Welcome to YASSarts.
The Yass Valley region, just north of the Australian National Capital, Canberra, boasts a remarkable variety of talent in the field of arts, either in people who choose to live here or who have been raised in this region
YASSarts is a not for profit organization run by volunteers with the aim of celebrating arts & culture in our region. The YASSarts website’s broader purpose is to be that of an inventory – a kind of listing of all individuals or groups working within the arts, whether professional or amateur, within the Yass Valley.
Through the website and YASSarts’ associated activities, we also attempt to provide a platform and profile for those who do not make a living from their art but whose work is no less noteworthy.
Concurrently, we hope to assist and encourage local government and the community in harnessing the cultural tourism potential of our regional arts through events and, where possible, to be supportive of and provide assistance for, our local arts community.
Homepage banner: Anne Hind (artwork) Kim Nelson (concept design & photo)
Yass Valley artisan Marie-Nicole Roberts has once again received recognition for her work, named as a finalist in the Etsy Design Awards in the category of ‘Business as Unusual’, which focuses on social and environmental responsibility. To find out more, click here: Yass Tribune
Sculptor Stephen Harrison is the winner of the YASSarts ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ 2014 with his artwork ‘The Three Horseman Conference’. Roger Buckmnan received a Highly Commended for his work ‘Roundabout Sheep’ and Dan Moor won the chance to stage an exhibition at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre in 2015.
The ‘People’s Award ‘ prize will be announced at the end of the show so get along to this brilliant exhibition and vote for your favourite. Support Art & Culture in the Region!
‘Digital-Life-II’ by Geoff-Farquhar-Still from ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ 2013
‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ 2014 will be officially launched @ 5.00pm Friday 3rd October at the National Trust property ‘Cooma Cottage’ near Yass. It will be MC’d this year by Genevieve Jacobs (ABC 666 Radio Canberra) and officially opened by Professor David Williams AM (ANU). The judges this year include Shane Breynard (Director of Canberra Museum and Gallery), Joseph Falsone (Director, Gorman Arts Centre) and Helen Musa (Arts and Cultural journalist).
‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ is part of ‘YASSarts SPRING!’ and will run until 26th October. Click <<here>> for the website.
Yass has been selected as one of five regional towns in NSW to host the Indent Tour in November 2014.
Facilitated by MusicNSW, The Indent Tour is the only all ages, regional tour of NSW that trains young people to stage their own safe, drug and alcohol free music events. The tour works with some of Australia’s best artists to forge regional touring networks, invest in regional infrastructure and develop the skills of young people around the state.
Last Tuesday the crew from Indent visited the Yass Valley Youth Council to provide an overview of the upcoming tour, which will feature three local acts programmed as supports for a secret headliner who will be revealed on the 24th September. Tickets will be on sale from the 24th! Details at the <<Facebook>> page
This is what the <<Yass Tribune>> reported this week
The judges for the 2014 Sculpture in the Paddock are Shane Breynard (Director of Canberra Museum and Gallery), Joseph Falsone (Director, Gorman Arts Centre) and Helen Musa (Arts Editor, City News, Canberra). Click on the Sculpture in the Paddock prompt in the left hand margin to find out more about the judges.