Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ravensthorpe in Exhibit

A Wrap to the Magnificent Spaced 3: North by Southeast Project.

On 12th August 2018 the Spaced 3: North by Southeast grand film premiere was held at the Hopetoun Community Centre. Local community members were the first to experience the product of this inspiring 3-year project. An exclusive viewing of “The Making of Amnesia: The Eagle and the Rabbit” (Jackie’s stop motion film, 5 mins) followed by Gustav’s feature film (approx. 35 mins) was shown 'movie theatre style'.

Watch: The Making of AMNESIA

Some RRAC members attended the official launch of AMNESIA: THE EAGLE AND THE RABBIT on August 17th at the Art Gallery of WA. This event and project truly put the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council and the remote Shire of Ravensthorpe on a National and International stage.

The Space 3 project gave the RRAC a very unique way of connecting with the community, so many people from all walks of life participated in the project. The project has exposed RRAC to the artform of new-media, inspired interest and creativity in photography and short film production, it has upskilled RRAC employees and offered another window for RRAC to engage youth in the arts, it has supported regional film makers and inter regional networking and connection, and it has given RRAC experience and credibility for Project Coordination on a large scale. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Culture & Community for more than 30 Years

On July 30, 2018, Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council friends and members past and present came together for a magical night of celebrations. 


Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council’s Incorporation in 1988, the organisation originated in the late 70’s – a credit to all who have been involved over the years.

The invite promised an evening of dancing, drinking, eating, celebrating and in true RRAC style guests were not disappointed! The Hopetoun Community Centre was styled to rival any royal cocktail lounge while memorable project display’s and photos set the scene for a night of reflection and reminiscence.

Guests were treated to a gourmet canapes and other foodie delights from the harvest table and a selection of drinks from the bar. The award-winning duo from Albany, the “Murder Mouse Blues Band” provided the perfect atmosphere to dance the night away and musicians’ Adam and Blake happily accepted the crowds request for repeated encore’s! Master Harry Bingham added some sprite to the night as ‘support guitar player’.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of life member status to Fay Obrien, Jenny Chambers and Ainsley Foulds. All members were unknowing of the bestowed title and received with honour, joy and speechlessness. The presentation speeches were delivered beautifully (as always) by Chenda Goldfinch (a life member herself) and the evening concluded with the newly appointed life members cutting the decadent celebration cake. Because of course, no anniversary is complete without cake.

The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council is proud of its achievements over the past 30 years, providing the community with many Artistic and Cultural opportunities.
Guests agreed it was a night to remember and a celebration fitting of such a wonderful ongoing achievement within our community.

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