Dog Trumpet

The River of Art Festival are proud to announce Australian icons Dog Trumpet for Luminous: Art after Dark, the finale event for the 10-day Festival of Art in the Eurobodalla.

Dog Trumpet is spearheaded by brothers Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa, original members of iconic Aria award winning and Hall of Fame band Mental As Anything. When playing live along with Bernie Hayes on bass and Jim Elliott (ex Cruel Sea) on drums they create a distinctive and eclectic meld of rock and roll, psychedelic folk, country and blues.

Luminous: Art After Dark, September 24, 4pm – 9pm, Riverside Park, Moruya

Tickets: General Admission $20, VIP Lounge Luminous: Art After Dark – $150, Children under 16 FREE

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Riverside Park, Moruya

DreamGood and Keaper

NAROOMA: DreamGood Band and Keaper Music performing for a Sunday afternoon session at Bend and Sip.
Art Exhibition on Display

Venue: www.bendandsip.com

Facebook: @keapermusic | @bendandsipbar
Instagram: @dreamgoodband@bendandsipbar

 

Bend and Sip Bar, 98a Campbell Street Narooma

Japanese Taiko Drumming | Workshop

Stonewave Taiko

Stonewave Taiko invites you to experience the power and rhythm of Japanese Taiko drumming at two workshops during the Moruya River of Art Festival on Saturday 24th September 2022. Workshop participants will be guided into playing our big, beautiful taiko by Reiko Healy, Senior Teacher with Stonewave Taiko and members of the troupe.
Workshops will be at the Moruya RSL Hall Saturday 24 September, 12:15-1:pm and 1:30-2:30pm.
$20/$15 (conc & children). All ages and skill levels welcome.
Some tickets on the day may be available at the door if the workshops are not sold out.

All equipment supplied – you will just need to wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

For more information or to book on the day, call Reiko Healy on 0474 065 667

To book your spot go to Trybooking.com
Facebook: @stonewavetaiko
Instagram: @stonewavetaiko

RSL Hall, Page Street, Moruya

The Pilgrims

BATEMANS BAY: The Pilgrims are playing funky, good time covers and showcasing some originals at the main stage of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden.

Family friendly event;  be prepared to dance! Food available from the excellent Mossy on Gardens Cafe.

Website: thepilgrims.net.au

 

Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, Deep Creek Dam Rd, Batemans Bay NSW 2536

Sandy & the Moochers

BATEMANS BAY: Sandy & the Moochers are a five-piece band of local musicians (vocals, guitar, bass, flute drums), who have been playing together since 2021. 

‘The Moochers’ play jazz and rock&roll, and music to dream by. Come and have a listen—and get in the mood to dance.

Website: moochers.com.au

Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, Deep Creek Dam Road, Batemans Bay

Dog Trumpet set to feature at Luminous

Bernie Hayes Bass and vocals, Reg Mombassa Guitar and vocals, Peter O’Doherty, Guitar, Mandolin and vocals, Jim Elliott Drums and vocals.

The River of Art Festival Committee are proud to announce Australian icons Dog Trumpet for Luminous: Art after Dark, the finale event for the 10-day Festival of Art in the Eurobodalla. 

Dog Trumpet is spearheaded by brothers Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa, original members of iconic Aria award winning and Hall of Fame band Mental As Anything. When playing live along with Bernie Hayes on bass and Jim Elliott (ex Cruel Sea) on drums they create a distinctive and eclectic meld of rock and roll, psychedelic folk, country and blues.

Dog Trumpet have never shied away from stinging social commentary and contemporary issues with a steely delivery loved by music lovers across the generations. 

Over the last 30 years, as Dog Trumpet they have released seven critically acclaimed albums: Two Heads One Brain, Suitcase, Dog Trumpet, Antisocial Tendencies, River of Flowers, Medicated Spirits and their latest, released in 2020, ‘Great South Road’. 

Parallel to their music careers Reg is well known too for his idiosyncratic work for Mambo Graphics and as a fine artist. Peter is also a successful and much sought-after painter. For over three decades the brothers have exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia. 

The band says: “We look forward to seeing our friends and fans at The River of Art Festival in Moruya on the 24th September 2022.” 

Also performing at Luminous, is multi award winning Australian artist, Dom Turner & The Rural Blues Project (Backsliders).

Luminous: Art After Dark will be an evening of light, arts, music and markets on the shores of the Moruya River. Meander among the light sculptures and artisan stalls, snack and feast in the food market, be awed by towering roving performances and live music. When the stars come out, settle on the foreshore for the light and laser show. 

Luminous: Art After Dark, September 24, 4pm – 9pm, Riverside Park, Moruya

Tickets: General Admission $20, VIP Lounge Luminous: Art After Dark – $150, Children under 16 FREE.

The full Festival program includes more than 90 free and ticketed events between September 16 and 25, subscribe for more information and to receive the program when it is released in early August.

ABOUT RIVER OF ART FESTIVAL

River of Art celebrates the arts scene of the South Coast of New South Wales. Held over two weeks each September in Moruya and includes Exhibitions, Open Studios, Workshops, Music, Performance, Artists in Conversation, Public Art Trail and Markets.  In 2022 the festival, now in its 17th year, opens on September 16 and culminates in in a celebration of light with Luminous on Saturday, September 24. 

Our thanks go to the NSW Regional Events Acceleration FundFestivals Australia, the Eurobodalla Shire Council, and our fabulous sponsors – Southern PhoneRay WhiteHorizon Bank, and Essential Energy for their support for this year’s River of Art Festival.

The Muffat Collective, Narooma | Music

NAROOMA | 25 September | $40

Tickets $40. Children under 16 are free, please reserve a free ticket as this venue has limited seating.

This musical journey through 18th century Europe will be the perfect way to farewell River of Art Festival for 2022.

Set within St Paul’s Church, Narooma, this performance by The Muffat Collective features the most beautiful music from Italian cathedrals, French salons and German coffee houses.

The performers explore the history of the baroque violin, harpsichord and fascinating viola da gamba. Flirting with the limits of our human desire, these rarely performed works frenetically exchange love for hate or despair for joy. Through trios and dramatic solo works this program is a celebration of the human emotional states called affects in the 17th and 18th century.

With discussion and explanations about the composers and works, this is a special opportunity to get up close and personal with performers, their instruments and a style of music making that is sure to dazzle your senses and pull at your heart strings!

Presented in collaboration with Music in the Regions, a newly formed, independent touring organisation connecting classical musicians with regional audiences across New South Wales.

Instagram @themuffatcollective

Facebook @TheMuffatCollective

Website

St Paul's Church, 11 Tilba Street, Narooma

Eurobodalla Chamber Orchestra | Music

BATEMANS BAY | 17 September | Free

Enjoy an al fresco lunch on the lawn in front of the Spotted Gum Pavilion, listening to music performed by ECO, Eurobodalla Chamber Orchestra.

Select a spot for your picnic rug and chair, relax and be serenaded by the music of Bach, Handel, Purcell, Schubert, Vivaldi and a few anonymous composers from years gone by! A perfect way to experience live classical music, alongside the songs of nature in a beautiful outdoor setting.

ECO welcomes new players to join fortnightly rehearsals in Moruya.

Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden, Batemans Bay

Forest Theatre | Performance

For the love of earth

Forest Theatre is a live multi-arts interactive music and cinematic performance which examines the relationship of community sub-cultures and our natural environment.

Through an artful synergy of song writing and visual imagery audiences are led through a journey of deep connection with nature, our impact on it and its future.

Narooma Kinema, Campbell Street, Narooma