2016 Art Show - ENTRIES OPEN
If you would like to exhibit your work, and you are either a resident in Bundeena-Maianbar or have significant local links to the area (eg. reside here part-time, raised here etc.) then you are able to exhibit at the Festival.
The cost is $20 per artist for up to 4 works of artistic merit in a variety of media (strict size limits apply) and includes an Opening Night ticket.
Download a copy of the 2016 Entry Form And Conditions. Print out, complete, attach $20 entry, and post back to:
Art Of Living Festival 2016 Art Exhibition
Bundeena-Maianbar Art of Living Festival
PO Box 3047 Bundeena NSW 2230
Applications close FRIDAY 5th AUGUST.
2016 Stalls Applications OPEN
Applications for stall holders for the 2016 Art of Living Festival are now Open
Just download the Application Form, print it out, fill it in, and
- Post it with your cheque to
Bundeena-Maianbar AOLF Stalls Coordinator
PO Box 3047, Bundeena, NSW 2230
If you would like to operate a food stall, please also download the NSW Food Authority Food Handling Guidelines For Temporary Events
Applications close Friday 29th July 2016
In the marketplace you'll find a wide selection of delicious treats as well as art and craft stalls displaying a range of work made both locally and outside of the Shire.
For the kids there's amusements, rides, face painting and other "fun stuff" to guarantee a great family day out!
Pottery Pit Firing
The somewhat unorthodox method used to achieve the artist’s unique & unrepeatable surface finishes is called pit fired pottery. This is an ancient & unconventional process that uses natural, organic waste materials to make marks on the surface of the clay instead of chemical glazes.
Pit fired ceramics are the result of mixing the earthly elements of earth, water, air & fire (& perhaps a little ether?), with just the right combination, for just the right length of time, in just the right quantities, in order to attain something transcendent from something as base as dirt & organic waste; it is pure alchemy.
The artists will utilise eucalyptus leaves, gum bark, flowers & foliage, seaweed & sea grasses, eggshell & cuttlefish, nut husks & shells and even scat, to name a few ingredients.
These earthly elements are put together with our ceramics, & fired at temperatures reaching near 1000°C. This uncontrolled combustion & containment transforms these ingredients from solid to gas, releasing the naturally occurring minerals & organic compounds found within. These opportunistic vapours instead permeate the surface of the clay, creating an unpredictable & unrepeatable transference of colour, pattern & texture, which permanently fuses with the clay body, resulting in a completely spontaneous & natural surface decoration without the need for any chemical glazes whatsoever.
As you can imagine, firing this way means that each & every work of art produced by the artist is as unique & individual as the person who owns it. No two pieces are alike.
The Art of Living committee cordially invites you to participate in a PIT FIRED POTTERY event that will coincide with the Community Bon Fire evening on Saturday 27th August 2016. Camping is also available if you choose to stay the evening and enjoy the festivities, with local Bed and Breakfast options also available if you prefer. The Art of Living Festival will also be hosting music and light show entertainment on Saturday night to coincide with the firing, with Sunday our Festival Market day! So it truly is a family friendly event! All participants will be allocated fire duty, and security details to ensure that this is a fun and safe event.
ENTRY FEE: $55 per 3 pieces of pottery (including camping)
CAMPING FEE: $25 per tent (for non-participating artists)
Please bring your pieces of pottery to the Back Oval in Bundeena on Saturday 27 August, 2016 before 10:00am. Your pieces should be a maximum of 20cm x 20cm. Please insure they are made of clay that is suitable for raku (heavily grogged) and have already been bisque fired.
We are encouraging artists to try using natural colorants or trial raw firing, as we are focusing on the ancient forms of the art. The bon fire is a community event & we expect people in close proximity to the fire, so please limit the use of caustic substances or chemicals that can cause respiratory irritation. Straw, sawdust and wood will be provided for the firing. If you would like additional materials, please bring them along on the day.
Artists are required to assist with the firing, and we will assign 1-2-hour shifts. Camping on site is available, alternatively there are many fine bed & breakfasts available in Bundeena & Maianbar.
The pottery will be exhibited on Sunday as part of the Art of Living Art Show. You are welcome to price them for sale or mark them not for sale (30% commision applies for all sales). Collection of your pieces will be after 4:00pm Sunday 28 August from the Community Centre.
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY EMAIL -
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.
SPACE IS LIMITED.
Music Acts 2016
2016 Art of Living Entertainment
Sunday 28th August 2016
10:00am to 4:00pm
We have a wide range of talented musicians and entertainers from a diverse range of genres performing at the 2016 Art Of Living Festival. Check out our lineup below -
10:00 - 10:30am - The Gissing Girls | 10:30 - 10:45am - Drum Arabesque | 10:45 - 11:00am - Desiree Regina & ROH Choir | 11:00 - 11:15am - Academy of Dance | 11:15 - 12:15pm - Community Ensembles | 12:15 - 12:30pm - AOL Official Opening |12:30 - 12:45pm - Bellydancing | 12:45 - 1:30pm - Songs That Inspire: Peter Morgan, Sally King & Brad Cole | 1:30 - 1:45pm - Raffle Draw | 1:45 - 2:45pm - The Dream: Songs of Fleetwood Mac | 2:45 - 3:00pm - Bundeena Drumming Group | 3:00 - 4:00pm - Craig Calhoun & The Brothers of Oz |
The Gissing Girls are Gen and Pip; a sister duo who grew up in Bundeena performing numbers from a variety of styles; jazz standards, pop through the ages, even the occasional rock ballad. Gen provides the mellifluous melodies whilst Pip accompanies with piano and vocal harmonies.
Drum Arabesque is a group of percussionists who hail from the Sutherland Shire and play a variety of traditional Middle Eastern and African rhythms. Their instrument arsenal include the Middle Eastern tabla, req and tar as well as the African djembe and the Indian kanjira.
The Royal Opera House Bundeena was established in 1872. It was dormant for many years - but revived in 2009. The ROH Choir has grown steadily over the years and its repertoire covers a wide range of music. Now rehearsing in two locations (Bundeena and Engadine) and performing all over The Shire.
Performances include Hazelhurst Art Gallery, Art of Living Festival, Engadine Carols in the Park, Sutherland Entertainment Centre with Master Violinist Vov Dylan, and last year staged their own show about Vincent van Gogh. Currently rehearsing for their new show: Renaissance - Secrets, Surprises, Scandals!
Always welcoming new enthusiastic members who can hold a tune and love harmony singing. Please visit www.rohaustralia.com
Come watch our local Dance Academy showcasing their talent.
Featuring our Community Training Band, our ensemble for learners of all ages; and the ever-popular Jazz & Swing Chorus. We are always looking for new members – call Nick on 0412 953 377 to find out how you or your kids can get involved.
Genevieve Gissing & Julia McKinnell have been performing Bellydancing for over 5 years now, having performed at many previous Art of Living Festivals. Both grown up living in Bundeena, Gen & Julia first started practising bellydancing at a young age.
Local musicians Peter Morgan, Sally King and Brad Cole join forces to present a collection of iconic songs made famous by some of the world's most influential songwriters and artists. Previous shows have sold out gaining much praise amongst attendees. The Songs That Inspire Band features many of Sydney’s finest live musicians led by music director Rex Goh.
Festival Raffle Drawn and People's Choice Art Show prize awarded. Thanks to all our sponsors and Friends of Art of Living Festival for their donations to our raffle.
“The Dream – Songs of Fleetwood Mac” is a superb tribute to the music of one of the most iconic bands in history.
Many of us grew up in the 70’s with Fleetwood Mac totally dominating the radio. For those who did, these songs are fused into our marrow forever, like it or not.
Fleetwood Mac is the quintessential 70’s pop/rock band. A ‘band’ in the truest sense of the word, rife with all of the personal and emotional excesses of five inextricably connected people – and equally brilliant. ‘The Dream’ recreates some of the magic and craft of arguably the greatest pop band of their era – an era when melody, song writing and musicianship were paramount. All the incredible hits spanning three decades are featured - from the early blues period through the legendary album ‘Rumours’ and into the 80’s - painstakingly and lovingly recreated by a collection of Australia’s finest, most in-demand musicians. Highlights include the songs Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Don’t Stop, Rhiannon, Landslide, Seven Wonders and Albatross.
Rex Goh (Air Supply) leads this stellar 7-piece line-up featuring Amanda Easton; Rebecca Henry; Floyd Vincent; Clive Harrison; Lloyd Gyi and Tim Wedde.
Legendary funk bassist Craig Calhoun. From San Fran to Berlin to Sydney, the man they call CC has seen and done it all in the music world.
Craig’s unique Eurofunk style is a blend from his early Afro American beginnings in blues and soul through to his exploration of funk, rock and improvised groove.
His shows feature original compositions and his unique twist on cover versions from various points of his decades-spanning career as an international artist, performing and or recording with the likes of Marcia Hines, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, The Supremes, Steve Clisby, Renee Geyer, Kevin Borich, Jack Jones, Will Calhoun - Living Colour…