Die Vernissage findet am 19. Januar um 19.30 Uhr in der "Kulturmühle" Rechberghausen
Thanks for the email. Yes, things have been busy here as well....and very soon the 'silly season' will be upon us. I'm nearly finished with all my organisation and planning. By second week in December I want to have everything finalised. Then I just want to do a bit of partying with my friends, some sunbaking in the back yard and some light reading...and prepare myself for the 23 hour flight....and my adventure.
It would be great if you could email those newspaper articles scans as pdf files. I like to keep all my publicity stuff on file. Today I collected from The City of Greater Bendigo some very elegant informative glossy brochures about Bendigo. I would like to present these to the City of Göppingen during my stay. Do you have any connections with people on council, or the mayor? I'd really like to have a meeting some appropriate person(s) from the City of Göppingen and also the Director of the Göppingen Art Gallery. I'm assuming you'd be working collaboratively with him / her.
This is all groundwork for a quite prestigous arts grant (a 2 year residency Auistralia Council Fellowship) that I'm going to apply for next year after I get back. I can talk to you more about this when we meet.
Yes..I also know what doing lots and lots of work and not getting any money for it...I know that one quite well, too...but this what you do when you're a passionate artist.
yes, Roswitha told me about the progress - and I think it's wonderful
for all sites. (We are very thankful for Annette Dißlin having
this perfect idea.)
For two times already I mentioned the upcoming exhibition along with
your name also in articles for the newspaper - and they were published.
I just couldn't find the time yet to send you the scans. But I won't
forget - promised.
Of course we'll meet during you're in Germany. I'm looking forward
Your report was very interesting - thank you so much for the time
you spent for writing it. I'd also like to publish it in our next
ifk-newsletter - as soon as I can find some time to finish it. During
the last few weeks it was just awful - a lot of work to do but unfortunately
without getting money for it.
But your plans sound really great. Hope they become true as you wish.
Well, it almost 12 at night - again - and I'm pretty tired. So I
just send you some greetings - and go home, visiting my bed now.
Take care. :-)
Just a quick E-Mail to touch base with you. Hope you don't mind an
English E-Mail. I don't have much time before I've got to go into
town for a meeting - writing in English is therefore quicker.
I've been in E-Mail contact with Roswitha. We' ve done quite a bit
of planning, setting of dates for exhibition in Rechberghausen. I'm
getting rather excited about this development.
When I'm in Germany I would very much like to meet with you and tell
you more about my future plans to apply for an Australia Council
Fellowship two-year residency grant. These Fellowships are quite
difficult to get, but where I'm at in my life and with the development
of my artwork and arts professional practise, I feel that I want
to 'have a red-hot-go' (typical aussie-slang) at applying for such
a grant. If this all turns out positive, then I would be living in
Schwäbisch Alb area, probably in Göppingen, for 2 years.
If you think it's a good idea, I could also come to an arts group
members' meeting and give a short presentation about my work as an
independent artist and the arts in the City of Greater Bendigo. I
hope you found the little report with the web link that I sent you
couple of weeks ago, interesting.
Hoping to hear from you again in the near future.
Catching up on a bit of desk-work...Gorgeous spring day outside...will
get into the garden bit later on this afternoon.
I've recently sent an E-Mail to Roswitha W ....saying that I'd love
to bring some of my artwork over to Germany..gave her a brief run
down on what...now waiting on her response.
I've recently started working on special present for my friend Bettina...a
large aerial view landscape piece of the Schwäbisch Alb...usning
my perception from pictures and what Bettina has told me about the
Alb...around the Wiesensteig area....It'll be interesting working
with the european greens...or what I think are the european greens...
Wouldn't mind showing this piece as well before it finds its permanent
home at Bettina's Gasthaus.
Been doing a bit of preparation and I've selected out some interesting
web links to give you an idea of the Arts and Culture scene here
in the City of Greater Bendigo
After I retired from the State Education system in 1996..changed
my name and started calling myself an artist and no longer a German
teacher... I became involved in a newly formed local arts group called
Bendigo Arts Alliance. I was Secretary and then Treasurer for about
7 years. This is where I got all my hands-on experience with arts
administration, funding applications and began to build up working
relationships with folk at Cultural Development unit of City of Greater
Bendigo and Regional Arts Victoria.... I began to build up an entire
new network of new colleagues, associates and friends.
It was during these years that I began getting involved in the bigger
community arts projects and events
In 2004 Bendigo Arts Alliance went into voluntary windup.. People
need to go in other directions. Our committee was getting smaller
and smaller and all the work pretty much rested on 3 people....so
time to wind it up...and move on.
Here are some links
Bendigo Arts Alliance
The City of Greater Bendigo
From Home >>> go to >>>Council Services >>click
on Arts, Festivals & Events.....'Events Calendar' - what's happening
in the City. Also Arts Register...an online directory of performers,
visual artists, groups,art administrators, funding bodies...
When my friend Bettina was here in Jan/Feb.she said that Bendigo
was similar size to Göppingen. Bendigo is one of the famous
Victorian goldrush towns...with Ballarat & Beechworth.. so there
are lovely oldVictorian buildings. Bendigo was a very wealthy city.
Here are some links for Bendigo cultural place
The Capital Theatre & performing arts centre
Bendigo Art Gallery
For young emerging artists...there is Allans Walk an A.R.I. (Artist
Run Initiative)....I've exhibited here several times..mainly in good
fun group shows.
there is the little Trouble Publication...free to the public where
many galleries of Central Victoria...and now more and more Melbourne
galleries are appearing...publicize what's happening..
Trouble - Street Smart Pocket Art
40 kms. along the Calder Highway (parts of it I could call an autobahn...but
only sections) towards Melbourne there is a smaller town called Castlemaine..another
gold town..Every 2 years there is the Castlemaine State Festival...classical
music, theatre...quite high-brow ...and also lots of Fringe stuff.
Castlemaine has always had many alternative, fringe, hippy folk living
there and in the hills around...Bendigo is a bit more conservative..
I know lots of people here in Bendigo..I've been living here now
for about 15 years.. (I'm a refugee from Melbourne)..I associate
with lots of artists...and people doing interesting things..
Deirdre Outhred and Ray Pearce are friends of mine. They live on
the outskirts of Bendigo at a property they call Reveries....you
drive up this amazing bush track to get there....Both are amazing
artists...building incredible things..making amazing arts. Each year
they do a 'Gallery without Walls' sculpture show in the bush around
the house.. They've got about 16 acreas of box iron bark bush adjacent
to Crown Land... I've participated in these sculpture shows for the
past few years...fabulous fun...great people...interessting art...
If you visit this website...click on sculpture...you'll see my Red
Shoe Tree sculpture.......I nailed red painted shows (which were
left over from another project) onto trees in the grey toned bush...looked
great.. I love re-cycling and gleaning.
Ray & Deirdre's place is just about all made from re-cycled stuff.
Ray & Deirde and another most interesting sculptor - Graham Matthews
- are all artists-in-residence at out local re-cycle yard..at the
tip....They are currently working on a quite large show of work which
they will show at Bendigo Town Hall...which is all very very gilded
and very 'Queen Victorian'..
Another friend of mine - woman called Chris Sass..another daughter
of German/Slovenian migrant parents... she's a musician, conductor...is
currently slowly working on writing an opera.Chris is the artistic
director of a choir Festival called Gorgeous Voices. She's just completely
her 2nd big festival event. This year's festival was a great success.
There's lots more happening...but I reckon that's enough for now...I
find Bendigo a very comfortable and easy city to live and work in.
I do visit Melbourne on occasion but not often..it's all a bit too
fast and too expensive down there.. I'm no longer a big city gal.
kurze Frage: Hätten Sie Interesse, einige Ihrer Kunstwerke mitzubringen
und auszustellen, so lange Sie in Deutschland sind? Eine Möglichkeit
hierzu würde die Kulturmühle in Rechberghausen bei Göppingen
bieten (siehe unter www.kulturmuehle-rechberghausen.de). Der Vorschlag
kam von einem Mitglied des Vereins.
Ansprechpartnerin ist in diesem Fall firstname.lastname@example.org. Am
besten korrespondieren Sie mit ihr wegen der Details.
Ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass das für alle eine spannende
Mit herbstlichen Grüßen,
Thanks for getting back to me so promptly. We've got 2 weeks school
holidays here at the moment...and I'm taking a bit of a well-earned
break. I've just finished an 8 week big community arts project called
Hand Me Down...If you are interested in this latest project on the
home page of my web site you'll see a link on the menu called 'community
arts projects' ...then if you click on page 6 there you'll find it.
I've got to go to Melbourne tomorrow to deliver a piece of work to
the Contemporary Sculptors Association auction/exhibition. at a gallery
in inner Melb. I don't drive to Melb. all that much though it's only
a 2 hour trip down there....I am originally a 'refugee' from the
city, but now I prefer the quieter saner and cheaper life-style living
in Bendigo a larger country town...
What I'd like to do in the next week or so...whilst my work load
is reduced due to the school holidays...is to write you a short
report describing what I do, how I do it and with whom....and
also an over-view
of the arts and cultural scene in the City of Greater Bendigo...I'll
also give you some relevant links of some other artists and arts & cultural
input from the City.
In general I think the City of Greater Bendigo is very supportive
and generous with funding with the arts/cultural scene here. There
is quiet a vibrant arts scene here...the traditional and the alternative.
I would tend to put myself more in the alternative camp. Bendigo
has got many very good artists, musicians and performers. and 40
km up the highway is Castlemaine...a much smaller Central Victorian
town but with a very large population of artists ...also lots of
alternative, fringe artists...
I write to you again in the near future
das war eine sehr schöne Überraschung - ich hatte schon
lange keine Post mehr aus Australien. :-))
An einem Informationsaustausch sind wir hier immer interessiert.
Wir haben beispielsweise tatsächlich keine Vorstellung, wie
die (soziale und finanzielle) Situation der freiberuflichen Künstler
(aber auch Medienleute etc.) bei Ihnen aussieht. Vielleicht könnten
Sie uns ab und zu etwas darüber berichten.
Ich würde mich auch sehr freuen, wenn wir uns im Rahmen Ihres
Besuches in Deutschland mal treffen könnten - Sie sind ja dann
wirklich quasi um die Ecke. In diesem Zusammenhang könnte Sie
auch eines unserer Projekte interessieren, das wir speziell für
den Landkreis Göppingen realisiert haben (mehr dazu finden Sie
Und natürlich können Sie mir künftig in Englisch schreiben,
Mit herzlichen Grüßen,
Hallo Frau Rossi
Ich möchte mich vorstellen. Ich heisse Marianne Midelburg und
bin freiberufliche Künstlerin. Ich wohne in Bendigo, Victoria,
Ich bin Textilien Künstlerin - gehäkelte Skulptur und handgenähte
Landschaft Wandbehänge. Ich bin auch Akt-Zeichnen Model (20
Jahre Erfahrung) und community arts projects facilitator und auch
noch Deutsch Sprachlehrerin.
Für ungefähr 7 Jahre war ich Sekretärin und dann auch
noch Treasurer von Bendigo Arts Alliance, local Kunstverein.
Ich habe die Website von Interessenverein Freie-Kulturberufe gefunden.
Ich interessiere mich sehr für solche Vereine und Gruppen. Vielleicht
könnten wir sowas wie arts & kultur information Ausstausch
Nächstes Jahr im Januar werde ich Deutschland wieder mal besuchen.
Das letzte Mal war vor 12 Jahren. Ich bleibe 6 Wochen - davon etliche
Wochen in Baden-Württemberg. Meine liebe (soul-sister) Freundin
hat ein Gasthof auf der Alb bei Wiesensteig. Ich habe auch Bekannte
in Stuttgart, Göppingen, Ludwigsburg und dann auch meine andere
deutsche soul-sister in Berlin.
Ich möchte das dieses erste E-Mail nicht zu lang oder kompliziert
wird...Also ich fasse mich kurz.
Ich würde mich sehr freuen wenn Sie mir zurückschreiben
Könnte ich auch Ihnen auf Englisch schreiben?
PS: Bendigo ist eine schöne 'alte' Gold Rush Stadt in der Mitte