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Artsday / Collection celebrates paralympians

WITH the Paralympic Games on screens this week, the National Film and Sound Archive has released a new curated collection celebrating the stories behind some of Australia’s finest athletes allowing viewers to relive or discover the victories of Australian paralympians, from 1994 to now. Accessible here.

AS well, with more than 1000 Australian animated short films in the NFSA’s collection, it’s been easy for the archive to hand-pick favourites for patrons to feast on, from a city of singing cats, narrated by Nick Cave, to a boy with an analogue tape recorder for a head. To create a “home film festival” visit

THE Eurobodalla region’s River of Art Festival is going virtual this year, with many the 120 events already programmed, such as painting, textiles, woodwork, sculpture, performance, music, film and poetry, going online here. A feature of the 2021 Virtual River of Art will be the arts directory, featuring works of the regions’ artists who were to have opened their studios during the festival. “CityNews” will reveal more as plans unfold.

APPLICATIONS for the Canberra Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra (CSYCO) have been extended to September 30 here. It’s a new performance enrichment program for musicians aged 14–19 who have reached an advanced level on their instruments. Commencing in 2022, the program will be led by CSO concertmaster Kirsten Williams. Musical pundits are wondering where this will leave Canberra Youth Orchestra.

FOUR Winds in Bermagui, home to the big Easter music festival, has received funding of $336,000 for bushfire resilience capital works as part of a package co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments. The main focus will be on disaster resilient improvements for the Barragga Bay performance site with sprinklers, solar panels and batteries on the Sound Shell, Pavilion, Greenroom and shed and replacement of plastic water tanks. As well, they are improving access to and from the site by widening and sealing the Four Winds Road from the main road to the festival entry gate.






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