The Laramie Project 2017

80 Years of Hartwell Players

01/03/2018 Colin Donald

“MELBOURNE’S Oldest Theatre Company” is a title not easily earned, but in 2018 Hartwell Players Theatre Company of Ashwood turns 80! And to celebrate their milestone, the Players are hosting a “Spectacularly Trivial Trivia Night” event at the Notting Hill Community Hall on 21 April. Starting in 1938 under the quaint moniker of “Presbyterian Merry Makers” the fledgling group had no idea they would evolve to be the most inclusive and enduring theatre company in town.

Caterpillars, Wild Dogs and Wide Open Space

Patterns of Stories

01/03/2018 Chris Gray

Glenn Loughrey describe his art as coming out of the Aboriginal style. There are patterns that go down eons into the ground and they come up and show themselves; it’s not so much a geographical map, but a map of the patterns of the stories that sit underneath. of the patterns of the stories that sit underneath. So I use that to some degree, but I also use perspective, and while I will have that pattern look, there will still be sky. The process shifts backwards and forwards; that’s been a part of the process of learning about myself as an Aboriginal person and painting out of that.

Eucalyptus painting by Margaret Landvogt

A Passion for Painting

30/08/2017 Marjorie Walker

As well as being exhibited in Melbourne commercial galleries, Margaret Landvogt has had over 10 exhibitions at The Highway Gallery. A concern for the environment has been a driving force in Margaret’s subject matter, which has ranged from immense skyscapes to intricate desert landscapes, from abstractions of subterranean strata to the symbolic images of trees; but the heart has always been nature.

Rod Quantock

Meet Rod Quantock

21/05/2017 Chris Gray

Rod is known for his thought-provoking standup comedy and the ability to use laughter to focus a spotlight on the political issues. The Last Tim Tam takes a look at climate change and sustainability, subjects Rod is passionate about, has researched extensively and has spoken about in performances for the past decade. In a hilarious and thought provoking way he sets out to establish where we are, where we are going and what we can do when we get there.

The Highway Gallery

The Highway Gallery for Talent

27/02/2017 Raine Biancalt

THE City of Monash’s community gallery, The Highway Gallery, is going from strength to strength and, in 2015, celebrated its 25th anniversary with an exhibition of selected works by previous Exhibitors. The gallery had its […]

Flagstaff Gardens by Barbara Rogalski

The Artists’ Muse for 65 Years

24/12/2016 Colin Stephen

There’s a reason the Box Hill Art Group has been going strong for 65 years this year. Commencing in 1952, it has serviced its community well, nurturing the talents of thousands of budding artists, as well […]

Eva Yap

Following the feeling

09/09/2016 Debra Robertson

It’s a cold, wintry, wet Melbourne day, but luckily I’m rendezvousing at warm, cosy Café Ab’stract in George Street, Hartwell. My coffee companion today is Eva Yap, freelance graphic designer, whose drawings have recently being […]