The Gallery After Dark: Arcadia Winds, Gunnedah

Three members of Arcadia Winds will provide the soundtrack for a unique local event.

‘The Gallery After Dark’ will see materials provided to draw, paint and create the trio’s performance of The Air I Breathe in action.

The event will be hosted by the Gunnedah Conservatorium and Gunnedah Shire Council at the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery on November 10.

The evening will begin at 6pm with a short warm-up drawing class and by 7pm the performance will be in full swing, providing the soundtrack and subject matter for the night.

“Of course most of our gallery openings are of an evening, but when I was in Sydney earlier in the year I was able to attend an event at the Art Gallery of NSW combining talks, music and of course, art,” Gunnedah Conservatorium director, Rebecca Ryan, said.

“I thought, what fun to have an extended night at our gallery in Gunnedah. I talked to Arts Gunnedah and arts and cultural officer, Lauren Mackley, who were enthusiastic about the idea.

“We’ve had Arcadia here in their quintet format and it’s great to be welcoming back the trio for this event.”

Participants are encouraged to pack their sketch book and draw during the performance, which is part of Arcadia Winds’ Musica Viva in Schools tour.

Arcadia Winds were formed in 2013 at the Australian National Academy of Music, and are known for their energetic, joyful performances and advocacy for wind instruments.

For more information on The Gallery After Dark, phone Lauren Mackley on 6740 2100.