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June 2016                   No.11

Welcome to the latest edition of MAC Inc. E-NEWS.

Following the outstanding success of the first performance by Co-Cheol in the Cafe Culture Series, MAC Inc. were delighted to present the second performance in the series by the Melbourne Guitar Quartet.
Melbourne Guitar Quartet performed on Friday 29th April at the Cobram Italian Social Club..
Their combination of innovative arrangements and superb ensemble playing was a joy to listen to.
Series tickets are still available to 
include the Lagerphones and Backward and in High Heels performances later in the year.

The St Kilda Film festival returns in June, screening in both Yarroweyah and Yarrawonga.
This is the third visit of the St Kilda Film Festival that MAC Inc. has presented in Moira Shire.The screenings attracts good crowds each year.

The Cafe Culture Series return on 5th August featuring the Largerphones. Taking their cues from the giants of early jazz from New Orleans. From a furious stomp to sweet, low-down blues, the Lagerphones bring it, wing it & swing it. A night not to be missed.
Once again make it a memorable night out by commencing with dinner from The Butlers Pantry.

The E-News has news from the G.R.A.I.N. Store in Nathalia on their activities, and Across the Arts in Yarrawonga with details of their Photo Exhibition.
Also details of Allegro Theatre Company's new production and Numurkah Singers school holiday program, and news of a Refugee Week Photo Exhibition in Numurkah..

In October an Art Fest workshop weekend is planned and on 30th October the Rotary Club of Cobram Rotary Club have scheduled another Big Band Concert.

Great news just in, Essential Theatre will return next year to present their production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
Lots more fabulous performances for the rest of 2016.

Any organisation wishing to list and promote their events are encouraged to contact MAC Inc. via email:

E-News will be published bi-monthly with our next edition due in August.

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Upcoming Events
10th June
Geoff Achison
G.R.A.I.N. Store Nathalia

10-15 June
Across the Arts
Photographic Competition
24th June
St Kilda Film Festival
25th June
St Kilda Film Festival
24th - 26th June
Refugee Week
Photo Exhibition
5th August
Cage Culture
September 23, 24, 30,31.
Keeping Mum
Allegro Theatre - Yarrawonga.
Numurkah Singers School Holiday Program.
Thursday 7th July 2pm & 7pm
Early October
Art Fest
30th October
Big Band
Rotary Club of Cobram
4th November
Cafe Culture
Backwards and in High Heels.
5th February 2017
Essential Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
Upcoming Event for June
St Kilda Film Festival.

Prize-winning films and outstanding favourites from this year’s St Kilda Film Festival will hit the road for a Victorian tour throughout June and July, 2016.
Visiting eleven destinations, the St Kilda Film Festival Tour will ensure that film buffs around the state will have the opportunity to view this year’s exceptional entrants from Australia’s largest and longest running short film competition.

The St Kilda Film Festival returns to Moira In June with screenings at Yarroweyah on 24th June and Yarrawonga 25th June.
Program details will be available after the St Kilda Film Festival is screened in Melbourne and wining entries have been selected.

About St Kilda Film Festival
Australia's Top 100 Short Films
Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the Festival supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on a wide range of fascinating works that may not otherwise see the light of day. Exceptional films by emerging artists and short works by accomplished industry professionals are shown on the big screen, where they look their shiny best.
Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the St Kilda Film Festival is now an Academy Awards® qualifying event, with award-winning films from the Festival eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards AND Documentary Short sections of the Oscars®.
Reports on the last month's events.
Melbourne Guitar Quartet.

Melbourne Guitar Quartet performed on Friday 29th April at the Cobram Italian Social Club, the second in the Café Culture Series.
Their combination of innovative arrangements and superb ensemble playing was a joy to listen to.
Numurkah Pioneer Lodge "Sing Out Loud"
Numurkah Pioneer Lodge residents had been rehearsing to sing in front of friends and guests, after they took part in an eight week Arts Health Institute "Sing Out Loud" program. The program drew out the best in the residents, as they used music to tell their own story.
Performers dressed up in red scarves and white shirts on the day to sing songs that were especially picked for their individual voices. “The Lodge is hoping to put on more music programs. As it drew residents together, and it was therapeutic and gave them a buzz. It was an exciting program.”
MAC Inc. proudly supported the Numurkah Pioneer Lodge with "Sing Out Loud".

Numurkah Secondary College Reconciliation Day.
Numurkah Secondary College commemorated National Reconciliation Week with a day of festivities, which included traditional storytelling, bush tucker, aboriginal sports, dance performances, painting, didgeridoo lessons and artifact presentations.
The inaugural day saw primary school students from Strathmerton, Katunga and Numurkah join the Secondary College to learn about indigenous culture and heritage.
MAC Inc. proudly supported the Numurkah Secondary College in bringing Reconciliation Day to local schools.

Upcoming Events.
MAC Inc is pleased to present the
Cafe Culture Series.


The third concert in the Cafe Culture Series is "Lagerphones" on Friday August 5.

Backwards And In High Heels
The final concert features Kelly Auty in "Backwards and in High Heels:



Cafe Culture Series will be presented at the Cobram Italian Social Club, Koonoomoo Rd. Cobram.
Tickets are available at the Cobram Visitors Information Centre, Ph. 58722132.
Single tickets for each show $30 adult / $25 Concession Senior/Student.
Pre ordered Dinner for each show $30.
Series tickets for remaining 2 concerts $ 50.
Season Ticket  for remaining 2 concerts plus 2 pre ordered Dinners $110.
Meals will be served from 6pm to be finished by 7.45pm.
Concert commences at 8pm.
Dinners must be pre booked.

Escape the ordinary for two nights with the remainder of the Cafe Culture Series. Make your experience memorable commencing with a delicious meal from The Butlers Pantry then enjoy the superb performances.


The Butlers Pantry are catering for the Cafe Culture Series Dinner Packages.
For the Largerphones performance Chef Adam will create, in keeping with a New Orleans Jazz vibe, a southern American styled meal. Drinks are available from the Cobram Italian Social Club bar.
Dinner packages are available when booking tickets at the Cobram Information Centre at a cost of $30. Dinners must be pre-booked.
Treat yourself to a great night out on August 5th starting with a dinner followed by the performance.

Chef Adam
Art Fest.
Moira Art & Culture Inc presents Art Fest. Numerous short workshops held over two or three days to promote, encourage and develop art in the local and wider communities.
It is envisaged that the general public will be offered a choice of as many workshops as possible and asked to nominate preferences when booking.
Where: Cobram with venue to be advised.
Date: Early October 2016.
Expressions of interest are being sough from artists wishing to run workshops. Please include the type of workshop, cost guidelines, minimum numbers, requirements i.e. power etc, availability, contact details and any other relevant information.
Please forward your EOI to: Art Fest - Moira Arts & Culture Inc.
                                                        PO Box 109, Cobram Vic. 3644
or email Karen at
Much Ado About Nothing.
After this year's performance of Romeo & Juliet, Essential Theatre are returning by popular demand to present their production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"..
Make a note of the date - 5th February 2017.

Link to website

Refugee Week Photo Exhibition

A photo exhibition, short film screening and presentation of refugee stories will be held in Numurkah later this month to celebrate National Refugee Week. The morning tea will be held at the Numurkah Visitor Information Centre on Friday 24 June at 10am. The exhibition runs Friday 24 June -Sunday 26 June





                                NUMURKAH SINGERS SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Hi everyone its getting to that time of year where we run our school holiday program, during the next school holidays.

There will be a information night on TUESDAY THE 14TH OF JUNE at 7pm at the Singers shed.

Ages start at 7 and go right through to kids in year 12.

Auditions will be Friday the 17th of June from 6pm and Sunday 19th June from 2pm.

This year an abridged version of "Cats" will be produced.
Performances on Thursday July 7th at 2pm and 7pm.

The NSI PLAYERS will be presenting a play in conjunction with Numurkah Food Bowl Festival on October 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd.


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VISTA 22 April to 26th June 2016
Bennett Gallery

Vista presents the work of six painters with connections to North East Victoria whose practices engage with the landscape and ways of seeing.

Anthea Kemp and Tony Flint’s works present dramatic renderings of places of personal significance and the impact of human habitation. Robert Hirschmann and Kirstin Berg’s layered constructions explore the forces that occur in nature and how these mirror psychological and physical experience. Ivan Durrant’s dark photorealistic paintings of interiors of shearing sheds are pierced through with intense light flooding in through gaps in walls and ceilings. Nina Machielse Hunt engages with the rich history of the region and its stories of the gold rush and bushranger heritage.


War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1924-1918  22nd April - 19th June
Simpson Gallery

Discover a fascinating selection of shorts, newsreels, propaganda and feature films produced by the developing, local film industry, as well as a selection of international content. See how the war was presented on the big screen, and explore the melodramas and comedies that offered entertainment and escapism to those on the home front.

A collaboration between ACMI and The National Film & Sound Archive of Australia.


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                        Chen Qiulin. One Hundred Names

One Hundred Names offers a rare survey of over a decade of work by one of China’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Chen Qiulin. Using a combination of photography, video installation, performance and other media, Chen investigates the contradictions that arise when a country tries both to maintain tradition, and to develop rapidly. Her work examines how migration, displacement, and urban development disrupt traditional Chinese ancestry, culture and way of life. While the unusually rapid development of China highlights these issues, they are not unique to China, and reflect stories shared by many others in the developing world.

One Hundred Names, the title of the exhibition, continues the artist’s 10 years of ongoing interest in tofu as an artistic medium and its symbolism within Chinese culture.

In this new iteration, One Hundred Names commemorates the history of early Chinese migration to Australia through a series of one hundred videos of the artist inscribing family names of early migrants into blocks of tofu, which are then documented throughout their process of disintegration and decay.

Drawing Wall until 31st December 2016

Showcase until 29th January 2017


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