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HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE the Waratah Flower Show with
open gardens showcasing magnificent waratahs, a
flower arranging competition, a display of old historic
farm and working machinery, art gallery and railway
history museum, miniature railway rides and model train
display, live music, food and drinks and village markets
Come and enjoy a very interesting and enjoyable day
for the whole family with free entry.
For more information visit www.robertsonrailway.com.
au or phone 02 4885 1598.
Robertson Railway Heritage
-- Waratah Spring Fair
ROBERTSON RAILWAY HERITAGE STATION WILL BE HOLDING
ITS ANNUAL WARATAH SPRING FAIR ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
AT THE ROBERTSON HERITAGE RAILWAY STATION COMMON,
OFF YARRANGA STREET.
MARGARET WAS this year to judge the annual prize honouring her long relationship and
support for the National Trust. But in light of her death last week her friends Barry Pearce and
Philip Bacon will now decide the winner.
The recipient of the $5000 will be announced at a special luncheon in the Southern
Highlands on Friday, November 4.
National Trust (NSW) President, Mr Ian Carroll said he was
saddened by the passing of the 88 year old but pleased her
legacy and strong pride for Australian art would continue.
"When Margaret Olley agreed in June to judge the Trust's
still life competition with Barry Pearce, we knew that her
extraordinary vision brought a special dimension to the
"Drawing from Margaret's indomitable spirit, we are very
proud to announce that this competition will proceed as
envisaged and will now be judged by Barry Pearce and
Philip Bacon, representing Margaret Olley's very special artistic vision," Mr Carroll said.
Highly regarded in the art world, Barry Pearce is preparing a new book on the work of
Margaret Olley to be released next year, while Philip Bacon had been the artist's dealer for
40 years. Together, they will bring a perfect understanding of her sense of the special place
of still life in her painting practice and how it might be fostered within the broader community
of Australian artists. Details of the National Trust Harper's Mansion Art Prize are available at:
legacy to continue
A NEW JUDGE FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST'S HARPERS
MANSION ART PRIZE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED FOLLOWING
THE SAD PASSING OF NATIONAL TRUST LIVING TREASURE
AND ICONIC AUSTRALIAN ARTIST MARGARET OLLEY.
The 15th Bundanoon Garden
Ramble will be held on the weekend
of October 22 and 23. This annual
event in the village of Bundanoon
features nine private gardens that
will be opened from 9.30am to
4.30pm on both days. This year
there are some larger gardens with
expansive vistas as well as half acres
in the centre of the village with lots
of garden art and innovative design
In the Soldiers' Memorial Hall
in the main street of Bundanoon
there is a Garden Market with plants
and gifts for sale. Also in the main
street is a working display of old
farm equipment and the Bundanoon
History Group have an exhibition
in the Old Goods Shed. On the
other side of the railway line behind
the Bundanoon Hotel you will find
an exhibition of craft and textiles.
Scarecrows will be displayed around
the village and this competition will
be judged by the Bundanoon Lions
Club on Sunday.
Visit the gardens and other
activities by bicycle; use the free
shuttle bus or if you wish to avoid
delays take your own transport.
Purchase tickets in the Soldiers'
Memorial Hall. Refreshments are
available in one of the beautiful open
gardens as well as in the cafes in the
village. For more information contact
Brenda Venton on 0412762600 or
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