th Man launch their album ‘Miscarriage of Justice’ on Friday night 9-12pm at the Elephant and Castle in Keppel St.

An Aboriginal Art Exhibition opened last week at the new Kelso Arthouse on the highway at Kelso. The building was once a butcher shop and now also houses Kelso Village Tearooms and Botanica Gifts. This particular exhibition runs to 15 January.

Also on the exhibition front, Catherine Hale’s Landscapes and Figures continues until Christmas at The Wholefood Kitchen (in the plaza near Coles) and the T.Arts Gallery in Russell Street has lots of pieces by members artists – including lots at Christmas pressie prices. Current work at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery includes Hill End inspired pieces by Leahlani Johnson, Lee Bethel and Scott Marr as well as the popular Menagerie, a survey of Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture.

And a last, last reminder that entries in the Bathsy stencil art design comp close this Friday December 19. Email entries to or drop them into Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Entry details at

Applications for the Stop n Rock 2795 Performance Scholarship also close Friday. This is a Bathurst based initiative to assist musicians financially, as well as providing mentorship and creative direction. There is no age limit and all experience levels are encouraged to apply. Apply at:

The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst Library, the Fossil and Mineral Museum and Jenolan Caves are just some of the local venues offering school holiday activities. I’ll have a full run down next week. You can also check the online Whats On at


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- Maryanne Jaques, Bathurst Arts Council