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South Coast Leisure Times : Summer 2016-2017
www.southcoastleisuretimes.com.au South Coast 11 Wollongong The city of Wollongong, on the shores of the South Pacific Ocean, is one of the coast’s most exciting and popular day trip and short break destinations. The thriving cosmopolitan city offers facilities to satisfy all needs. Enjoy vibrant restaurants, cafes and shopping at Wollongong Central and Crown Street Mall. There are also numerous clubs and pubs. The Wollongong City Centre is the heart of the CBD and it is the ideal place for a day of shopping with friends and enjoying family entertainment. Between Wollongong Central and the mall there are over 350 specialty stores as well as major department stores. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the city centre. For fun in the great outdoors, there’s cycling, waterfalls, rainforest, beaches, whale watching and wildlife parks. There’s also plenty of cultural experiences to be had, including productions at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Merrigong Theatre and the regional art gallery, museums and performance venues. There are some great events to suit the whole family in Wollongong over summer. On December 17 and February 4 get ready to laugh as Carl Barron brings his new show, Drinking with a Fork to the WIN Entertainment Centre. He will blend an evening of stand-up with some guitar. Then on December 20 it’s Dance Dance, the Wiggles Big Show at the centre to celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary. Mister Maker & The Shapes is a fast paced and interactive show for children in January. In February, The Beach Boys and The Temptations present the Surf and Soul Tour. For basketball fans there are plenty of Hawks’ games and events through the season too. At Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, a number of dance schools will host end of year performances throughout December, and there will also be comedy shows and a storytime ballet for children. Shows in January include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and in February Angel, Raw Comedy 2017 and Jasper Jones. If art is more your thing, the Wollongong Art Gallery has a number of exhibitions continuing during the warmer months, including Hand and Heart Shall Never Part - The Fashion Collaboration of Linda Jackson and David McDiarmid, Prints from the Collection, Tony Ameneiro Head Over Head, Postcodes from the Edge and The Making of Midnight Oil. A bustling, vibrant city Arts and culture on show Wollongong’s City Beach has great waves as well as cycle paths, barbecue areas, and wading pools. Oil painting Hungry Hippo by Rikki Barnes is part of Wollongong Art Gallery’s Outsider Artists Exhibition in December and January. WOLLONGONG ART GALLERY Cnr Kembla & Burelli Streets, Wollongong OpenTues-Fri10-5,weekends12-4 ADMISSION FREE | P: 4227 8500 Gallery Shop: Art books, Journals, Cards, Posters & Gifts www.wollongongartgallery.com WOLLONGONG ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: The Making of Midnight Oil A Manly Art Gallery & Museum touring exhibition. 3 December – 26 February Outsider Artists A Celebration of Ability 3 December – 3 January Hand and Heart Shall Never Part The Fashion Collaboration of Linda Jackson and David McDiarmid until 12 February The Making of Midnight Oil is a major public exhibition celebrating the ‘power and the passion’ of one of the world’s most inspirational rock bands Midnight Oil. The exhibition examines the band’s impact on social and cultural history across a 40 year period. Developed by curator Ross Heathcote in collaboration with Midnight Oil drummer and songwriter Rob Hirst. I am a 3d printer on display 18 February – 18 June is a site-specific installation by Sarah Goffman, simulating many of the Asian ceramic pieces and objects donated to the Gallery by William S. Tatlow and Gora Singh Mann. The replicas combine many techniques of the artist’s art work to date, from salvaging and re-purposing found plastic pieces to converting and transforming them into priceless and beautiful objects. SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP PROGRAM Bookings essential for a wide variety of creative 2-hour and full day workshops during the school holidays suitable for 5-8 year olds and 9-14 year olds AW3099104 Sarah Goffman, 2016, MT Dimensions variable, PET plastics, enamel paint, permanent marker Postcodes From The Edge A Wollongong Art Gallery Friends event Until 12 March Prints from the Collection Until 26 March Madeleine Kelly: Diversity and Demise Encounters with pelagic birds and sub-linguistic form 11 February – 14 May Sarah Goffman I am a 3d printer 18 February – 18 June MIDNIGHT OIL