Art of Lunch | Avalon Restaurant | ”Nouveau Retro” | Jo Langley | Paddy Connor

MUSICIAN | Paddy Connor
THEME | Nouveau Retro

CUISINE | Avalon interpret the theme in their creatively designed 3 course meal presentation. Tell the Avalon about your dietary exclusions in advance.
LOCATION | Avalon Restaurant, Katoomba

TICKETS | Fron the Avalon here
TICKETS are $89

Avalon on (02) 4782 5532

Date(s) - 27/10/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



To book a table in advance you can book tickets on the event calendar of the AVALON RESTAURANT website at the following links:

Sunday 27 October | Nouveau Retro | Jo Langley | Paddy Connor

or call AVALON RESTAURANT on (02) 4782 5532 or email

Let them know when booking about any special dietary requirements etc.

Dylan Brookes & David Cartwright

Restauranteurs Dylan Brookes, David Cartwright and their culinary team have taken up the Art of Lunch challenge of creative cuisine in earnest. Each month they present an exciting three-course menu in harmony with the featured art and music that has people talking about their ingenuity and flair.

Jo Langley

From her vantage point at Blackheath, Jo Langley finds delight and inspiration in the diversity of Blue Mountains environments. Intersections of art and environment, nature and culture, are at play in her digital montages that capture the essence of the world around us. From sweeping views of ancient rock faces and forests to the moody, gnarled conifers that line residential streets and parks.

Immersing herself in the preparatory stage, Jo observes, selects and photoographs vistas of wilderness landscapes and cloud formations, as well as close-ups of embelmatic flora and decorative detail. She incorporates the light and colour that changes depending on the time of day, weather and extremes of season. She spends countless hours collaging digital images, a meticulous process of layering and merging elements into the completed image, using processes similar to the traditional techniques of assembling collages.

Jo’s ‘Blue Mountains’ suite incorporates her fascination with Folk Art – that is the traditional decorative expression of the culture and community of ordinary people and their inherent aesthetic possibilites. Her montages are edged with borders replicating antique or retro friezes, whether drawn from decorative historical photographs and frames, posters and postcards,, or old fashioned stamped tin designs such as the lids of biscuit tins.

Paddy Connor

It is the fusion of Folk Art and Blue Mountains heritage that harmonises Jo Langley’s exhibition with Paddy Connor’s flamboyant musical genres. With intuitive skill he pulls apart the cogs and wheels of Irish, Blue Grass and Folk Music and re-makes these elements into his own earthy, modern sound. His instrumental repertoire ranges from twanging banjotunes to storytelling guitar and stomping jigs played on the uilleann pipes.

Paddy draws his inspiration from the hanging swamps and heritage railway lines of the Blue Mountains. His convict laments give way to pagan gospel, hilbilly boilers and the odd retro 1980’s tune.

Sunday 27 October | Nouveau Retro | Jo Langley | Paddy Connor

Introducing The Art of Lunch – a new feast for all the senses held on the last Sunday of each month

The Art of Lunch is a showcase for the extraordinary talents of our local artists, musicians and chefs.

Join us for a delicious three-course themed lunch, while you meet a new artist who will introduce their works displayed within our dining room. Then, relax and enjoy a unique musical performance by our featured musician.

This month’s theme is ’ Nouveau Retro’, and our featured artist is Jo Langley. Music will be provided by Blue Mountains Folk legend Paddy Connor.

Enjoy a three-course menu created by the Avalon culinary team.

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available on request.




Avalon Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

18 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780