The Men’s Shed has come alive this past week with the undertaking of the Metal Sculpture Workshop run by the talented artist and sculptor Len Zuks. A big shout out to Ann Smoker and the Kondinin Arts Group for spearheading the project and assisting the Shire in its successful delivery. The project would not have been made possible without the grant funding received from Country Arts WA and the generous donation from the KCRC. In addition, thank you goes to the Kondinin Men’s Shed for providing us the facility to use for the week and Middle East Engineering for the use of their scrap and ‘semi-scrap’ metal.
I would particularly like to thank everyone who participated in the week from the novices who have never weld-ed before to those that were able to offer their expertise in the finer detail of welding - everyone played their part in the creation of some very impressive sculptures.
I hope that many of us can use the skills developed (with some help of some local experts) to carry on and continue to complete more sculptures for our sporting precinct and perhaps some may wish to enter their own work in the Kondinin Art Exhibition in October 2017. If you haven’t seen the sculptures they are currently on display outside the Men’s Shed they are well worth a look!
Canadian Comedian Marty Putz and his one-man show touched down in Kondinin on Friday 3rd of March at the Town Hall. For more than an hour, fun was had by all ages as gadgets and gags caused everyone to duck, scream and laugh.
The town was very fortunate that the crew was able to visit the Kondinin Primary School for a workshop the day before the performance where they learnt some cool new tricks and got to try out some zany inventions.
Thank you to the brave few that volunteered whether they wanted to or not as well as everyone that came along and enjoyed the show. Especially Thank you to Jude Ackesson-Werth and Zali Smeed for assisting with the back stage crew.
The Shire is also grateful for the delicious meals provided before the show by CC’s Café.
The Shire would like to thank County Arts WA for their fantastic "Shows on the Go" initiative that is also supported by the wonderful organisations below.
From Kondinin the show travelled to Narembeen and is currently making waves in the North West.
|2016 ART EXHIBITION RESULTS|
|Shire Acquisition||Vanessa Curley||Home|
|People's Choice||Georgina Paterson||Shearing at Greasy Gully|
|Works on Paper|
|First Place||Lessa Padget||Bird Watcher|
|Second Place||Michelle Henderson||The Old Shed|
|Highly Commended||Georgina Paterson||Shearing at Greasy Gully|
|Paul Fox||Country WA|
|Judy Noble||Spring down South|
|Kellee Merritt||Joey's Journey|
|Works on Canvas|
|First Place||Lyn Barry||Paddocks Winter|
|Second Place||Robert McCaffrey||Anton Peshka|
|Highly Commended||Jean Prendergast||Watermelon Smiles|
|Natalie Cooke||The Crow of Kondinin|
|Mim Wells||New Holland Honeyeaters|
|Any Other Medium|
|First Place||Barry Graham||Lets go Hummin|
|Equal Second Place||Dallas Pegrum||Job done, Mate|
|Luke Pegrum||After the Fire|
|Highly Commended||Kirstie Pool||Broken Past|
|Dee Credard||Round Up|
|Vanessa Curley||Mix it Up|
|Ted Johnson||Electric Start|
|First Place||Kelly Browning||Freestylin'|
|Second Place||Carolyn Francis||Spring Flower|
A great crowd of 160 people turned up to the Kondinin Town Hall to watch the Country Arts Show ‘Trash Test Dummies’ on Wednesday 1st of June 2016. By all accounts everyone thoroughly enjoyed watching the talented artists perform their tricks and engage with the audience. A huge thank you to the Kondinin Netball Club for arranging the catering, you did a wonderful job. Thank you also to Toni for providing the circus equipment for before the show and for Sacha and Steve for helping with setting up. And thanks to everyone who came along it was great to see so much support for a local event.
Meet at Yeerakine Rock Car Park at 5.30am off Sloan Road to walk up the rock for first light - there are Vehicles available to take up people who may not be able to endure to walk up the rock - these vehicles will be at the top car park.
This is followed by a Gunfire Breakfast and March at the Shire Office approximately 7.45am for the March to the Memorial Hall Garden followed by a Gunfire Breakfast
For more information please contact us.