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THE art of Nuno Felting bonds loose
fibre, usually wool, to fabric such as
silk gauze to create a lightweight,
Textile artist Helen Moon will
be conducting a workshop in the
technique for Milan Rouge on
Sunday, May 17.
It will be held in a garden studio in
Stirling, from 10am–4pm.
The cost of $130 includes lunch and
For bookings and further information
contact Alison Arnold and Rose
Maguire at Milan Rouge, Stirling,
phone 8339 4683, or contact@
Stirling history event
HISTORIC images of life in
Stirling will be shown in a pictorial
kaleidoscope on Friday, May 8, at
7.30pm in the Coventry Library,
The event is being organised by the
Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society,
part of SA’s About Time History
Chris Chardon, principal researcher
for the society and 2014 Regional
Historian of the Year, will lead the
It is hoped it will turn into a lively
conversation about Stirling’s past.
THE Talent Within is the title of an
exhibition by Salisbury Art Group
members currently showing at
the Top of the Torrens gallery in
Birdwood until June 10.
Those exhibiting range from highly
experienced artists to those who have
come recently to art.
Gallery spokeswoman Leonie Holmes
said, “this is a very mixed exhibition
with something for everyone”.
“Why not pop in to the gallery and
have a look for yourself.”
Gallery hours are 11am–4pm
Wednesday to Sunday. Phone
By Joan Clayton
KATE Grenville’s new book One
Life: My Mother’s Story tells
of the remarkable woman, Nance
Talking to a capacity audience at the
Coventry Library, Stirling, Kate said
her mother was born in 1912 and died
just before reaching 90, in 2012.
She left behind many fragments of
memoir, which became the starting
point for the book.
“Looking through the memoirs was
like having her with me again,” Kate
“Her parents were rural working class,
but they had learnt to read and write,
and made sure Nance had an education
“She studied pharmacy, which was
very rare for a woman at that time.
“Later she ran her own business,
which was even more remarkable for a
woman and a mother.”
Kate said her mother lived through
times of great changes for women –
education, better wages, contraceptives
and washing machines.
“It was the first time women had
freedom,” Kate said.
Her mother also helped build their
home with her Trotskyite husband,
The book took a total of eight years to
write and 27 drafts.
“I would put it away for a while then
Kate Grenville signs her new book for
Fiona Schulz of Forest Range, and
Anna Zdansky of Summertown.
RIGHT: The book cover with a portrait
of Nance Russell.
come back to it,” Kate said.
“I wrote two others during those eight
The talk was organised by Matilda
Bookshop of Stirling.
POET Jude Aquilina of Milang
and artist Angelee Theodoros
of Balhannah have combined their
talents in Furry Tales.
Both are dedicated cat-lovers, and
Jude’s poems are beautifully illustrated
Furry Tales was launched by Jude’s
friend and fellow poet Louise Nicholas
last month at East Avenue Books,
Published by Ginninderra Press, it is
priced at $18.
Angelee also has an exhibition of
her cat paintings on display at the
bookshop until May 31.
At the launch she told how she and
Jude had worked together for the
After painting The Owl and the
Pussycat Angelee rang Jude to tell her
about it – only to learn Jude had just
finished a poem on the same subject.
Poet Jude Aquilina of Milang with her daughter
Jasmine and son Giles.
Artist Angelee Theodoros of Balhannah, left, with
East Avenue Books co-owner Joan Fenney.
Spectrum in living color
A COUNTRY Arts SA touring
exhibition of photography by SA
artists Gregory Ackland, Joe Felber
and Will Nolan is on display at the
Full Spectrum is an investigation
into representation, perception and
It is designed to challenge the
viewer’s perspective of photography,
with each artist experimenting with
a range of image making processes
in order to engage the still image as
both a conceptual and cultural object.
The exhibition is located in the
upstairs gallery, continuing until
THE Little Music Room’s next
concert on Saturday, May 9, features
Agnes Weinstein and Kat Stevens
(baroque violins) with Lesley Lewis
With the title A Musical Repast,
the concert will include Francois
Couperin’s Apotheosis of Corelli and
other trios and sonatas for violins and
The concert starts at 3pm and will be
accompanied by afternoon tea and
The Little Music Room is at
Littlehampton. For further information
and bookings phone 8391 5291.
Agnes Weinstein and Kat Stevens, with baroque violins, and Lesley
Lewis at the harpsichord.
and his wife
work on display
at the Farm
in an exhibition
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