With Geraldine Doogue
Everyone wants to be happy. But what is happiness?
We all worry - about how others see us, our status, effectiveness at work, parenting and much more. The pressure of self-doubt is relentless. So why is there so little understanding of what makes us happy? Or for that matter - unhappy?
The ABC's Geraldine Doogue is joined by an expert panel with acute insights into life matters, teasing out happiness and its causes. In the hot seat are:
Gordon Parker, psychiatrist, Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute with much experience of human moods - previously cartoonist and Mavis Bramston Show writer.
Stephanie Dowrick, psychotherapist, interfaith Minister, bestselling author, columnist and radio commentator who runs workshops on spiritual, psychological and ethical issues and knows plenty about the topic.
Warren Brown, Sydney Daily Telegraph cartoonist with a natural talent for finding the funny side in most situations.
Kate Fitzpatrick, actor with 80 plays and 25 films to her credit, raconteur, author and essayist, who will draw on her mercurial life experience.
Kathleen Noonan, The Courier-Mail journalist and features writer who threads humour and a unique perspective through her stories.
What emerges will be thought-provoking and entertaining.
HAPPINESS With Geraldine Doogue
Sunday 6 4.30pm $35 The J
Duration: approximately 2 hours.
Born from a civilization that stretches back over 40,000 years, Indigenous art reflects the continuing traditions of knowledge, culture and enduring connection to Country from an Australian Indigenous perspective. Follow the trail to six amazing exhibitions of Indigenous art on a beautiful day trip through Noosa's seaboard and hinterland.
Travelling the Culture
In an exhibition of 2 and 3-dimensional paper-based art, including photography and ceramics, the role of place in determining culture is explored by four women artists from Noosa: Judy Barrass, Jo-Anne Duggan, Liz Cels and Elizabeth Poole; and the Indigenous women from Arilla Paper - a women's business in Mount Isa. The exhibition is curated by Judy Barrass.
Travelling the Culture
4 July - 3 Aug 10am - 4pm Noosa Regional Riverside, Pelican Street, Gallery Tewantin
related events - free at Noosa Regional Gallery
Saturday 5 1.00pm - 4.00pm - Pulp Painting with Indigenous women from Arilla Paper, Mount Isa
Saturday 5 6.00pm - Travelling the Culture. Official exhibition opening.
Tuesday 8 11.00am - Curator's Talk. Judy Barrass talks on 'Travelling the Culture' exhibition.
Sunday 13 11.00am - 2.00pm - Children's Art Day. Activities for children with various artists.
Sunday 13 9.00am - 2.00pm - Art Park. Mixed media and art market showcasing works by local artists.
My Country Two
My Country Two encompasses two linked exhibitions of outstanding works by Aboriginal artists, drawn from the collections of Noosa residents.
This dazzling display provides an opportunity to see major works which have rarely, if ever, been on public view. It contains paintings, barks and poles by both renowned and emerging Indigenous practitioners including Emily Kngwarreye, Tommy Watson, Mabel Juli, Sally Gabori, Netta Loogatha, Rammey Ramsey, Djirrirra Wunungmurra and Patrick Mung Mung.
With vibrant colour and bold design, these diverse and striking works reflect aspects of each artist's country, ceremonies and culture. The exhibition is curated by Dr Lisa Chandler, lecturer in Art and Design at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
My Country two 1
This exhibition presents smaller works from the selected artists.
5 - 13 July 10am - 4pm Noosa Blue Resort 16 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
My Country two 2
Mostly very large works presented in a studio gallery perched high up on Cooroy Mountain. 'The Studio' designed by renowned architect John Mainwaring has commanding views of the Sunshine Coast.
5 - 13 July 10am - 4pm 'The Studio' Cooroy Mountain Park, Lukes Road, Cooroy
My Country Two. Official opening - $95*.
Friday 4 12.00pm 'The Studio'
* Includes champagne greeting, degustation lunch menu and perfectly matched wines.
Christine Wallace. Writer, award-winning journalist and broadcaster, artist and curator talks on how the influence and popularity of Aboriginal art is revolutionising the way we view the Australian landscape.
Sunday 6 10.00am free Noosa Blue Resort
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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