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Famous raid showcased

Tuesday, 18th December, 2012

Howard Steer with his painting of the 1988 games night raid, which will be used to promote next year’s St Pat’s races. Howard Steer with his painting of the 1988 games night raid, which will be used to promote next year’s St Pat’s races.

By Ben Sheffield

A Howard Steer painting of the infamous 1988 raid on the St Pat's games night has been unveiled as the picture to advertise the race meeting next year.

It will feature on around 4000 posters and pamphlets which will be distributed in the lead up to the event.

In the 1988 raid, police arrested nine volunteers and confiscated the takings from the games night, in a move that generated headlines around the country.

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Big Apple beckons for artist Tanya

Thursday, 10th May, 2012

“SURREAL”: Tanya Marie Reeves is delighted to have her artworks chosen for an exhibition in New York. “SURREAL”: Tanya Marie Reeves is delighted to have her artworks chosen for an exhibition in New York.

 By Gayle Hogan 

Local artist Tanya Marie Reeves has had six artworks selected for an exhibition in New York.

The Agora Gallery in New York City will feature the original works in “Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand.”

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Rio Tinto awaits

Saturday, 14th January, 2012

ART EXPERIENCE: Local Artist Peter McGlinchey will travel to Rio Tinto at the end of the month as part of an ongoing cultural exchange. ART EXPERIENCE: Local Artist Peter McGlinchey will travel to Rio Tinto at the end of the month as part of an ongoing cultural exchange.

They are the humble birthplaces of two of the world’s largest mining giants so despite being on opposite sides of the world, it made sense for Spain’s Rio Tinto and Broken Hill to pair up.

The unofficial sister cities may have many cultural differences, but there’s some striking similarities between the two as well.

Both are in the relatively early stages of branching out into areas such as tourism and art as they confront the challenges common to declining mining towns.

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