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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 10th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 11, 2009 25 Art brings everyone together at the villa WHAT: Artists @ Ashfield art exhibition. WHERE: Thirning Villa, 40 Arthur St, Ashfield. Parking is available on site. WHEN: June 11 to 14 from 11am to 4pm. DETAILS: Phone Anthia Hart on 9716 1800 or visit www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au FIONA BRADY Cathy Abadie and Xavier Ghazi with some of their work at Thirning Villa, Ashfield. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP285209 ASHFIELD might not have a reputation as an ''arty suburb'' like Newtown or Balmain -- but that could be about to change. Under the auspices of Ashfield Council, a group of local artists have banded together to promote art in the area. The 14-strong Artists @ Ashfield group meet once a month in the historic Thirning Villa, next to Pratten Park. The organisation is open to everyone -- from full-time artists, to keen amateurs and even arts enthusiasts who'd never dream of picking up a paintbrush. One of the members is Cathy Abadie, a French-born painter and illustrator who's lived in Ashfield since 2000. She sees the regular meetings with other artists as a great anecdote to artistic loneliness. ''Artists work in isolation so often so it's wonderful to be able to share and talk about our works,'' she said. The group's second exhibition opens in Thirning Villa this week. Paintings, prints, sculpture, jewellery and crafts will be on exhibition and for sale. Abadie is hoping people will support their local artistic community. ''It's good quality and affordable,'' she said of the artwork. In the future the artists plan to start their own own website and open a permanent gallery. ''It is good for the area,'' Abadie said. ''Art brings everyone together.'' Alive Italian car show 26 Hear FitzSimons LEARN about Charles Kingsford Smith and his fellow aviators at the next Authors At Ashfield talk on Friday, June 12, at 6pm. Peter FitzSimons author of the biography, Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men will discuss the triumphs and tragedies of Kingsford Smith's daring and controversial life and that of his aviator companions. FitzSimons is a journalist and author of best-selling books including Kokoda and Tobruk. The free event will be held on level three, Ashfield Civic Centre. Books are available for sale and signing. For more information, phone Ashfield library on 9716 1810. Dance weekend THE first Australian Dance Festival takes place this weekend at the State Sports Centre, Homebush. It includes workshops, shows and themed dance parties. The patron of the event is Jason Coleman, head judge of So You Think You Can Dance who will be making appearances throughout the weekend. The dance workshops will cover many dance styles including salsa, Bollywood, hiphop, tango and tap. Most will be taught by the So You Think You Can Dance stars. The festival is on from June 12 to 14. For more information go to www.australiandancefestival.com.au Sneeze on stage THE band Sneeze are back. Featuring Haberfield local Nic Dalton, Sneezewill be playing at the Bald Faced Stag, 345 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt this Friday, June 12. They'll be supported by Adelaide bands, We Grow Up and The British Robots. Sneeze will be recording their fifth album over the next few months. Refugee Week A SPECIAL photographic exhibition to mark Refugee Week is opening at Concord Library next week. The Freedom From Fear exhibition will be launched on Tuesday, June 16 at 6.30pm. It will include talks and a film. Wine, cheese and light refreshments will be served. This is a free event, but bookings are essential. Phone Canada Bay Council's community development team on 9911 6523 or email email@example.com. The exhibition will run until June 22. Riverside Theatres in association with Sydney Opera House and Events NSW Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Supported by Blue Mary Super-tight sounds of Afrobeat -- all funk and jazz and Nigerian sensibility, like James Brown but grittier and with a powerful political voice. Thursday 11 June at 8pm Riverside Theatres Cnr Church & Market Sts Parramatta BOOKINGS 8839 3399 or riversideparramatta.com.au CLINIC SPECIALS Brazilian & Underarms (women) $55 Full Face (women) $55 Lower Legs & Bikini (women) $199 Full Face (men) $69 Back & Shoulders (men) $280 Glycolic Peels $79 $55 ANY 2 SMALL AREAS FOR ONLY Eg: Bikini & Underarms *please call us for further details* SKIN SPECIALS Pigmentation Removal Full Face $99 Wrinkle Treatment From $79 Photo rejuvenation From $89 Candela GentleLASE Medical Grade Laser NOT IPL LASER HAIR REMOVAL
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