Archive for October, 2009

“The Story of Shiraz” a play by Sam Paine

 

Down in the Cellar - first night

Down in the Cellar - first night

Just when you thought there was nothing else that Sam Paine could do well along came “The Story of Shiraz”

WOW!! Sam’s talents just keep expanding and becoming more polished.

The patrons that were privilaged enough to see this two act production had a fabulous evening

Started with canapes in the Small Winemaker’s Centre then down into the cellar for the play.

The atmosphere was brilliant and the plot and actors completely fulfilling. It was atreat to be in the audience and hear the joy and laughter that this production brought out in the viewers.

The Great King of Ancient Persia looking into his magic Cup for advice on the future

The Great King of Ancient Persia looking into his magic Cup for advice on the future

Staying true to the history of how Shiraz cuttings came from ancient Persia to reach our shores, the players took us on a trip through three generations of families involved in

the eventual grape production in Australia

Given the time constraints for practice the players and producer ( Sam Paine) put together a spectacular event.

The players with SamPaine ( actor, producer & writer)

The players with SamPaine ( actor, producer & writer)

Infact so good it seemed that it would be best seen by many more patrons. The players and Sam have agreed to bring back the production for a summer sitting so that we can enjoy the outdoors opportunity.

To create the atmosphere we will picnic in the vineyard and then come to the play in the courtyard of Fairview ArtSpace. Don’t miss this very special opportunity. Dates to be advertised – but it will be after uni exams and before December Hope that helps your planner.

Look forward to seeing you there.

“Branching Out” – Works from Sam Paine & and students from The Gallery School at Meadow Bank TAFE

Cr J.Loneragan, Kay Norton-Knight & Lyn Sung at the opening

Cr J.Loneragan, Kay Norton-Knight & Lyn Sung at the opening

What a fantastic show. The diverse range of work certainly stimulated the community and visitors to the region.

Opening night was a blast – 100 or so very excited patrons. The show was officially opened by Cr James Loneragan.

Cr Loneragan spoke of his amazement at the depth of talent that the students and Sam had exhibited in the showing, also his delight at seeing the cross pollination of Sydney and Mudgee artists. Two of the students at TAFE are students from Mudgee and it was their initiative to bring the show to reality in Mudgee.

Kay Norton-Knight was the main co-ordinator and was incredibly determined and generous in her energies. Kay bought the majority of the work back to Mudgee week after week until the ArtSpace was full to the brim.

Many of the exhibited works found their way into local and distant homes.

Bill & Karen Paine with their son Sam Paine, discussing one of Sam's pieces

Bill & Karen Paine with their son Sam Paine, discussing one of Sam's pieces

Sam Paine has continued to excite everyone with his ever increasing talents. His works are continually evolving.    The size of his works are also increasing, much to the delight of the audience. Great work Sam, can’t wait to see what happens next year. 

 

The opening night was supported by The Small Winemakers Centre and David Lawrence.

David provided fabulous canapes and bowls of rissotto & thai beef salad. Well recived!!!