Posts made in May, 2015

JUNK SCULPTURE CHALLENGE SECURES PERFORMER BEN ALLEN | BROADWING

Posted on May 21, 2015 in News

JUNK SCULPTURE CHALLENGE SECURES PERFORMER BEN ALLEN | BROADWING

  Katherine Regional Arts is pleased to announce Opening Night JUNK SCULPTURE CHALLENGE 2015 headline act will be the exceptional BEN ALLEN | BROADWING. Join us  from 5pm Friday May 29 at the FINCH CAFE GARDEN. Please read on! Ben Allen, film score composer, song writer, vocalist, musician, producer, editor, recorder, illustrator and video editor. The eclectic and sublimely talented artist Ben Allen, whom employs the pseudonym Broadwing, has succeeded to the NTH. There is no other word more apt. 2012 saw Allen take out first place of the coveted 2012 APRA Tropscore competition on his first attempt. Part of the popular Tropfest short film festival, the APRA Tropscore competition is about finding the best short film soundtrack. Allen’s film score was judged the best for 2012, beating 900 entries across 23 countries. Allen stepped up to perform his winning and decidedly haunting piece in front of a massive crowd of 90,000 as part of Tropfest at Sydney’s Domain. 2012 also saw Allen, invited as one of only eight artists to attend the Triple J APRA Song Summit. Allen participated in a roundtable discussion with influential music industry heavyweights, such as Gotye and Adalita Srsen. Allen released his debut EP in 2014, Broadwing Pinhole Camera, a whole three years in the making. Pinhole Camera songs feature an amalgamation of organic and software instrumentation. Described as distinctive, intricate and textured. Dom Alessio, host of Home and Hosed described Pinhole Camera ‘as another gorgeous Broadwing offering that pulls at the heart strings’. Allen has also deservedly drawn comparison to an early Gotye. Allen as Broadwing has organically been building support from a number of institutions, most notably and passionately, Triple J, as well as a solid fan base in the Top End which continues to grow. And if life couldn’t get any better, 2014 saw Allen take out Australia’s Audio Technology Magazine ‘Biggest Remix Comp in the World’, with spoils of over $13,000 in studio gear. WILD. Broadwing has taken flight.   Allen’s Broadwing debut EP ‘Pinhole Camera’ is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/pinhole-camera-ep/id883479889 Physical copies are available through MGM distribution http://www.waterfrontrecords.com/product/83883   Source articles: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/02/08/3426039.htm https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/broadwing http://www.theaureview.com/interviews/ben-allen-aka-broadwing-alice-springs-talks-triple-j-support-and-the-importance-of-local-industry-events http://wideopenspace.net.au/program/2015music-1/broadwing/ http://desertmusicclub.com/contributor/broadwing/ http://hhhhappy.com/2014/05/07/vid-o-the-week-broadwing/  ...

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SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH | Nina Ambjerg-Pederson | LAJAMANU

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Gallery

SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH | Nina Ambjerg-Pederson | LAJAMANU

  As part of the Katherine Regional Arts ambitious SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project, sculptor Nina Ambjerg-Pederson traveled to Lajamanu late April to conduct a week long JUNK SCULPTURE workshop with local artists. As you can see, and without giving too much away, there was some unique and decidedly AMAZING junk sculpture created. Also part of the Katherine Regional Arts SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project, sculptor Mark Swartz is currently in Ngukurr, while fiber artist and sculptor Aly De Groot is in Numbulwar. Given the success of Nina’s workshop, we are quite excited to see what these two final workshops produce. All work created during the SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project will be entrants to, and on display at the JUNK SCULPTURE CHALLENGE 2015 exhibition at the FINCH CAFE garden. SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH proudly Supported and Sponsored by the Australia Council for the Arts | Regional Festivals Project...

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SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH | Nina Ambjerg-Pederson | LAJAMANU

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Gallery

SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH | Nina Ambjerg-Pederson | LAJAMANU

  As part of the Katherine Regional Arts ambitious SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project, sculptor Nina Ambjerg-Pederson traveled to Lajamanu late April to conduct a week long JUNK SCULPTURE workshop with local artists. As you can see, and without giving too much away, there was some unique and decidedly AMAZING junk sculpture created. Also part of the Katherine Regional Arts SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project, sculptor Mark Swartz is currently in Ngukurr, while fiber artist and sculptor Aly De Groot is in Numbulwar. Given the success of Nina’s workshop, we are quite excited to see what these two final workshops produce. All work created during the SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project will be entrants to, and on display at the JUNK SCULPTURE CHALLENGE 2015 exhibition at the FINCH CAFE garden. SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH proudly Supported and Sponsored by the Australia Council for the Arts | Regional Festivals Project...

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SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH | Nina Ambjerg-Pederson | LAJAMANU

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Gallery

SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH | Nina Ambjerg-Pederson | LAJAMANU

  As part of the Katherine Regional Arts ambitious SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project, sculptor Nina Ambjerg-Pederson traveled to Lajamanu late April to conduct a week long JUNK SCULPTURE workshop with local artists. As you can see, and without giving too much away, there was some unique and decidedly AMAZING junk sculpture created. Also part of the Katherine Regional Arts SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project, sculptor Mark Swartz is currently in Ngukurr, while fiber artist and sculptor Aly De Groot is in Numbulwar. Given the success of Nina’s workshop, we are quite excited to see what these two final workshops produce. All work created during the SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project will be entrants to, and on display at the JUNK SCULPTURE CHALLENGE 2015 exhibition at the FINCH CAFE garden. SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH proudly Supported and Sponsored by the Australia Council for the Arts | Regional Festivals Project...

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SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH | Nina Ambjerg-Pederson | LAJAMANU

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Gallery

SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH | Nina Ambjerg-Pederson | LAJAMANU

  As part of the Katherine Regional Arts ambitious SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project, sculptor Nina Ambjerg-Pederson traveled to Lajamanu late April to conduct a week long JUNK SCULPTURE workshop with local artists. As you can see, and without giving too much away, there was some unique and decidedly AMAZING junk sculpture created. Also part of the Katherine Regional Arts SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project, sculptor Mark Swartz is currently in Ngukurr, while fiber artist and sculptor Aly De Groot is in Numbulwar. Given the success of Nina’s workshop, we are quite excited to see what these two final workshops produce. All work created during the SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH project will be entrants to, and on display at the JUNK SCULPTURE CHALLENGE 2015 exhibition at the FINCH CAFE garden. SCULPTURES IN THE BUSH proudly Supported and Sponsored by the Australia Council for the Arts | Regional Festivals Project...

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