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May
23
Thu
“Ghosts of the Underground” Photography Exhibition @ Collie Art Gallery
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of Underground Coal Mining in Collie. As a photographer, John Bylund was permitted to photograph Underground in the last few weeks of operation in 1994.

These images have been kept in storage since then, but with the 30th anniversary looming, John decided it was time to share them with the miners, their families and the Collie community.

To commemorate this 30th anniversary, John Bylund has published a book, and will be holding an exhibition entitled “Ghosts of the Underground” at the Collie Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display until the 31st May.

Collie Art Gallery is open Thursdays to Mondays, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Collie Eagles Bingo @ Collie Eagles Football Clubrooms
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Collie Eagles Bingo @ Collie Eagles Football Clubrooms | Collie | Western Australia | Australia

Head to the Collie Eagles Clubrooms on Thursday nights to enjoy a game of Bingo or two.

Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7.00pm.

Good prizes and a fun night for out for all.

 

May
24
Fri
“Ghosts of the Underground” Photography Exhibition @ Collie Art Gallery
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of Underground Coal Mining in Collie. As a photographer, John Bylund was permitted to photograph Underground in the last few weeks of operation in 1994.

These images have been kept in storage since then, but with the 30th anniversary looming, John decided it was time to share them with the miners, their families and the Collie community.

To commemorate this 30th anniversary, John Bylund has published a book, and will be holding an exhibition entitled “Ghosts of the Underground” at the Collie Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display until the 31st May.

Collie Art Gallery is open Thursdays to Mondays, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Short Track Test’n’Tune (Cars) @ Collie Motorplex
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Short Track Test'n'Tune (Cars) @ Collie Motorplex | Collie Burn | Western Australia | Australia

The Collie Motorplex hosts at least 12 Short Track Test’n Tune days throughout the year.
It is a great day to see the drivers test out their cars on the track.
Spectators are always welcome and its free entry to come and watch.
Entry for drivers is $75.00 (cash or Eftpos) and they must bring their Motorsport Australia Speed Licence or have available on the Motorsport Australia App
Proof of Membership to a Motorsport Australia Club Affiliation or join Collie Motorplex on the day
Long pants, long sleeves, enclosed shoes and AS1698 standard helmet required

May
25
Sat
Collie River Trail Parkrun @ Soldiers Park
May 25 @ 8:00 am
Collie River Trail Parkrun @ Soldiers Park | Collie | Western Australia | Australia

Collie River Trail parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5km walk, jog or run.

Starting from Soldiers Park at 8am every Saturday, the course is two loops of the Collie River Trail from bridge to bridge. This volunteer-run event is open to all.

Register at www.parkrun.com/register, print off your barcode and you are ready to participate in any parkrun worldwide.

Prams welcome, one dog on a short lead, children under 11 must be within arms reach of an adult.

D1WA Drifting @ Collie Motorplex
May 25 @ 9:00 am
D1WA Drifting @ Collie Motorplex | Western Australia | Australia

Perth’s premier drifting club will be providing two days spectacular driving skills.

Make sure you head down to check out all the action over the weekend and bring all your mates along too!

Free Entry for spectators.

Food and drink available from the canteen.

 

 

River Critters & Fish Hotels Workshop @ Minningup Pool
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join the Leschenault Catchment Council on the 25th of May for a free hands-on workshop at Minningup Pool in Collie. Help construct fish hotels and contribute to the restoration of aquatic habitat in the beautiful Collie River. Lunch is included with registration.
This community project is made possible thanks to State Natural Resource Management Program WA Community Stewardship funding and generous support from South32, in collaboration with Traditional Owners and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Healthy Rivers Team and OzFish Unlimited.
“Ghosts of the Underground” Photography Exhibition @ Collie Art Gallery
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of Underground Coal Mining in Collie. As a photographer, John Bylund was permitted to photograph Underground in the last few weeks of operation in 1994.

These images have been kept in storage since then, but with the 30th anniversary looming, John decided it was time to share them with the miners, their families and the Collie community.

To commemorate this 30th anniversary, John Bylund has published a book, and will be holding an exhibition entitled “Ghosts of the Underground” at the Collie Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display until the 31st May.

Collie Art Gallery is open Thursdays to Mondays, 10.00am to 4.00pm

“Ghosts of the Underground” 30th Anniversary Reunion @ Collie Miners Institute
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WCL Underground Miners and Partners are invited to join the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the closing of the Collie Underground Mines in 1994. Light refreshments provided and alcohol will available to purchase.

Location: Collie Miners Institute

Time: 2pm – 7pm

$35 per person(includes a gift bag)

Tickets can be purchased from the Bendigo Bank Collie or

Direct transfer to:Collie Retired Mineworkers Assos Inc.

BSB: 633000 Account Number: 192489524 Reference: Your Full Name

Closing Date for tickets: 14th May 2024

Prior to the reunion, complimentary bus tours of the old underground mine sites, Lake Kepwari, Motorplex and Premier lookout will be provided by Premier Coal. The bus will leave from the Miners Institute 10am, 11am and 12pm on Saturday 25th May. To reserve your seats email: premier.community@yancoal.com.au.

“Ghosts of the Underground” book will be available to purchase at the reunion.

Other activities: Collie Art Gallery Underground Mine Photographic Display by John Bylund. Thursday to Monday 10am – 4pm

Collie Visitor Centre Replica Underground Coal Mine Tour and Coalfields Museum available from 10am to 2pm.

The Antipodean Manifesto Exhibition Opening @ Collie Art Gallery
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In February 1959, seven artists came together to create the Antipodean group. They showcased their works in an exhibition titled “Antipodeans” at the Victorian Artists’ Society from August 4 to 15, 1959. Art historian Bernard Smith wrote the Antipodean Manifesto, which was printed in the exhibition’s catalogue and signed by Smith and each of the artists. The manifesto highlighted paintings, drawings, prints, and ceramics by Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval, and Clifton Pugh, all members of the Antipodean group.

The exhibition will be on display at the Collie Art Gallery from Saturday 25th May until Sunday 23rd June.

Exhibition opening Saturday 25th May 2pm – 4pm

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