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Illuminating Collie’s landscape

Highly talented audio-visual artist, Roly Skender of Frankensound, is shedding new light on Collie’s future as part of the Art & Tech Fest being held this coming Saturday, 10 November, in Collie’s Central Park. The artist’s brief is to “honour the past and look to the future”, as part of Operation Next Gen, a two-year…

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Don’t miss the annual Collie Show

The annual Unity Bank Collie Show is being held 8am-10pm, this Saturday, 17 November. With all your agricultural show favourites, including sideshow alley, showbags and markets, and a massive display of local art, craft and other talent on show in the pavillion. There is heaps to see and do, including the Ivan Soloman sheep dog…

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Colourful fun run raises funds

It was a colour explosion at Fairview Primary School’s Run4Fun fundraiser held last month, raising more than $8,500 towards upgrading the school’s iPads. The highest fundraising class raised more than $1000 and the two highest fundraising students raised almost $500 each. Fairview Primary P&C thanked local bushfire brigades and parents for their help for the…

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Sisters Doll returning home for two concerts

It has been nearly two years since Sisters Doll have been on their own national headline tour, but our homegrown stars wouldn’t dream of leaving Collie off tour schedule. The Sisters Doll: The Black Mirror Tour is kicking off at the Victoria Hotel this Saturday night, then playing a special primary-school gig at St Brigid’s…

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How Did I Get Here exhibition opening

Join the Collie Art Gallery members for the opening of How Did I Get Here?, the first exhibition of works from the Art Gallery of WA’s (AGWA) State Art Collection, at the special time 4pm, Friday 19 July 2019, as part of the Freighting Ideas state-wide initiative. Inspired by the 1980 Talking Heads song Once…

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Join the arty party this September

FESTIV ARTY, Collie’s biggest arty party, is on September 6-15. 10 BIG days of family fun, with a talent show, art competition, art and craft workshops for children and adults, some fantastic new events and a huge family street fair. This year’s theme is Bikes, Hikes and Trails, with a fabulous range of fun activities…

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How Did I Get Here?

In spite of the stormy weather it was a great night at Collie Art Gallery for the opening of ‘How Did I Get Here?’… all the ‘famous’ people were there. Special guests included Art Gallery of WA’s Director of Exhibitions, James Davies and Exhibition Curator, Robert Cook along with Art on the Move’s , Exhibitions…

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Collie’s biggest arty party kicks off this week

For ten days in September, Collie comes alive for FESTIV ARTY, our biggest arty party, now in its 29th year. The flurry of activity starts this Friday night, with the official opening for artists and invited guests, unveiling the work of local artists and artisans that will be on show throughout the festival at the…

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Collie’s big arty party continues

There’s still a few days left to celebrate all things arty and craft with Collie’s FESTIV ARTY. See the talent of local artisans and artists on display at the Collie Art Gallery and Co-Op Building in Steere St. Vote for your favourite piece in the People’s Choice. The Coalfields Museum is opening its doors with…

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Vibrant display of rural life in Southern China

Head along to the the Collie Art Gallery for the official opening of the latest exhibition, a delightfully vibrant display of rural life in Jiaxing, Bunbury’s Friendship City, being held 6-8pm, Friday, 18 October 2019. Xiuzhou is a district located in Jiaxing, Bunbury’s Friendship City, and is a typical canal town in Southern China. For…

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