BLUE: The songs of Joni Mitchell

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The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie van de Zandt, along with legendary musical director Max Lambert and accompanied by Robyn Martin and Kate Burke, explores her love of all things Joni.

Using voice overs and intimate storytelling, Queenie takes us on a sonic journey through Joni Mitchell’s life, losses and loves, affectionately reinterpreting her melancholic music, and intimately revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs.

Queenie van de Zandt is well known for her incredible versatility as a performer, having worked extensively in musical theatre, plays, cabaret, on television and in film, and as a recording artist, comedienne and writer. She is considered one of the country best theatre performers.

Friday 23 November Jindabyne Memorial Hall 7.30pm

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Tickets $20-$25

Lake Light Sculpture Festival in Jindabyne

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Lake Light Sculpture is an inspiring outdoor sculpture exhibition and competition which will be held along the stunning foreshore of Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains of NSW from the 30th March to 2nd April 2018.

The Easter long weekend offers a fantastic opportunity to experience Jindabyne. The sculptures are displayed in an evocative setting with the reflections of the Snowy Mountains on the lake, providing a living studio for the artworks but it is as night falls that the real magic begins. Illumination has, since the festival’s inception, been a defining element of Lake Light Sculpture, and the sculptures are lit from sunset to 10pm each evening. Artists embed lighting, reflection and optical tricks into their sculptures to play on the light of Easter’s full moon. The effect is dramatic, transforming the already interesting sculptures and revealing hidden elements. It’s an ideal time to bundle up against the autumn chill and walk hand-in-hand with the ones you love along the foreshore.

Artists of every calibre – including professionals, experienced and emerging artists, community groups, and local tradesmen – participate in the event. Previous years’ prizes have included a sculpture residency at the Australian National University, the coveted People’s Choice Award, and the Illumination Award for the sculpture that best lights up the star-strewn night.

2018 Programme

Friday 30th March 2018

10am – Official Opening and announcement of the Award Winners

8am to 9pm – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Easter Events & Activities Guide (for a gold coin donation) and participate in the People’s Choice Award.

Saturday 31st March 2018

8am to 9pm – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Event Guide (for a gold coin donation) and participate in the People’s Choice Award.

Sunday 1st April 2018

8am to 9pm – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Event Guide (for a gold coin donation) and participate in the People’s Choice Award.

4pm to 6pm – Drinks with the Artists & Announcement of People’s Choice Award Winner

Monday 2nd April 2018

8am to Midday – Sculptures exhibited for viewing and acquisition

Visit the exhibition tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect an Event Guide (for a gold coin donation).


After its stunning success last Easter, the Lake Light Sculpture committee is Calling for Entries for the 2018 Event to be held next Easter on the foreshores of Lake Jindabyne from 30th March – 2ndApril 2018 with a record prize pool of $20,000 including the Major Prize of $10,000.

“Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organisations and supporters of this event, we are again able to offer a prize pool of $20,000 including the Major Prize of $10,000” said Lake LightCommittee Chair, Lisa Matthes. “The illumination of the sculptures which may be viewed at night under the Easter Full moon makes Lake Light Sculpture a unique outdoor exhibition and to encourage artists to incorporate illumination into their artworks, we will again be offering an Illumination Award Category of $5,000 along with the People’s Choice Illumination Award Category”.

The Snowy Mountains’ area is a great holiday destination at Easter and the picturesque Snowy Mountains and Lake backdrop combined with glorious Autumn colours provide a wonderful setting for sculptures.

Longtime exhibitor to the event & multiple Major Award Winner, Eden’s Jesse Graham was thrilled to sell another of his sculptures, the 2018 Major Award winning piece Buoyansea to the Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce where it is now proudly on display on Beach Road. This piece will join Song & Dance in his array of public arts acquisitions which was purchased by the Snowy Monaro Regional Council after the 2013 Lake Light Sculpture event.

With record sculpture sales last Easter, the event continues to grow and is now considered one of the feature events on the Snowy Mountains’ Summer calendar and the Regional Arts NSW calendar. Prize levels in all categories continue to be high with many diverse categories including a range of Environmental, Encouragement and Community Awards attracting entries from established professional and emerging artists, tradespeople, local school and community groups.

The Application Form can be found at and entries close 2nd March 2018.

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Matthes on 0409 553 651 or via

For high resolution images or other media information, please contact Annette Findlay on 


Jindabyne Lions Easter Art Show & Sale

Jindabyne Lions Club Art Show and Sale 2018 Memorial Hall Easter School Holidays

Over Easter, Jindabyne oozes Culture. 

It’s a relaxing time of year in Jindabyne, an interlude between Summer, (where activities of bushwalking, bike riding, sailing and swimming) and Winter (when seasonally famous Snow Sports are enjoyed). On top of the Lake Light Sculpture Festival, Jindabyne plays host to one of the biggest regional art events in NSW. The Jindabyne Lions Club Easter Art Show & Sale attracts 200-300 entries covering Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Craft and quite notably features some of the Snowy’s best Photography.

Jindabyne Lions Club invites entries for its Easter Art Show & Sale.

This annual event showcases our region’s wonderful artistic talents. The show is held in the Jindabyne Memorial Hall at the end of Town Centre opposite the Lake Jindabyne Hotel, and will run from Thursday March 29 to Saturday April 7, 2018.

Autumn is a seasonal bonus for artists, as like clockwork, the colours of red and gold are in full swing as Winter approaches. Days are sunny and nights cool, and the scenery can’t help but be inspirational to one and all, especially those with artistic talents.

With such a range of entries the opportunity exists to become an art collector of any level. Excellent artwork is displayed and is usually snapped up quickly, providing great encouragement for our local artists, not to mention an appreciating income. A maximum selling price of only $1,500 is set, and most are in the $300 to $500 price range. Some artists sell all of their work, so it really is a case of get in early or you might miss out. One happy buyer commented as he loaded his purchase into his car, “I can’t believe it, I bought this for $600 and it would have cost me $6,000 from a gallery in Sydney”.

Opening Night Gala Evening

Launch day is a busy day, the Mitre 10 Jindabyne Opening Night Gala starts at 7pm on Thursday 29 March. Opening Night is always a highly anticipated “frock-up” event with the announcement of prize winners and the chance for visitors and residents to catch up with friends over a drink or two. Supper is catered for by the ladies of Jindabyne CWA. At $15.00 entry, it’s excellent value for money.

Past exhibits have seen the likes of George Kraus’ exquisite botanical watercolours, to Peter Williams detailed large scale model of the English Electric Lightning interceptor aircraft that he worked on as a young man, to Brad Spalding’s larger than life ochre portrait of Donny Woolagooja, his indigenous elder mate from the Northern Territory.

“Again, we are very keen to see entries from ours school students”, a Lions Club spokesperson said. “Youth entries are very generously supported by Perisher, and thanks to the proceeds of last year’s Show, we have installed a gallery quality Artrack hanging system to display student’s artwork at Jindabyne Central School”. The system was handed over at the end of last term to Mr Steve Cooper the retiring acting Principal of JCS by Terry Chalk, Past President of Jindabyne Lions.

Entry forms are being sent out to artists who have taken part in past shows and are also available online at Entries may be submitted in person at Jindabyne Memorial Hall on Sunday 25th March 2018 from 10am to 4pm. Please note that no late entries will be accepted. For further entry information, please refer to the entry form.

Call for Volunteers

Although the Show is organised by Jindabyne Lions Club, you don’t have to be a member of Lions to take part. Anyone with an interest in Art is welcome to join us. We always look forward to having helpers when setting up the show, or volunteer show attendants who would like to be part of it all.

Sponsorships for the Jindabyne Lions Club Art Show & Sale are listed below, and are immensely appreciated. Without their support, the show would not go on.


Best in Show (Traditional) – Kosciusko First National Real Estate

Best in Show (Contemporary) – Kosciusko First National Real Estate


Best in Category (Oil) – Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Best in Category (Acrylic) – Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Best in Category (Watercolour) – Wendy Hukins Home Cleaning Service

Best in Category (Pastel) – Nugget’s Crossing Shopping Centre

Best in Category (Drawing) – Nugget’s Crossing Shopping Centre

Best in Category (Photo) – Mountain Maid Cleaning

Best in Category (Mixed Media) – Kosciusko First National Real Estate

Best in Category (Sculpture & Craft) – Mitre 10 Jindabyne

Spirit of the Snowies – National Parks Wildlife Services

Lyn Ritter Encouragement – Jindabyne Lions Club

Alan Grosvenor Youth Encouragement – Kunama Art Gallery / Jindabyne Lions Club

All Youth Entries – Perisher Ski Resort

Opening Night Celebrations – Mitre 10 Jindabyne

Blizzard Printing and Design

Snowy Monaro Regional Council


For more information, contact Jindabyne Lions Club or phone Terry Chalk on 0438 610 584.


Wildbrumby Stallion navy strength gin claims Gold

Stallion navy strength gin claims Gold

Wildbrumby Distillery has been awarded ‘Gold’  for its Stallion navy strength gin at the Asia International Spirits Competition last week.

This follows similar successes with its Classic and Rubus Patch gins which have each claimed ‘Gold’ at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition.

The Asia International Spirits Competition brings a major international spirits event to the region, and features trade-only judges. Close to 100 entries were submitted from 15 countries around the world.

Wildbrumby is best known for introducing schnapps to the Snowy Mountains, but over the past few years, the distillery has been undergoing something of a ‘gin revolution’.

Stallion is a high spirited (57%) navy-strength gin, and a smooth and spicy addition to the expanding range of wildbrumby gin, says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

Developed for gin connoisseurs in search of a strong, flavourful spirit, it blends juniper and native mountain pepper with black tea, ginger and orchard-grown citrus to create an exceptionally well balanced contemporary spirit.

“Subtle notes of cassia coalesce with more dominant juniper and citrus picked from the family orchard to deliver a punchy pallet of flavours,” says Wildbrumby distiller Sebastian Drüge.

“A smooth, viscous ‘oiliness’ rounds out the spicy spirit, further enhanced by the purity, alkalinity and mineral trace elements of the natural alpine spring water used in the distilling process.”

Snowtunes 2017: Twice the Tunes in Third Year

Australia’s only Snow music festival returns to the picturesque shores of Lake Jindabyne for the third consecutive year this September, announcing it will be bigger than ever with two nights of live music across two stages.

With a lineup featuring some of the hottest Australian and international artists, Snowtunes is sure to be Australia’s coolest music festival in 2017. Its evening schedule on Friday 1st and Saturday the 2nd September means you can ski or snowboard all day at Thredbo or Perisher, then party all night!

Canberra band SAFIA will headline Friday night, while Sydney indie rock outfit Gang of Youths will be Saturday’s main act. All up there are currently 23 acts scheduled across the two nights, with one stage delivering live music and the second serving up electronic beats from world class artists.



Friday 1st September
Elk Road
Jesse Bloch
Mashd N Kutcher
Northeast Party House
One Day Apart, Paces
Thelma Plum
Trophy Eyes

Saturday 2nd September
Gang of Youths
DZ Deathrays
DJ Horizon
Nina Las Vegas
Prime Circle
Ruby Fields
The Dead Love
Tkay Maidza

Tickets are now on sale, with options of one-day, two-day, or VIP tickets, plus bundles including Thredbo lift tickets or all-inclusive travel and accommodation. So there’s no excuse not to pack your warm gear and head to the snowy mountains for a weekends with your mates some of your favourite Aussie artists.

Check out this video from Snowtunes 2016


Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September 2017
5:30PM – 12:30AM
Open Air Stage, Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains) NSW.


Snowtunes Music Festival is located at the Open Air Stage, off Barry way in Jindabyne opposite the Snowy Mountains Grammar School off Kosciuszko Rd.


Snowtunes is an 18+ licensed event.

Take a Piece of Jindabyne Landscape Home

Do you wish you could stare at this scene all the time, but you don’t live here (yet)? Well not only is there an abundance of breathtaking scenery around Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains region, but the region is equally abundant in talented photographers and artists inspired to capture it and share it with you.


When you’re visiting the area there are a number of options for you to pop in and view or buy some local photography, arts or crafts. As you head towards Jindabyne from Cooma, there’s Ray Killen Gallery in Berridale, then a detour onto Eucumbene road takes you to Kunama Snowy Mountains Centre for the Arts, formerly the studio of local artist Alan Grosvenor, the Gallery and surroundings will now showcase the work of artists, sculptors and authors. There is also be a permanent exhibition of Alan Grosvenor’s work.


In the National Parks & Wildlife Visitors Centre in Jindabyne you’ll find local arts & crafts, from prints by local landscape photographer Luke Hasaart to the scarves & wraps in silk, wool and cotton by Rasa Mauragis from Snowy Textiles. Each of these textile fashion accessories is a one-of-a-kind piece; eco printed, hand dyed, or naturally dyed using local plants.


When you visit Jindabyne over Easter, you’ll come across the Lake Light Sculpture Festival along with the Art Show and Quilting Exhibition, where you could pick up some seriously crafty souvenirs from your stay!


If you like the images you see throughout this website, you can find comprehensive info on the images and the photographers behind them in our Photographers’ Showcase. Here you can connect with them on their websites and social media so these images can pop up in your feed when you’re procrastinating at your office desk 😉 or better yet, grab a couple of prints for your home or office.


For a different take on these images, try Mandy Lamont’s Little Mountain Lightbox Co – bespoke lightboxes made with recycled timber, either displaying one of her beautiful landscape images or an image or logo that you supply.


Finally, all things arts and culture in Jindabyne, including contact info for all related businesses, can be found at the Destination Jindabyne Arts & Culture page.



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