Sing, Sing a Song...with Helen Davey!

 We're going to have a Singing 'PLAYSHOP' on 


For people wanting to expand their vocal confidence around harmony, volume and projection, in this play-shop we practice basic techniques then apply them directly to songs. The emphasis will be  on hearing and feeling the difference in our sound and the sheer joy of experiencing harmonic resonance when singing in a group. BYO water bottle, comfy clothes, your smile and a blanket.

Monday, 29th August,
7pm - 8:30 pm
Birregurra Anglican Church Hall,
Sladen Street, Birregurra
Members $10 - Non-members $20.
This PLAYSHOP replaces the planned Singing Circle session on this date. Please register your attendance with Angie or come along and pay at the door!

Helen Davey is an Australian vocalist and multi instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience as a music teacher and workshop leader. She has a B.Ed (mus) and has been trained in the "Estill Voice System" in Germany and The Netherlands. Currently based in Zurich, Helen teaches voice/piano/songwriting and performs in the poetic world/folk and experimental genres. Helen's passion is improvising soundscapes in response to other art forms; she calls these spontaneous works "sound-paintings".

Miss Brontë comes to the Carolyn Theatre!

Charlotte Brontë has a secret. In fact secrets seem to run in the family… 

Inspired by the letters and novels of Charlotte Bronte, along with the many biographical works about her life, Miss Brontë tells a story of ambition, forbidden love and the bond of family.

Brave Theatre and Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery present
Miss Brontë
By Mel Dodge and Charlotte Bronte
Friday 7.30 2nd September at the Carolyn Theatre Cororooke

2016 Surf Coast Arts Trail Saturday Highlights!

Start your Surf Coast Art Trail in Deans Marsh this Saturday!

Some of great action kicks off at The Store in Deans Marsh - 
Local Musicians Steve James, Mark Fagan, Rob Phillips & Tyler Lunn will be playing on the back veranda throughout the morning.
The very talented local wood craftsman Bryan Poynton will be carving a small project on the day. Sandra Hickford will be demonstrating Jade & hard stone carving techniques & Veronica Phillips will be working on her current Etchings & Printmaking. Other Studio's in the area will also be open.
These talented artists and musicians will ONLY be EXHIBITING ON SATURDAY this year at THE STORE Deans Marsh....Great coffee & delicious food will be available all day.
Don't miss it!

Explore the work of local artist at the 5th Annual Surf Coast Arts Trail

The Early Bird get the worm!

After the rooster crows on Saturday morning, head down to the Torquay or Lorne Visitor Centres, Council Offices or one of the many local galleries and pick up your official Arts Trail map and Artist Guide and immerse yourself in the work of the artists of our region. 

Coming Up...Birregurra Music Salon presents David Bridie / 8pm Friday 26 August

Birregurra Music Salon - A magical night with Miles and Simone

Birregurra Christ Church sparkled with sound and vision on a cold winters night!

It was a chilly night on Saturday 23rd July but that didn’t stop over 85 eager music lovers head to Birregurra Christ Church for a night of amazing music and a chance to enjoy a mulled wine with friends and neighbours by fairy lights and fires.
With wines in hand, the crowd streamed in to the beautiful church and got comfy by candlelight for the first of two sets.
First to the stage was Miles—an Irish flame haired Ned Kelly look alike with the vocal tones of famous country baritone, Johnny Cash. Moments later, Simone fluttered down the aisle like a beautiful fairy wren adorned in lace and jewels and flowers—a vision instantly beguiling everyone in the audience, big and small.
In their ‘other’ lives, Simone Page Jones is a classically trained opera singer who went to school in Geelong and Miles O’Neil an actor who grew up in Torquay…and before too long, the alternate lives of these best friends came permeating through.
Their set list, mostly original, could be described as Alt Country with sprinkles of nostalgia, heart break and a peppering of tongue in cheek banter about the dating game and dog trainers. Most importantly, it was melodically mesmerising and before too long, the duo had the crowd firmly wrapped around their fingers….including a clutch of little people swaying their tiny hips in the aisle.
A short break enjoying a wine by the fire later, the crowd was back in the church pews enjoying the second set. Somewhere in the break though, it seems the shoe slipped on the other foot and the duo became mesmerised and beguiled with Birre and our church. Admittedly, it was the last show on a state wide tour as part of Regional Arts Victoria’s fabulous touring program and emotions were high. But after asking if they could come back to Birre again sometime next year, Miles was quickly reminded that we would see him on Friday 2nd December with his theatre trio, Suitcase Royale in his junkyard theatre show “The Battle of Backbone Joe”.
Birregurra Community Arts Group donated $500 of takings to the Support Sienna Trust. An additional $100 was provided in donations.
Suitcase Royale’s junkyard theatre show, The Battle of Backbone Joe, will play at Birregurra Hall on Friday 2nd December. The talented trio will then return with a free rockabilly gig at Birregurra Royal Mail Hotel on Saturday 3rd December. Tickets announced soon.

The next Birregurra Music Salon at 8pm Friday 26 August features David Bridie, seven time Aria award winner and member of My Friend the Chocolate Cake. Tickets are $25+BF (online) and are on sale now via or at Birregurra Community Health Centre.

Local Artists Finalists in the 2016 Acquisitive $7500 Corangamarah ART PRIZE - con.ceit’16

Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery are pleased to announce finalists for the Corangamarah Art Prize have been chosen.  It is most pleasing and exciting that a number of local artists in the Colac Otway Shire  have been selected this year and will be showing their work as part of the Corangamarah Art Prize conc.ceit ’16 exhibition throughout August. 

 26 artists out of 64 entries from all over Victoria and Australia have been selected as finalists by an external selection panel including Director of Geelong Art Gallery Jason Smith and well respected visual artist and educator Godwin Bradbeer.

The opening will be held in the evening on Saturday 6th August with announcement of prize winners by Jason Smith, Director of Geelong Art Gallery.
Sunday 7th August – Sunday 28th August

Exhibition Opening and Announcement of Prize Winners
at RRRTAG Saturday 6th August, 7.30 – 9pm
Finger Food Provided, Drinks at Bar Prices

Tickets $15 per person (see our website for details)

The $7,500 acquisitive Corangamarah Art Prize has become a mainstay in the calendar of Australian artists. RRRTAG is honoured to host this prestigious event with the winning artwork, announced at the opening, to be added to the Corangamarah Art Prize Collection at Colac Area Health.
Winning Artwork con.ceit’15
Sonja Robar ‘Seeing the Forest’

Gallery open on weekends 11am – 4pm
Entry by Donation

WHAT is the Corangamarah Art Prize?  Inaugurated in 2006, the annual Acquisitive Corangamarah Art Prize was conceived to provide the newly built Corangamarah Aged Care Facility in Colac with colour and life.  The notion of the award winning collection was to encourage discussion by residents, family and all in the local community and beyond.  It brings a sense of pride.

Artists from all over Australia and of course locally are invited to submit an artwork inspired by a contemporary issue or event, demonstrated through the Prize theme con.ceit’16 a concept which is conceived, imagined or formed in the mind, an idea, thought, image, a personal opinion.

Two further (non-acquisitive) prizes will also be awarded:
con.ceit’16 Small Works Art Prize of artworks less than 50x50cm (framed) and a People's Choice

WHEN:  Exhibition Opening and announcement of prize by Director of Geelong Art Gallery Jason Smith
 Saturday 6th August 2016
7.30 pm – 9pm
Limited Tickets $15 per person for more information
Bookings through trybookings or at Cowlicks bookstore.

Exhibition from Sunday 7th August-Sunday 28th August 2016
Gallery opening times Saturday/Sunday 11am-4pm unless by arrangement

WHO:  26 Finalists selected from 64 entries. A range of both emerging and established artists from around Australia selected to exhibit their 2D work.

Judge of Final selected works for the Acquisitive Art Prize and the small works prize is Jason Smith Director of the Geelong Art Gallery an internationally recognised art museum director and exhibitions and collection curator.

Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery 520 Corangamite Lake Road, Cororooke
520 Corangamite Lake Rd, Cororooke.   For further information about the Art Prize and Theme see

Contact:    Sue Cauble:  0408238252