Since our last newsletter we have indulged in some of the Valley’s growing list of art and cultural events. We have been to the launch of YAVA, to the opening of YAVA’s Members Exhibition I, Talk Shop 001 discussing community, Christine went to Rone Empire and like everyone who saw it was amazed and finally to Hello Healesville at the Memo, a show of local people telling local stories which was entertaining, funny, confronting, whimsical and brilliant. I do hope there will be another edition of Hello Healesville!
The Yarra Valley is known for its wine, its food and to a lesser extent, nature but an often unnoticed offering is the arts, and it’s growing. We all know TarraWarra and the great exhibitions shown there but we now have in the main street of Healesville Yarra Valley Arts new gallery, YAVA Gallery and Arts Hub. YAVA has just opened its second exhibition of works by local artists who are members of Yarra Valley Arts, simply titled Members Exhibition II. We are very fortunate to have living in the Valley so many talented artists producing works of the highest quality. If you or your guests are looking for something new and not available elsewhere, out of the cold and wet of winter then I recommend a visit to YAVA.
Check out their website at https://www.yava.org.au/ .
You could make a day of it and visit Tarrawarra and Art at Linden Gate as well and then some glass blowing and a cosy late lunch and that’s just a sample of what is available. Another hidden gem of Healesville is the Sandra Bardas Gallery at Worawa Aboriginal College which has work of the highest quality and cultural significance. Currently only open by appointment but well worth the call.
W: http://www.worawa.vic.edu.au / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re planning ahead, we have the Archibald Prize portraits coming to Tarrawarra, some fantastic artists coming to YAVA and Gertrude Opera returning in October. Check Visit Yarra Valley or just Google the event you’re interested in.
Thanks to everyone involved in the continuing success of TNYV. Our membership is growing, attendance at our events is at record levels, a great conference has been planned and a sense of enthusiasm is evident wherever I go. My thanks especially to our energetic committee members who do all the work to make these things happen. TNYV is strong because of you, its members, so why not recommend us to other business people you know.
Our next Pub Night is at Symphony 36 in Warburton on Wednesday June 26 form 6 PM, see you there.
Networking & Events
Dates for your diary…..
June 26 – Pub Night at Symphony 36, Warburton
July 21 – Women on Track at Healesville Greyhound Association
August 28 – Annual Conference at Yarra Valley Estate, Dixons Creek
There are 8 TNYV newsletters annually. Look out for additional email, text messages and Facebook communications throughout the month. Newsletter and Facebook contributions about tourism news and events in the Yarra Valley are most welcome.
If you have an venue that would be suitable to host one of our TNYV Pub Nights, let us know! We’d love to visit and promote your business amongst the TNYV Community.
**We are currently looking for a venue to host our AGM / Christmas Party in November, if you would like us to consider your business please contact us!**
Remember to invite non-members to our networking events so they can see what we are all about. Tell your tourism friends how much they will benefit having a connection to the local Tourism Network. The bigger our community, the more diverse we become and the greater tourism will be in the Yarra Valley for all of us.
Till our next newsletter, keep warm by the fire!