Sandra Jarrett and a workshop participant discuss the development of an artist’s box.
Sandra Jarrett and a workshop participant discuss the development of an artist’s box. Supplied

Crush finale to live up to success

THE 2010 Crush Festival of the Arts will reach its finale this weekend with a range of events to suit most culture vultures.

The weekend’s activities will start at the Walker Street Craft Centre this morning, where the Bundaberg Art Society, Bundaberg Pottery Group and Bundaberg Woodworkers’ Guild will host a studio open day from 9am to give visitors demonstrations of their work.

In the afternoon, the final instalment of Art on the Grass will take place at the Botanic Gardens, outside Cafe 1928.

The casual event, which encourages visitors to stop for a while and soak up outdoor performance art, features string quartet Quatro and guitarist and vocalist Karen Venus.

Theatre lovers can also catch a performance of Snake on the Grass tonight at the Playhouse Theatre, starting at 7.30pm.

But the highlight of today will be the long-awaited Lighthouse Festival, which will feature musicians, an art exhibition, a mayoral cook-off, and a boating and fishing expo.

The event will run from 9am to 5pm at the Jack Norgate Oval, Burnett Heads.

The Crush Festival will reach its finale tomorrow at Vintner’s Secret Vineyard, which will host Poetry in the Paddock and a sculpture exhibition from 3pm.

The exhibition will feature work by artist in residence Sandra Jarrett, as well as adults and students she has tutored over the past month.

Vocal trio, Treble, will perform a repertoire, which will reflect the sugar and grape crushing season.

The talent will be accompanied by the Bundaberg Poet’s Society members reciting poetry.

Cheese and savoury platters and wine will be on sale.

Cost of admission is a gold coin donation.

Crush events

Today: Walker Street Craft Centre, 9am-1pm.

Today: Lighthouse Festival, Burnett Heads, 9am-5pm.

Today: Art on the Grass, Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, 2-3.30pm.

Tonight: “Snake on the Grass”, Playhouse Theatre, 7.30pm.

Tomorrow: Sculpture exhibition and Poetry in the Paddock, Vintner’s Secret Vineyard, Childers, from 3pm.



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