Local business owners come and join us at the Warragul Wild Dog Winery and meet their new wine maker Max Marriott.
Date: Thursday 14 April 2016 from 6pm at Wild Dog Winery, Warragul-Korumburra Road, Warragul.
Show your appreciation for someone special … get something different for your boyfriend, girlfriend, mum or dad, a neat Kris Kringle or reward your ace employees!
Shop Warragul Gift Cards ($20 or $50 value) can be used to buy all sorts of things in heaps of businesses across Warragul.
Ideas include a cool haircut, artisan cheeses and fresh produce for a dinner party, celebratory bubbles or boutique beer, a beautiful piece of jewellery, a new phone, a mountain bike, camping and 4WD gear, quirky home décor, sports gear, a night out with someone special, that Little Black Dress and matching heels, meat for the barbie, and toys for kids and grown ups alike!
An exciting illuminated public artwork The Presence of Giants designed by internationally renowned artist James Geurts is coming to Warragul.
James, who grew up in Warragul, successfully won an $84,000 grant from Creative Victoria’s Public Sculpture Fund. He now seeks local business and community support to raise the last $18,000 needed to complete the project. A fundraiser and launch is being held at West Gippsland Arts Centre on July 23 from 6pm to 7.30pm and all WBG members are invited to the event.
The inspiration behind the design comes from a piece of our local history eloquently summed up by The Age travel writer Paul Edwards who wrote about the Baw Baw Ada Tree:
“This is a story of two trees in Gippsland. One, in a paddock near Thorpdale in the Strzelecki Ranges, became a very long log. The other, still standing in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, may be the most massive living thing in Australia.
Thorpdale’s mighty mountain ash was felled by farmer Bill Cornthwaite back in 1884 and solemnly measured and verified by his brother George, a government surveyor.”
The story of the 114 metre tall Cornthwaite mountain ash is being turned into a reflection that recognises our remaining old growth forests and will promote Gippsland’s outstanding landscapes to local and international visitors alike.
Warragul Rotary Club has just committed $15,000 to the project and well known local artists Gary Miles and Kerrie Warren have donated artworks worth $10,000 to help raise money for the artwork.
Wine and canapes will be provided with drinks at bar prices. A marquette of The Presence of Giants and associated artworks by James Geurts will be on sale as limited editions at the launch.
For catering purposes, please RSVP Warragul Business Group on 5624 3833 by Monday 20 July.
Project supported by Creative Victoria Public Sculpture Fund, Warragul Rotary Club, Baw Baw Shire Council, Warragul Business Group, DELWP Powelltown, Warragul Arts Market, Warragul Farmers Market and Warragul Historical Society.