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WIRED OPEN DAY

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SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER 2011

WIRED OPEN DAY is your opportunity to experience the immense range and creative applications of the ‘wires’ and The WIRED Lab arts initiative.

Featuring artists from our annual residency program WIRED OPEN DAY presents performances and installations in response to the wires and their immediate environment.

WIRED OPEN DAY includes 15 artists from around Australia who will realise a new composition by Alan Lamb, David Burraston and Sarah Last, with appearances by William Barton on didgeridoo and his mother Delmae Barton on vocals.

Joyce Hinterding and David Haines will expose us to the electromagnetic world(s) that surrounds us. Garry Bradbury & David Burraston present their ‘Dormative Fields’ wire music installation. Chris Watson’s installation unveils Box Gum Grassy Woodlands habitat through a 24-hour time compression of field recordings.

ALAN LAMB : DAVID BURRASTON : JOYCE HINTERDING : DAVID HAINES : GARRY BRADBURY : WILLIAM BARTON : DELMAE BARTON : SARAH LAST : CHRIS WATSON (UK)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

WIRED OPEN DAY is an open air event on a working farm tickets are strictly limited and MUST be prebooked by Wednesday 26th October

Ticket price includes entry to The WIRED Open Day and bus travel to and from Cootamundra to The WIRED Lab. The WIRED OPEN DAY bus departs from Cootamundra Post Office, Wallendoon Street at 5.00pm and returns at 10.00pm.

email inquiries: info@wiredlab.org

DETAILS

SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER 2011

MEALS

Available on site at an additional cost

Supper will be available courtesy of the Cootamundra Creative Arts and Cultural Centre (CCACC), all proceeds to the CCACC building fund.

Drinks, tea and coffee will be available on site.

ABSOLUTELY NO food, drink or animals to be bought on premises.

ATTIRE

WIRED OPEN DAY is an outdoor event, covered shoes must be worn. The grass can be long of you suffer from grass/pollen allergies we suggest you wear long trousers and come prepared with your regular antihistamine medications.

Generally spring is warm with sunny days and in the evenings the temperature can drop, so bring some  warm clothing.

COOTAMUNDRA ACCOMMODATION and TRAVEL TIPS

The WIRED OPEN DAY weekend is extremely busy in Cootamundra with accommodation options now limited to a couple of motel rooms and hotel style pub accommodation.

Extra early bird special : 2 rooms remain at the Wattle Tree Motel, these will be held until COB Wednesday 12th October, yes TODAY, 1st in 1st served, ring Mick or Judy on (02) 6942 2688 and say you wish to take ‘The Wired Lab’ bookings.

Wired Lab has reserved the remaining rooms at 2 pubs, prices start at $30 per night with rooms varying from singles to family rooms sleeping 5. These rooms will be held for ONE week ONLY (until Wednesday 19th Oct).

The Globe Hotel: (02) 6942 1446
The Central Hotel: (02) 6942 1346

We strongly suggest you book your accommodation ASAP.

Neighbouring towns to Cootamundra include:

Harden, Junee (both on the train line), and Jugiong, Young and Gundagai (slight detour off the Hume HWY). Contact their respective Visitor Information Centre for accommodation tips:

Harden: (02) 6386 2343
Junee: (02) 6924 8100
Jugiong Motor Inn (02) 6945 4269 & Sir George Tavern (02) 6945 4207
Young: (02) 6382 3394
Gundagai: (02) 6944 0250

TRAVEL

Can’t find anything accommodation that suits you?

If travelling from Sydney or Melbourne by train, the scheduling of WIRED OPEN DAY allows you to catch the day train service to Cootamundra, and return on the night train service.

In 24 hours you will enjoy City>Country>City travel in the comfort of a train + an open air concert, *IMPRESSIVE*

You can travel to Cootamundra and surrounding towns by rail, road or air.

Train:

CountryLink 13 22 32

Two services daily from Melbourne and Sydney to Cootamundra.

* From Sydney the XPT leaves at 07:45am and 20:40pm arriving in Cootamundra at 12:47pm and 01:39am respectively.

* From Southern Cross station Melbourne the XPT leaves at 8:30am and 19:55pm arriving in Cootamundra 14:37pm and 1:46am respectively.

Car:

Cootamundra is located on the Olympic Highway, from Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne you get to Cootamundra by primarily driving along the Hume highway.

* From Sydney it’s 385 km, approximately 4 – 4 ½  hours.

* From Melbourne its 563km’s, approximately 6-7 hours drive.

* From Canberra it is 185km’s, approximately 2 hours drive.

* From Wagga Wagga it is 96km, approximately a 1 hour drive.

Plane:

* The closest airport is Wagga Wagga 1 ½ hours drive away. Qantas and REX service this airport with flights from Sydney and Melbourne.

* Canberra is a 2 hour drive away. Qantas and Virgin Blue service this airport with flights from all capital cities.

The WIRED Lab and WIRED OPEN DAY are supported by:

 

The NSW Government through Arts NSW

The Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

Cootamundra Creative Arts & Cultural Centre

Cootamundra Shire Council

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