- Annual Vintage & Crafts Rally
Our previous trips to Heritage Park were very successful. In the last weekend in July they hold their special annual event http://southcoastrestorationsocietyinc.org.au/wp/annual-rally/ . Heritage Park is full of Vintage treasures or old junk depending on what you see, there are lots of old machinery, bikes, buses, quaint cottages waiting to be restored, an old sub-marine. The are sheds full of vintage telephones , sewing machines, kitchen appliances, lots and lots to be really creative with. Given that there may be a lot of people there, it is important to be careful not to get in people's way. It is probably best to leave your tripod in the car. As usual please make a $1 donation it helps cover the cost of the website. I believe there is a small entry fee for adults (there was a $10 entry fee in the past). Location: Heritage Park - 193 Rifle Range Road Pimpama.Take EXIT 49 from M1 Motorway.
- GLOW: Creatures and Colours of the Night
This year GLOW goes wild. Free event. Please bring $1 for Neil's management of website. I havent been to the HOTA events before, I was thinking to be there by 4.30 for 5 pm start. Can someone suggest a good meeting spot, and please speak up if you think we should meet a little earlier. If inspired, you may even want to wander to the rear of the building to photograph Surfers Paradise by the water. Wear warm clothing & may be a good idea to bring tripod as well as your camera of course. "Inspired by all that shimmers and moves/creeps in the dark, the HOTA parklands will be transformed into a glowing nighttime adventure for the whole family. Epic installations, interactive projection, performance, live music and children’s art spaces, will shine and sparkle across three mid-winter nights this August. Featuring national and internationally renowned artists, this GLOW you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled as creatures emerge from the dark and the magic of colour is seen in new light. Marvel as the colours of the sky shape-shift into the Aurora tones of the northern lights, with Swiss Artist’s Dan Acher's installation BOREALIS; French spectacle company Cie Des Quidams set free a mystical troupe of inflatable horses on a fantastic ride through the imagination; Australian Company Stalker combine aerial acrobatics with cutting edge interactive technology to create an Australian habitat/ bush play space, Mountain; and contemporary visual artist Meagan Streader pushes the limits of light and sculpture within her latest installation". For further information: https://hota.com.au/festivals/glow-creatures-and-colours-of-the-night/