Arts Minister launches ‘Sun-down, Get-down’

THE increasingly busy ACT Arts Minister, Gordon Ramsay, presented himself on Friday night at Gorman Arts Centre to launch its exotic summer garden party, “Sun-down, Get-down”.

Minister Ramsay launches the Gorman Arts Centre party

With a musical lineup of Playful Sound, Not Quite Disco, and Sardines, as well as interactive art installations and dance, the real purpose of the event was to launch the “Ainslie and Gorman Season One 2007 program”, presented to the crowd in the form of a booklet jam-packed with events that only go until July. Then it will be time for Season Two.

Significant items on the menu included the “Noted Writers Festival”, the Feminarsty Ideas, conducting master classes with Dan Walker, “Flash” residencies and the threat of an explosive performance by the group Krakatau.

Ainslie and Gorman chairperson Susie Campbell urged strangers to get talking to each other through the use of little pieces of paper with questions on them that were to be thrown at somebody you didn’t know. It seemed to work.

As for the Minister, he was beginning to realise, he said, that his newish portfolio gave him the perfect reason to excuse himself from the assembly.

Ainslie and Gorman Season One 2017 program is available in printed form from both arts centres.



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