“The Suitcase Royale RIOTT is a boot stompin’ party where anything can happen (and it often does)! From community halls to festival stages the RIOTT has worn out dance floors with wild rockabilly infused ballads.”
“Wallace and Grommit meet David Lynch”
This tale has been all over the world and appeals to all ages 15 +. For one night only, see it in Moyhu.
More on The Ballad of Backbone Joe
This internationally acclaimed trio from Melbourne are coming to town riding a murder ballad of junkyard theatre, visual trickery, dark humor and rag’n’bone live music. The Ballad of Backbone Joe tells a hilariously daft and gruesome tale of a murder set in a small country town, in their unique, comedic, Mighty Boosh-esque style.
Undefeated bare-knuckle boxer Backbone Joe has a right hook “as quick as a spun tea-bag” but repeated blows to the head have left him a bit slow to process little details. Like, did he really kill his wife by throwing her off a bridge? Abattoir owner and fight promoter Messy Dimes Dan is only too happy to fill in the blanks. Can Detective Von Trapp ease poor Joe’s troubled mind?
When they are not performing, operating their own lights and triggering primitive visual effects, the actors morph into musicians, pick up drums, guitar and double bass and rattle off foot-stompin’ street blues from side of stage.
“EVERY once in a while show has the power to beguile its audience with the sheer breadth of its originality. They are superb, four stars.” The Scotsman
“Jules Verne meets The League of Gentlemen in this comic book of macabre characters come to life, five stars.” Broadwaybaby.com
King Valley Theme. $1,000 non acquisitive
Sponsor: King Valley Art Show
Old Mill Serenade by Kerryn E Wilson – Represents an iconic landmark at Oxley. The old Flour mill is simply rendered in a colourful painting that has impact through use of simplicity and a contemporary and elemental approach.
Highly Commended: Pauline Fraser. “Kitchen at Midnight”
Most innovative work. $500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Brown Brothers
Xantharia by Abi Thompson – The background overlaying of watery and colourful paint depicting landscape form the ground for an innovative use of line, in free form organic lines that portray minutiae of the natural environment.
Local emerging artist. $750 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: RBA Finance Group
Bush Tracks by Cheryle Leitl – Dynamic use of colour and brushwork in this work that evokes through its title “Bush Tracks” everywhere. Other works by this emerging artist demonstrate freedom of expression and exploration of the painting medium.
Work on Paper. $500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation
Past Horizons by Jim Samon – A lone figure on the horizon, within the landscape may cause us to personally reflect. Earth and sky are represented in a painterly manner, figure and shadow are striking.
Highly Commended: Margaret Cocking. “Seed and Flowers”
Sponsor: Boonderoo Farm
Silken Beginnings by Jan Harris – Masterful use of the pastel medium, colour and form in this realistic yet abstract representation of nature.
A View by Ralph Bristow – Overlaid shapes and forms, bright use of colour and strong line are used in an experimental manner. Other works by the artist demonstrate a varied palette and unique approach.
Watercolour / Gouache. $1,000 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show
The Night Dress by Colina Grant – Subtle, soft painting, loose brushwork building the overall texture of this interior scene. Adds a feeling of past eras and intimacy. Comes to life up close or from a distance.
Still Life Pastel/Watercolour. $500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Chrismont Wines
Pear Parade by Mary Briggs – Highly accomplished use of the pastel medium in an original still life format. Use of the red banner weaving through the pears brings the image to life and adds appeal that will continue to attract.
Figure / Portrait. $750 non acquisitive.
Sponsored by Ovens and King Builders
Tabled Pose by Gregory R Smith – A classic figure painting with warm, realistic skin tones and exquisite use of light and shade. The figure’s gaze captures the viewer’s interest from the outset.
Work on Paper. $1,000 non-acquisitive.
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show
Whitfield Series IV by Ben Jenkins – A contemporary use of pastel with superb blending of colour to excellent effect whilst conjuring an impression of place, or sense of place. The dark shape brings an element of three dimensions into the ethereal field of this picture.
Printmaking. $750 non acquisitive
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show
Breeding Beauty by Vida Pearson – An accomplished and striking linocut print, with added interest featured through minimal use of colour. The entire form of this breeding swan evokes her resignation in nesting. An expressive detailed and exquisite work.
Lonely Boy III by David Fraser – A familiar old farm house scene with a lone figure surveying the country scene and his life, perhaps. A poignant representation of growing up on the farm and life choices. From the hand of an expert wood engraver.
Highly Commended: Anna Austin. “Girona”
Oil / Acrylic. $500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: King River Estate
At the Table by Kylie Sirett – A well-balanced composition featuring a structured placement of cutlery that casts dynamic shadows in a finely crafted painting.
Winter Hues by Stephen McCall – Highly contrasted snow scene featuring Australian Snow Gums. Defined branches in the background project the highlighted foreground gum with its typical colour intrusions that draw the viewer into the painting.
Highly Commended: Judy Hocking. “Pathway through Life”
Oil / Acrylic. $1,500 non acquisitive. Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show
Flinders by Julie Simmons – A balanced overall composition with foreground grasses leading the eye into the mountains in the distance. The cloud-scape adds to the sense of depth that is predominant in Australia’s outback ranges. Superbly conceived, executed and presented
Highly Commended: Cherry Manders. “Still life with Lillies”
Judge’s Gem. $500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Domaine Chandon
Channelling Herthe by Dianne Glenister – Use of various drypoint plates for this amalgam of patter, line and imagery, the overall effect is of lightness, movement and cohesion.
2016 Grand Winner. $3,000 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Dal Zotto Wines.
Post Gorge Painting 2 by Frank Burgers – Abstract shapes float across the field in this loosely structured and painterly picture. An accomplished work by a mid-career artist whose investigation of abstraction and colour comes to the fore here. Effective use of light and dark with featured points of strong colour consolidating the overall picture. An excellent and very strong work of art.
2016 People’s Choice Winner. $500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: King Valley Tourism Association.