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Arts and culture

Explored visions of Collie River Valley

A trip around Western Australia by a real estate agent turned hobby photographer and historian Greg Davis has resulted in some powerful images of hidden gems around the Collie River Valley, sparking interest from locals and travellers alike. Greg’s eight-day trip included visits as far north as Meekatharra via Three Springs and Mt Magnet, continuing down south…

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Who’s who of Collie community on display

The big heart of the Collie community is on display in the latest exhibition, opening this Friday night. From politicians to publicans, the exhibition shows a diverse range of characters and local identities captured by Perth-based artist, Alastair Taylor. As one of the runner-up winners of the Collie Art Prize 2018, Perth-based artist Alastair Taylor…

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Collie’s second major art prize is launched

The Collie Art Gallery has once again launched one of regional Australia’s richest art prizes, following the success of the inaugural 2018 edition, which drew more than 500 entries nationally and attracted hundreds of visitors to the town. Collie Art Gallery’s $50,000 Collie Art Prize (CAP2020)  is arguably regional Australia’s richest individual art prize, and…

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Country musician achieves fashion dreams

Collie’s beloved country musician, Kate Hindle, has shown she’s a multi-faceted talent on all stages of all kinds. Kate was awarded the WA sash for Miss Fashion Week Australia, earning her the right to compete in the Melbourne finals. Kate’s performance in the photo shoot, interview, formalwear, activewear and black wear with a catwalk categories,…

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Work of Bright Sparks on show

See what the best and brightest student artists at Collie Senior High School have been working on at the annual Bright Sparks exhibition at the Collie Art Gallery. The exhibition features a variety of works created by the students of the Collie Senior High School. Students have used a range of mediums and the exhibition…

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Hip hop video shows things Collie kids love

A new music video written, directed by and starring Collie youths is being shown for the first time tonight at the Collie Police and Citizens Youth Centre. The Collie PCYC invited youths to write and film a music video about all the things they love around Collie under the guidance of MC Trooth in the…

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Watercolour exhibition a kaleidoscope of colour

A group of 13 friends is unveiling their latest artworks in an exhibition at the Collie Art Gallery, opening this Friday. The artists, who are all members of the WA Watercolour Society, exhibited previously at the Collie Art Gallery in November 2016. They enjoyed their experience so much, they have decided to hold another exhibition,…

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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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