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Artists' Society of Phillip Island
Exhibition and Sale
Official Opening and Award Presentation
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7.30pm
Cowes Cultural Centre, Thompson Avenue, Cowes
Judge: John Cunningham, Director of McClelland
Sculpture Park & Gallery
10am-5pm. Friday March 25 - Sunday March 27 ,
10am-2pm. Monday March 28
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New Orleans Swamp Dogs
at Phillip Island jazz
THE New Orleans Swamp Dogs, a
recently formed traditional/Dixieland
jazz band, will play at the next Phillip
Island Jazz Club event.
Although originally a ‘spin off ’ from
the New Orleans Connection Jazz
Band, the band is now successful in
its own right, playing at jazz clubs,
festivals and venues across Mel-
bourne and regional Victoria.
This ‘entertainment focused’ group
of musicians is attracting an ever
increasing following wherever they
perform, which has resulted in great
reviews from both dedicated jazz fans
and audiences who just want a good
night of happy jazz.
With a vibrant jazz line-up of: Ian
Hellings-trumpet, Paul Ingle - trom-
bone, Leonid Grigoryan clarinet/
saxophone, Clint Smith - banjo, and
Simon Vancam - string bass, indi-
vidually these experienced musicians
are certainly no strangers to the jazz
world but collectively they provide a
new sound and great base for some
mighty fine Dixieland and traditional
The band’s recent successes have
included being appointed as resi-
dent band at Café Vita located at the
Springvale Botanical Cemetery, where
they regularly perform at their Sun-
day Jazz Sessions and other corpo-
rate and private functions.
As usual the venue is Bass Room,
Ramada Resort Phillip Island.
RIGHT: A recently formed tradi-
tional/Dixieland jazz band, New Or-
leans Swamp Dogs, will play at the
Phillip Island Jazz Club event on
Sunday, March 20 at 2pm.
Rehearsing for the one-act play ‘A Quiet Life’ are cast members
John Swarbrick, Babs Kerrison, Sylvia Owers and Jodie Doman.
Nina Prideaux, Julie Thomas, Paula Sommerville, Lois Greene
and Lew Porta join in rehearsal for ‘The Sea of Lost Souls’.
Offshore theatre celebrates 20 years
THE forthcoming season of one-act plays
will celebrate Offshore’s 20th anniversary.
From humble beginnings Offshore contin-
ues to provide local live theatre and, follow-
ing their successful season of monologues at
The Chapel in November, are in rehearsal for
six performances of two one-act plays to be
staged at the Cowes Cultural Centre in April.
Following the popularity of last year’s one-
act season, which included ‘A Little Box of
Oblivion’, Offshore are staging a double bill of
diverse comedies by the same playwright Ste-
‘A Quiet Life’, takes place at the monthly
meeting of the Village Hall Committee.
A newcomer arrives who is interested in be-
coming a member as part of her enjoyment of
a peaceful lifestyle far removed from her busy
As the meeting progresses old secrets
emerge, reputations are ruined, hilarious past
events recounted and friendships broken – so
much for a quiet life!
The cast comprises John Swarbrick, Babs
Kerrison, Sylvia Owers and Jodie Doman and
is directed by Jan Coulson.
In the second one-act play ‘The Sea of Lost
Souls’, Susan meets up with Alice and Harriet
in the graveyard at night; it takes a while to
convince her she is dead, and that the three of
them are ghosts.
Now they must convince her she was mur-
dered, or she will join the ‘Sea of Lost Souls’.
Meanwhile Jack, Susan’s newly widowed
husband, is living it up with Margaret, his mis-
tress, although Detective Constable Jenny has
her suspicions about Susan’s car accident.
Can the three ghosts somehow get back to
the land of the living and make Jack confess?
The cast comprises Nina Prideaux, Julie
Thomas, Paula Sommerville, Lois Greene and
Director is Sara Fleisner.
Performance dates are: Friday, April 15 at
8pm; Saturday, April 16 at 8pm; Sunday mat-
inee April 17 at 2pm; Thursday, April 21 at
8pm; Friday, April 22 at 8pm; and, Saturday
April 23 at 8pm.
Bookings are now open on the Try-book-
ing website at www.trybooking.com/KJAZ or
THE Artists’ Society of Phillip Island
Easter Exhibition has been revamped
this year to include new awards with
larger prize amounts thanks to the
support and generosity of local spon-
This change was initially inspired by
the comment of the 2015 Cup Week-
end Exhibition judge, Dr Tony Han-
ning of Federation University that the
high standard of members’ work war-
ranted more generous prizes.
The inclusion of a major prize for
drawing recognises its fundamental
importance in all art practice.
The committee is delighted to wel-
come Phillip Island RSL as a new ma-
jor sponsor for both this exhibition
and the Cup Weekend Exhibition!
Returning sponsors have also been
exceedingly generous this year.
Awards and sponsors now include:
• Best in Show $500 – Phillip Island
• Best Drawing $400 – Bendigo
• Best Painting $400 – Bendigo Bank
and Chemmart, Cowes
• Best Other Medium $400 – Turn
the Page Bookshop and Lesla Saraghi
• Peoples’ Choice Award $150 – Art-
ists’ Society of Phillip Island
This year the exhibition will have an
official evening opening at the Cowes
Cultural Centre, Thompson Avenue,
Cowes on Thursday, March 24 at
7.30pm featuring an award presenta-
tion by the judge, John Cunningham,
Director of McClelland Sculpture Park
Music will be provided by the de-
lightful local jazz duo ‘Swonderful’ -
Mike and Judy Doyle.
Once again, Jenny Jackson has
kindly donated one of her captivating
seascapes as the raffle prize.
Exhibition opening hours are: 10am
to 5pm Friday, March 25 to Sunday,
March 27, and 10am to 2pm on Mon-
day, March 28.
This captivating water colour has
been donated as the raffle prize at The
Artists’ Society of Phillip Island Eas-
ter Exhibition. The Forrest Caves Sea-
scape is by Jenny Jackson.
Exciting new sponsorships
for Easter art exhibition
The Islander Day Club group recently enjoyed
a very happy four day trip together to Lakes En-
Organiser Kaye Cannin was thanked by all par-
ticipants for organising the trip, alongside Clee -
land Bus Lines for transporting everyone there
and back again. The consensus was that everyone
on board had a wonderful time.
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