The Border Watch : February 12th 2015
Entries open for Country Arts SA awards APPLICATIONS have opened for the Country Arts SA annual Breaking Ground visual arts professional development award for exhibition in 2016. Launched in 2012, the award provides a regional South Australian visual artist with a unique opportunity to develop their skills and broaden their professional experience. The winner will receive $10,000 to develop a body of work for a solo exhibition to be held at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Artspace Gallery in conjunction with the 2016 SALA Festival. An additional $5000 mentorship opportunity will be part of the prize. Country Arts SA chief executive officer Steve Saffell said he was keen to ensure regional artists had a chance to launch their career. “We want to ensure that regional South Australian artists who are serious about expanding and improving their skills and professional knowledge are given every opportunity to do so,” he said. “Breaking Ground offers an artist the opportunity to access an experienced mentor and network which is best suited to their ambitions.” Next year’s recipient will be announced at the SALA launch and awards night on July 3. Artists are required to be a permanent resident of regional South Australia. Visit www. countryarts. org.au for more information. PAYING TRIBUTE: Internationally renowned rock and roll artist Dean Bourne will perform some of Roy Orbison’s hits at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre tomorrow night as part of a special tribute show. Orbison tribute performance set to rock city theatre stage AN INTERNATIONAL music icon will be reborn on the stage of the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre this weekend. The audience will be mesmerised as they enjoy an evening of emotions and memories featuring the legendary and classic hit songs of rock and roll superstars Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers performed by internationally renowned artists Dean Bourne and The Robertson Brothers. For the first time in Australia, the Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers Together In Concert tour features a powerful and passionate two-hour set of classics from the internationally renowned artists. REBORN: The rock and roll magic of Roy Orbison will be recreated on stage. Fans young and old will be able to relive the magic and the classic hits of the legendary artists, described as some of the world’s greatest and most successful rock and roll music. Dean Bourne has been described as having “the spirit of Roy Orbison” as he performs some of the rock and roll icon’s most popular pieces, including Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah and Penny Arcade. Bourne has also been described as the world’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Orbison, with audiences left speechless by his performances. Meanwhile, the internationally renowned vocal harmony duo The Robertson Brothers brings the magical sounds of The Everly Brothers to life. The audience will be treated to magical hits, including Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and All I Have To Do Is Dream. Winners of more than 20 industry awards and Golden Guitar and Aria nominees, Bourne and his special guests Geoff and Ben Robertson were excited to join forces on the magical tribute show, which will tour the nation throughout the year. Orbison and The Everly Brothers had a strong friendship and admiration for each other, which culminated in them performing together, writing hit songs and giving their audiences what they wanted to hear - all their massive hits together in one unforgettable night. The show will feature at the theatre tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets are still available from the Country Arts SA website www.countryarts.org.au or at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre box office. Skills development program applications available APPLICATIONS are open for the Country Arts SA Skills Development program and the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund Step Up and Step Out program. The grants, ranging from $3000 to $20,000, are available to individuals, groups and organisations based in regional South Australia for projects commencing after July 1. 18 - The Border Watch, Thursday, February 12, 2015 Applications close Monday, March 16. In the previous funding round, 22 projects were successfully funded with more than $163,000 going to projects that cover a wide range of arts practices throughout regional South Australia. Country Arts SA chief executive officer Steve Saffell said it was time to get cracking on great arts ideas. “We look forward to continuing our support of arts and cultural activities in regional South Australia,” he said. Visit www.countryarts.org.au/support-funding/ arts-officers/ for a list of arts officers in South Australia. Quick Step grant applications are accepted any time during the year.
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