Hard on the all-singing all-dancing heels of the Maleny Music Festival, is the Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest, held over three days, Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September 2017, on a beautiful 100 acre property in the Sunshine Coast and Noosa hinterland’s Mary Valley. This fabulous event features over 150 cracking rock, blues, soul & roots bands and artists – you won’t believe the line-up (Chain, Radiators, Stevie Paige, the Southern Rivers Band plus plus plus heaps more!), and there is free camping, the multicultural food-fest, BYO and licensed bar. Check out the website here, and book your tickets fast.
If you are looking to relax in some peaceful luxury afterwards, please give us a call at Artisan Spa Views. We’re just over 50kms from the festival site, and it’s a lovely drive here through Imbil, Kenilworth and Conondale!
Dangerous Song – blue, 16 September
Show starts 8pm (doors open 7pm) at Maleny Community Centre, 3 Maple Street, Maleny
This one hour performance received its world premiere at Woodford Folk Festival in December 2016. Extraordinary underwater cinematography by David Hannan, two time Emmy Award winning Australian cinematographer with a live soundtrack by Linsey Pollak & Lizzie O’Keefe.
“‘Dangerous Song – Blue’ connects our hearts with the planet’s heart through the exquisite combination of endangered animal calls with the human voice and stunning underwater cinematography. Linsey Pollak plays a digital wind instrument where breath, lip pressure and fingering control sounds of endangered and extinct species using live-looping technology to instantaneously record layers of music. Lizzie O’Keefe joins him, weaving her voice in and out of the musical landscape of animal sounds in a series of original “songs”.This sonic world is mirrored by the visual superimposition of the natural world onto the human performers using projection. To do this, Linsey and Lizzie perform from within a 3D scrim. Underwater moving images are then projected onto the aquarium shaped scrim giving the impression that the musicians are performing underwater. Renowned underwater cinematographer David Hannan has provided the stunning moving images and they are truly magical.”
|Find out more about Dangerous Song on their website, and tickets can be booked here.|
Sculpture on the Edge 2017, 29 September to 24 October, 9am to 5pm
|The annual Sculpture on the Edge Awards, now in its 7th year, will be held in the beautiful grounds of Spicers Tamarind retreat, Maleny, at 88 Obi Lane South.
Come up and see this nationally recognised contemporary 3D Exhibition, featuring 40 selected finalists from all over Queensland. Entry is free!
Presented by Arts Connect Inc over four weeks from 29 September, the ticketed Awards night and official opening is on Thursday 5 October.
The image is one of our favourite entries from 2016, the Highly Commended ‘Future Imperative’ by sculptor Jane Nicol. Image courtesy of the Australia’s Guide site, here.