ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Friday 28 June 2013

Lifeline Broken Hill's annual art exhibition opens tonight 28 June 2013

GeoCentre courtesy VisitNSW.com
Art Scene
Lifeline is holding it's annual Lifeline Broken Hill fund raising art exhibition which opens tonight 28 June at 7pm  and will run until 14 July 2013.

The opening night and exhibition are being held at the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum also known as the GeoCentre.

There is a raffle with three paintings as prizes.  The paintings have kindly been donated by Joan Morris - Craker, Alfreda Gilby, and Trudy Forrest.

There will also be a silent auction.

There are 130 works for sale by 42 artists and prices range between $50 and $1,495.

Address:     2 Bromide Street, Corner Silver City Highway (Crystal Street), Broken Hill

The centre is open 1 - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday

Entry to the exhibition is by donation.

'Mining Scene from th Hill' mixed media on paper
by Karrie Lannstrom. Image from Lifeline Broken Hill
exhibition, supplied by artist. Image sold opening night.
It is a very worthwhile cause so do try and go along and support the wonderful work of Lifeline.  This year, as in other years, there will be some great art.  I went to the exhibition several years ago and was lucky enough to attend the opening night which was a lot of fun.

Queries to Lifeline Broken Hill's office - telephone (08) 8087 7525.

You can also donate to Lifeline directly from their website www.lifeline.org.au.

Please note you can call Lifeline for crisis support 24/7 on 13 11 14.

Cheers, Jane D

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Melbourne artist Deborah Williams loves Broken Hill too

Looking in from the outside, 2012
Copyright and image courtesy Deborah Williams
Etching, engraving and roulette Intaglio, Edition 20
Art Scene
Following communication with Melbourne artist Deborah Williams about her current exhibition 'An Animal Observes' at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Deborah mentioned to me that she "loved Broken Hill" as well.

I took the opportunity to ask her what she loved about Broken Hill and after her first short stay in the city for the opening of her exhibition in May, this is what she told me ....

"I love the people, the outback and the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery" (BHRAG).  She saw a truly amazing sunset as well, and noted "The Palace (Hotel) (pictured) has great food and she loved The Silly Goat" (cafe).

The Palace Hotel Broken Hill
I must say I agree with her about the people, the outback and the BHRAG, which I think is so impressive.  I agree that the food is great at The Palace Hotel (227 Argent Street), and I also love The Silly Goat (360 Argent Street) (formerly known as Food Affair) especially their wonderful coffee.

After this one short visit, Deborah said the city "beckons me back". Naturally, I know what she means.

See link here to my recent post of 17 June 2013 about Deborah's current exhibition at the BHRAG404 - 408 Argent Street, Broken Hill, which ends this Sunday 30 June 2013.

Thanks Deborah for sharing your thoughts about Broken Hill.

Cheers, Jane D

Monday 24 June 2013

Vote for the Sculptures as 8th wonder of the world on virtualtourist

Horse head sculpture
Living Desert Sculpture Symposium
Why not vote for the sculptures at the Living Desert Sculpture Symposium in the vote for the Eighth Wonder of the World competition being run by www.virtualtourist.com between 3 June and 30 September 2013.

See link here to the competition or just go to their website to vote.

If you've seen the sculptures you might agree that they're a worthy entrant, and if you haven't maybe it's time to go and have a look.  What you'll find is a cluster of 12 massive and impressive sandstone sculptures created by sculptors from around the world as well as local artist Badger Bates.  Sunset and sunrise are good times to go, but any time is worth it.  Take a picnic, and don't forget your photographic device of choice.

The Living Desert and Sculpture Park is located about 9 km out of Broken Hill, nestled in the Barrier Ranges on Sundown Hill, just follow Kaolin Street (Nine Mile Road).

I've written about them several times, see links here 15 December 2011, 13 March 2013 and just recently, 8 May 2013 relating to the sculptures 20 year anniversary which was on 23 May 2013.

You can vote more than once, but need a 24 hour interval between votes.  I've voted (for the sculptures of course).

Looking at some of the 'Eighth Wonder' suggestions the competition is very high.

Cheers, Jane D

Saturday 22 June 2013

Pro Hart movie now crowdfunded and Pozible!

Art and Film
Yesterday morning the team putting together the 'Pro Hart - Chasing Dragonflies' Pozible crowdfunding campaign succeeded in reaching their target of $25,000.  In the final half hour of the campaign, the total reached $25,500, so congratulations to all concerned, it's an exciting time.

A 'crowd' of one hundred and four sponsors large and small put their hands in their pockets and raised the necessary amount, so well done to all you.

The money will be used to create the script for a biographical movie about the famous Broken Hill artist Pro Hart who died in 2006, see my earlier posts for more details.  I've written three articles about the Pozible campaign, see links here - 14 June 201317 June 2013 and 19 June 2013, or just scroll down the page of www.ilovebrokenhill.com.

We can now look forward to a fascinating movie about Pro Hart, hopefully some time soon.

I can't wait to see it.  Cheers, Jane D    

Friday 21 June 2013

Gaara Arts Off the Wall exhibition opens tonight

Broken Hill Town Hall Facade
Art Scene
Gaara Arts (Gaara) members are putting on another exhibition which opens this evening at the Broken Hill Town Hall Facade.  The "Off the Wall" exhibition includes 39 artworks, the works are for sale and I've been told that nothing is priced over $900.

The exhibition is being opened by Christine Adams, Chair of West Darling Arts.  Christine was recently re-elected to Broken Hill City Council in a May By-Election.

Local paper the Barrier Daily Truth covered the story yesterday 21 June 2013 page 2.

The exhibition details are as follows - 

Broken Hill Town Hall Facade -  256 Argent Street, Broken Hill

Opens 6.00 pm Friday 21 June 2013 - all welcome

Exhibition dates - Saturday 22 June - Tuesday 16 July 2013
Mosaic mirrors "Looking Through the Window"
by Julie Anne Horsburgh, image courtesy of
artist and provided by Maureen Clark of Gaara

Exhibition hours - Daily 10am - 4pm

I'm in Melbourne so unfortunately I can't make it.  As always, if you can get along to the opening tonight, or the exhibition at some stage, readers would love to hear your comments on what you thought of the exhibition.

The photograph at right is one of the artworks in the exhibition and is of two mosaic mirrors by well known Broken Hill mosaic artist Julie Anne Horsburgh who with her husband Rod, run the fabulous Jarrah Mosaics gallery at - 169 Chapple Street, Broken Hill.

I've visited Jarrah Mosaics and it is well worth adding to your Broken Hill itinerary. The gallery is open daily 10am - 4pm.

I mentioned I'm in Melbourne but it's not all bad as I have a special viewing of the National Gallery of Victoria's Monet's Garden exhibition on tonight, so I won't be totally missing out.

Enjoy, cheers, Jane D

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Pro Hart Movie needs more money, time running out to give

Pro Hart's painted Rolls Royce
Art and Film
The Pozible movie campaign for 'Pro Hart - Chasing Dragonflies' still needs over $4,000 of sponsorship via a donation and the money is needed within 48 hours.  The fund-raising deadline is 10.28am Friday 21 June 2013.

I've written two articles about the Pozible campaign, see links here - 14 June 2013 and 17 June 2013 or just scroll down the page of www.ilovebrokenhill.com.

More information you can also go to the Pozible website - www.pozible.com or click on the link to the 'Pro Hart - Chasing Dragonflies' campaign here.  Or paste the following link into your browzer -


In short a smal group of people are attempting to raise $25,000 via crowd-funding organisation Pozible to assist in making a biographical movie about famed Broken Hill artist Kevin Charles 'Pro' Hart (1928-2006).

Apart from being a member of the famous 'Brushmen of the Bush' art group, he was a prolific artist.  A common theme in many of his artworks which were primarily oils or acrylics, was an image of a dragonfly, hence the proposed title of the film.

One of the interesting things about the Pro Hart story is that whilst he was internationally recognised and admired by royalty (he received an OBE in 1976), politicians and movie stars, he was never welcomed and was even mocked within Australian art circles.  It's quite widely known that Pro Hart was considered an outsider and was never embraced by the art establishment.

There is a Pro Hart Gallery in Broken and the website is www.prohart.com.au.

There was another call for help in the local paper 'Barrier Daily Truth' today on page 5. I really hope this campaign reaches it's target by the deadline, it would be a real shame if the project didn't proceed.

(As I added a few links to this post, in the last hour or so to 11.45am today I've noticed a few more donations have been received.  Nearly $4,000 is still needed).

Good luck to the project team, cheers, Jane D

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery call for artists exhibition opportunity

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (BHRAG)
image from their website
Art Scene - Call for Community Exhibition Proposals
Calling all practising artists who've never had an exhibition.

A wonderful opportunity exists for you to have an exhibition at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (BHRAG) in 2014.

A number of positions are available in the 2014 programme for community exhibitions which are reserved for emerging artists from the Broken Hill region.

As per the media release from Broken Hill City Council's website see link here (and below for full link details), proposals must be submitted by 28 June 2013.  As per the media release, once submitted, proposals will go before the Art Gallery Advisory Committee for appraisal.  The BHRAG has printed guidelines available to help and staff are available to assist.


For further details contact the BHRAG Manager Cathy Farry on 08 8080 3440.

It sounds like a fantastic opportunity.

Good luck.  Cheers, Jane D

Monday 17 June 2013

Is a Pro Hart movie Pozible? We'll find out on 21 June 2013.

Art and Film
Time is running out to get behind the Pozible crowd-funding campaign to help make a biographical movie about famed Broken Hill artist Pro Hart.  See my post from last Friday, 14 June for more details - link here.

The 'Pro Hart - Chasing Dragonflies' project organisers hope to raise $25,000 from sponsors like me, who make small or large donations to reach the project's target figure by, in the case of this project - 10.28 am on Friday 21 June 2013.

Check out the link to the  'Pro Hart - Chasing Dragonflies' campaign and also the Pozible website to learn more about crowd-funding.  One day it might work for your own project.

Cheers, Jane D                                                             

Eric McCormick, Deborah Williams at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

BHRAG, image from the BHRAG website
Art Scene
Don't miss the exhibitions that are currently on show at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (BHRAG).

Eric McCormick
11 May - 30 June 2013
Well known and acclaimed Broken Hill artist Eric McCormick's 'Imprints of Civilisation' exhibition is a range of paintings concerning both his surroundings in Broken Hill as well as inspirations from his recent trip to Spain.

I have met and chatted to Eric at his wonderful gallery and his work is fantastic and well worth seeing, so I imagine this exhibition will be most impressive.

To check out some of Eric's other work, his purpose built gallery which he mans is located at -

367 McCulloch Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
Contact telephone - 08 8087 8486
Email - ericmccormick@bigpond.com

There are two other exhibitions also on the the BHRAG at the same time.

Looking in from the outside, 2012
Copyright and image courtesy Deborah Williams
Etching, engraving and roulette Intaglio, Edition 20
Deborah Williams - 'An Animal Observes'
Deborah is a nationally recognised visual artist living in Melbourne Australia. She is a keen observer of the canine realm and our own relation to it. Her work is inspired from a perspective of frequent travels to remote areas where she explores culturally relative attitudes to both pet ownership and abandonment.

There are 18 works in the exhibition, all are for sale and prices range from $450 to $2000.

Deborah Williams' website - www.deborahwilliams.com.au


Art Express - a selection of outstanding student's artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts, 2012.

All three exhibitions will conclude on 30 June 2013.

Other exhibition details are as follows and can also be found on the BHRAG website exhibitions link here

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery - 404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill
Gallery hours - Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm

Entry by gold coin donation.

Galleries in winter, a great opportunity to stay warm and see some great art at the same time.

Cheers, Jane D

Saturday 15 June 2013

Broken Hill City Council has a new General Manager - Therese Manns

Therese Manns, image
courtesy 'Barrier Daily Truth' (BDT)
Local Government
The hunt is over for Broken Hill City Council's new General Manager after Mayor Wincen Cuy announced yesterday afternoon that Therese Manns had been appointed to the role.

Mrs Manns is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration and is currently the General Manager for the Boorowa Council in NSW, a position she has held for the last two and half years.

In 2005 the Local Government Managers' Association awarded Mrs Manns the prestigious 'Aspiring Young Manager of the Year award'.

Mrs Manns has held several senior positions in regional and rural councils and has also worked at private accounting firms.

Mrs Manns will become Broken Hill's first female General Manager.

Mrs Manns was quoted in the Broken Hill City Council's media release (see link here) as saying "I am very honoured to be selected as the new General Manager of the Broken Hill City Council.  With many changes currently taking place in local government state wide, I look forward to working with the Mayor, Councillors and the community to ensure Broken Hill remains vibrant and that Council has the capacity to ensure strength and sustainability into the future."

I wish Mrs Manns every success in her new role which she is expected to take up on 1 August.

Cheers, Jane D

Friday 14 June 2013

Make Pro Hart Movie Pozible from crowd funding until 21 June 2013

Some of Pro Hart's artwork on his own Rolls Royce
Art and Film
Help make a film about famous Broken Hill artist Pro Hart's life Pozible.

Pozible is a crowd funding platform that helps to make projects, such as this film about the now deceased "Brushmen of the Bush" member Pro Hart, a reality.

Please follow this link to the Pro Hart film fund raising campaign for more information about www.pozible.com and their various projects www.pozible.com/projects with the link to Pro Hart's film project here.

A film production team, including Broken Hill-born actor Corey Page, script-writer Richard Burman and producer Philippa Whitfield Pomeranz hope to create a biographical film called 'Chasing Dragonflies'.  They aim to raise $25,000 through Pozible to create the script and develop a sales package for the project.

The project in total is likely to cost around $2 million, and the team would look towards Screen NSW and Screen Australia for funding, Mr Page was reported as saying in an article which featured in the 'Barrier Daily Truth' (BDT), see link here on 5 June 2013.

There are many interesting projects that Pozible is helping to make a reality through 'crowd-funding' via sponsorship.  It's a great concept and worth checking out.  It may help you with a project you would like to get off the ground but don't have the funds to do so - yet!

'Chasing Dragonflies' sounds a great project and I think one worthy of consideration for sponsorship.

Apart from the feel good factor, supporters of this project may receive a small gift and possibly an invitation to the reading of the script and or a cocktail party as a thank you for their sponsorship.  Gifts and or invitations depend upon donation amount.

Cheers, Jane D                                   

Monday 10 June 2013

Broken Hill Biggest Morning Tea, Alma Hotel 12 June from 10.30am

Image from "Biggest Morning Tea"
website www.biggestmorningtea.com.au
Community Event
The heading says it all.  There's a "Biggest Morning Tea" morning tea event at the Alma Hotel, 212 Hebbard Street, Broken Hill South, this Wednesday 12 June 2013 from 10.30am.

No need to book just come along to the Alma Hotel www.almahotelbrokenhill.com.au.  This event is one of a number of "Biggest Morning Tea" gatherings that have already been held in Broken Hill and around Australia.

The official day for the Cancer Council Australia's annual fundraiser, now in its 20th year, was 23 May, but fund-raising morning teas can be held any time in May and June.

www.biggestmorningtea.com.au website has more details about this fund raising event and there's still time to host or attend (or both) a morning tea.

Image from
Cancer Council Australia website
For more information about the "Biggest Morning Tea" you can contact 1300 65 65 85 or the above website.

The Cancer Council Australia hopes to raise $13 million this year.

Cancer Council Australia Helpline 13 11 20.

Enjoy the chance to catch up with friends, meet new people, have a nice morning tea and help a really worthy cause, cheers, Jane D

Saturday 8 June 2013

Eighteen months on and Jane Deany still loves Broken Hill

The Broken Hill Court House and me
Argent Street, Broken Hill
I couldn't let the day go by without mentioning that it has been eighteen months since I started www.ilovebrokenhill.com on 8 December 2011 and I still have much more to say after nearly 150 posts.

So as the romance continues, I plan to keep writing about all the things that are great about Broken Hill as there is still so much to say.

You can follow the story on Facebook at ilovebrokenhill.com and Twitter @ilovebrokenhill or of course right here on the blog.

I've met and spoken to many interesting and wonderful people over the time I've been writing and have had some fun experiences including becoming the story in a page three article in the 'Barrier Daily Truth' (BDT) in October (see post 28 October 2012 link here), writing a guest post on the ABC Open website on 29 November (see link to post here) and being interviewed by Chris Jeremy of ABC Broken Hill 999 local radio on his 'Outback Outlook' show in January this year.

I've interviewed a number of high profile and interesting Broken Hill identities such as Broken Hill Mayor Wincen Cuy and Sussan Ley the Federal Member for Farrer in which Broken Hill is situated, see story earlier today, just to name a couple of people, and there are still many stories to tell and more people to be interviewed.  Everyone I've spoken to has been friendly and helpful.  So thanks to everyone in Broken Hill (and nearby Silverton).

So stay tuned for more ilovebrokenhill.com in the months ahead.

As always, cheers, Jane D

Broken Hill, Sussan Ley and the Canberra connection

Broken Hill at the Federal politics level is part of the Farrer electorate.  A huge area of 247,097 square kilometres.  The electorate was named after William Farrer (1845 - 1906), a noted wheat breeder and experimentalist.  The electorate reaches as far away as the Albury City Council, and includes the shires of Balranald, Berrigan, Congaro, Corowa, Deniliquin, Greater Hume, Hay, Jerilderie, Lockhart, Murray, Wakool, Wentworth, Urana and Central Darling.

This week I visited Canberra to 
  • enjoy some of the city's many 100 year anniversary celebrations
  • see Parliament in action; and
  • visit the fabulous Turner exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, which had just opened.
Sussan Ley (left) and me
Pro Hart 'Off to the races St Pats'
in Sussan's Canberra Parliament
House office
It was when I was watching Parliament on Monday 3 June that I saw the Federal Member for Farrer, The Hon Sussan Ley MP in action in the House of Representatives.  Sussan is currently the Shadow Minister for Employment Participation, and Shadow Minister for Childcare and Early Childhood Learning.  All of a sudden I realised that this might be a good opportunity to try and catch up with her.

I had tried to meet Sussan on a few of my visits to Broken Hill but, with such a huge electorate to cover, she was 'out on the road'.  In her case, it may be that she was 'out in the sky' as she has a commercial pilot's license and flies around her huge electorate, which is roughly the size as New Zealand.

I chatted with her media adviser Steve Block and I was delighted to find there was the opportunity for a very quick introduction the following day.

After a very quick tour of some of Parliament House
and a very long walk to her office, I met Sussan and we had a very quick chat as she was heavily booked with appointments and commitments.

After she asked me a few questions, I only really had the chance to ask her one very important question "What does she love about Broken Hill?"

Her reply was the "light, landscape, history, number of pubs and clubs and the people".

Unfortunately time didn't permit more reflections or questions from me, but at least we've met and can communicate via phone for another more in depth discussion another time.

Sussan's website is www.sussanley.com.  Sussan was elected as the member of Farrer in 2001 and has held the seat of Farrer since then, being re-elected in 2004, 2007 and 2010.

The www.aph.gov.au website has a lot of information about Sussan (and all the Senators and Members), see link here to her details.

Stand by for another article in the future.

Cheers, Jane D

Friday 7 June 2013

Prostate Cancer ballroom dancing fundraisers in Broken Hill

From the Prostate Cancer Foundation
of Australia website
Community Event
Broken Hill Prostate Cancer Support Group is going all out this weekend with three fundraising events to help raise funds to fight this form of cancer.

There will be plenty of dining and dancing and a Gala Ball which is the third year that the ball has been held, and which each year has been timed to coincide with the Queen's Birthday holiday long weekend.

Apart from raising much needed funds to fight prostate cancer and support sufferers and their families, the events provide an opportunity for locals and visitors to get out their ballroom dancing gear and have a great time.

The Broken Hill Prostate Cancer Support Group was formed in 2008 and is affiliated with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.  The group has two main aims -
  • to provide support to men diagnosed with prostate cancer (and their partners/families)
  • to raise awareness and provide education about prostate cancer to the wider community
Events details are - 

Friday 7 June 6 pm
Broken Hill Musician's (Muso) Club, 276 Crystal Street
Dinner $15 + $8 for ballroom dancing which starts at 7.45 pm.  You're welcome to attend either and just pay for the relevant event, or both.

Saturday 8 June 8 pm to midnight
Broken Hill Civic (Entertainment) Centre, corner Blende and Chloride Streets
Gala Ball - dinner and dancing total cost $20.

Sunday 9 June 10am - 1 pm
Broken Hill Musician's (Muso) Club, 276 Crystal Street
Ballroom dancing $5.  Lunch at your own cost from a la carte and specials menu.

Ballroom dancing image from
If you attend all three events, the cost for the dancing is $30 (excluding Muso Club's meals - dinner Friday and lunch Sunday which are paid for separately to the Muso Club).

There is still room at all events.  One hundred guests are booked so far for the Gala Ball and there's room for at least another 20 people.  You don't have to be a dancer to attend everyone is welcome.

The Gala Ball will feature live music and singing from well known Mildura resident Geoff Evans, who I'm told has a fabulous voice.

For more details please call 08 8087 4554, Mrs Vilma Stubing.  If no answer, leave a message and she'll call you back.

Donations for prostate cancer research and support can be made via the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia website - www.prostate.org.au.  Donations to the local Broken Hill Prostate Cancer Support Group can be made via contact with Mr Keith Stubing, Mrs Vilma Stubing (President) or Mr Laurie Camilleri who can be reached through the Broken Hill page of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia website - see link below


Enjoy the dancing (and dining), have a great time and support a very worthy cause, cheers, Jane D

Free photography workshop 9 June Tibooburra Sight & Sound Festival

Albert Hall, Briscoe Street, Tibooburra
image courtesy www.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons
Community Event
As part of the Sight and Sound Festival which is being held in Tibooburra this weekend, ABC Open Broken Hill will be running a free photography workshop similar to the workshops held in Tibooburra and Milparinka in April this year.  See my article of 18 April here regarding that successful event.

I mentioned the Sight and Sound Festival yesterday 6 June in my post, see below and link here.

Details of the workshop can be found via ABC Open Broken Hill link here.

Time:   10am - 4pm

Place:  Albert Hall, Briscoe Street, Tibooburra NSW

Bring:  Camera, smartphone and laptop if you have one.  BYO lunch.

Bookings:  Contact ABC Open Broken Hill's Jenia Ratcliffe who is once again running the workshop.  See her contact details below.

Jenia Ratcliffe ABC Open Broken Hill - (08) 8082 4024 or ratcliffe.jenia@abc.net.au

The theme is 'Faces'.  See link here to ABC Open's website for some examples of 'Faces' photos already uploaded onto their website.  Sounds like a lot of fun, and it's free!!

Enjoy, cheers, Jane D

Thursday 6 June 2013

ABC Open 'Abandoned' photography exhibition Tibooburra 7-27 June

Community Event
ABC Open Broken Hill's Jenia Ratcliffe is visiting Tibooburra in Far North West NSW this weekend to take part in the opening of the 'Abandoned' photography exhibition.  The exhibition is part of Tibooburra's Sight and Sound Festival which runs over the June Queen's birthday long weekend.  The official opening is tomorrow Friday 7 June, at Albert Hall, Briscoe Street, Tibooburra.  For $10 you can enjoy wine and cheese and the first chance to see the exhibition.  See details below.

The exhibition is a collection of work that was captured during the ABC Open Broken Hill photography workshops in April.  See my article of 18 April 2013 about that event via this link.

The Festival itself will take place on the main street of Tibooburra, and will include a variety of stalls, food and activities for all the family, so it's well worth the trip according to Jenia.

Okay, Tibooburra isn't exactly around the corner, it's about 335 km north of Broken Hill (or 1,189 km from Melbourne - I won't be going), but it's a long weekend so there's more time to explore this isolated but fascinating historic town.

After a few weeks in Tibooburra the exhibition will move on to nearby Milparinka, which is where some of the photographs were taken, where it we be on show from 28 June to 7 October 2013.

Here's some more information -

Here are the links to ABC Open Broken Hill's information about the exhibition and Sight and Sound Festival.

Jenia Ratcliffe's contact details are ABC Open Broken Hill - (08) 8082 4024 or ratcliffe.jenia@abc.net.au

Enjoy, cheers, Jane D