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Media Release: The Long Weekender & INTERMISSION


Event duration: Thursday 10 –Sunday 13 July

Exhibition duration: Thursday 10 July – 16 August

Where: FireWorks Gallery, 52a Doggett St, Newstead

Exhibition opens: Saturday 12 July, drinks and light refreshments in the gallery 4 – 5pm

Event Cost: For ticket information, please go to

Exhibition Cost: Free


THE LONG WEEKENDER events: Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 July

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INTERMISSION Exhibition duration: Thursday 10 July – 16 August. OPENING Saturday 12 July, drinks and light refreshments in the gallery 4 – 5pm
During 10-13 July, seventeen musicians from Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane will be performing small ensemble repertoire from Bach to Xenakis to jazz for The Long Weekender at FireWorks Gallery in Newstead.
Alongside a backdrop of striking artworks from Warlukurlangu Artists, Yuendumu, NT there will be also be an installation of six contemporary paintings by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Yvonne Mills-Stanley and Matthew Johnson titled INTERMISSION.
Featuring exclusively at Concert No. 3 on Saturday 12 July is a new jazz work - premiering on jazz vocals, sax and piano by Kristin Berardi, Rafael Karlen and Sean Foran. The inspiration for this music commission has been drawn from senior Pintubi artist Tjampitjinpa’s artwork Bushfire break
Prior to Concert No.3 there will be a meet&mingle in the gallery on Saturday 12 July from 4-5 pm
The Long Weekender is presented by DeClassified Music. A magnificent Steinway concert grand piano from Theme & Variations Piano Services Queensland will grace the warehouse gallery space.
Clovely Estate will be providing wine alongside espresso martinis from Blue Sky Coffee at Concert No. 3.


The Long Weekender

The Long Weekender concerts and masterclass at FireWorks Gallery

10 - 13 July 2014

Presented by DeClassified Music

Concert 1 - CLASSICS WITH A TWIST     
Thursday July 10th, 7pm

Concert 2 - PLEKTO with Ensemble Offspring (Sydney)
Friday July 11th, 7pm

Saturday July 12th, 6pm

THE SUNDAY MASTERCLASS: Piano, Percussion, Violin
Sunday July 13th, 1 - 4pm


Media Contact (FireWorks Gallery): Michael Eather
Phone: 0418 192 845 Email:
Media Contact (DeClassified Music): Brieley Cutting
Phone: 0422 226 922 Email: