A felting workshop for all skill levels: beginners to prior experience of felting. There is an option of supplying your own feltable wool or buying fibre from Annie. You can learn how to make flowers, a felt bowl, a small pocket or larger projects for experienced, but these will take at least 2 classes. Or you may have a felting project idea. This is the first of several classes per month, some during the week, some on a Saturday. $35 per session. Contact Annie if you are interested - 0407554416.
Benalla Art Gallery
TextaQueen: Between You and Me
8th Jul 2017 - 17th Sep 2017
Milawa Gourmet 'A Feast of Art' – Art Show 2017
1st September to 10th September 2017
Entries close: Friday 4th August
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Where the Rivers Meet
27 July – 13 August 2017 Gallery 2
Australians Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914-1919)
12 August – 17 September 2017 Gallery 1
Arts Space Wodonga
Furious Riding: The Kelly Women Narratives Janet Goodchild-Cuffley
Official opening: Saturday, August 5, 3pm to 5pm
MAMA - Murray Art Museum Albury
Nick Dorey: The drowning of Hermaphroditus
Friday 7 July - Sunday 17 September
Yao Jui-Chung + Lost Society Document +Sandy Hsiu-Chih Lo
Friday 7 July - Sunday 17 September
Joanna Lamb: The Real Thing
Thursday 27 July - Sunday 10 September
Albury-Wodonga Artists Society: White Light
Thursday 3 August - Sunday 10 September
Swanpool Theatre, Bowls Club and Albert Heaney Reserve
26th August to 10th September
The Baldarchy Prize '17
The Benalla Camera Club - 'Snap Shot'
The Broken River Painters - Art Exhibition
Violet Town Community Centre
Honeysuckle Art Show - "Ageing' 8th to 10th September
Gabriel Bergmoser and the cast of his one act play 'Heroes' certainly set a high bar at the first of the Broken River Writers' Discovery Workshops at NEA this evening! The audience felt so privileged to have been there! Workshop activities with Gabe helped to set the scene for a performance of 'Heroes by Matt Phillips (Jake) and Blake Stringer (Nick). This was followed by a discussion of the play, from inception to recent performances across Victoria and nominations and presentations of a range of awards. . 'Heroes' is a complex, extremely well written play by an exceptionally gifted young playwright - it is also being performed in the Mansfield 2017 Festival of One-Act Plays this weekend.
Carla Gardner, commenting on FB.... "It was absolutely brilliant, so glad I was there. Heroes was such a fantastic example of conflict not only between characters, but of the conflict within themselves of what they want and what they actually need. Thank you Gabriel Bergmoser, Matt & Blake for a fantastic night. And thank you Broken River Writers, North East Artisans and Tomorrow Today for the first of many Discovery Workshops.' and...
Carla writing on Broken River Writers FB post....'Our first Discovery Workshop was awesome. Big thank you to everyone for coming, to Gabriel Bergmoser for great writing advice and exercises, and Blake & Matt for a fantastic performance of Heroes, which illustrated the exercises on conflict perfectly. And a big thank you to Broken River Writersfor making it happen and those volunteers who came early to set up and stayed late to pack up, North East Artisans for hosting the event and Tomorrow Today for the funding''
Global Sisters is looking forward to returning to NEA to host a 'My Big Idea' business taster workshop next Tuesday 15 August from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm as part of the Small Business Victoria Festival. Some places still available.
After identifying a need for training to start more actively using NEA's Instagram account, the media team called upon Candice (@candicejanecreative), who had helped to set it up. Here's Tim's first choice as a post - Mal Webster's 'All Star Sneakers'.
Thank you so much for spending time training us, Candice. Your presentation and practical support were excellent!. We are going to recommend another training session for our volunteer exhibitors and would recommend you highly to anyone seeking Instagram training.
There are links to our Instagram page on the News Page and in the footer - here's the direct link. https://www.instagram.com/northeastartisans/
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*Special announcement* Put this date in your diary folks - On Saturday the 9th of September, North East Artisans will be holding its first official 'Gallery Gig.' This is not a test run! Repeat, this is not a test run. The Gallery Gigs aim to promote local and guest musicians of a high calibre, in a unique space where you will be surrounded by local artwork. There will be drinks at bar prices and a modest door charge of $10.
Who's playing you ask....?
Music Events Coordinator
Learn to put life into your pastel works in this 2 day workshop with pastel artist Jenny Paull (www.jenniferpaullartist.wordpress.com). The workshop will cover the basics of pastel application and use of colour for still life, landscape and portraiture. Material list will be supplied on booking.
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd Octo ber 2017 10 am to 4.30 pm.
Nort East Artisans' studio
Bridge Street (opposite Hides' Bakery), Benalla Vic 3672
Cost $140 for 2 days
Bookings - Contact - Margaret Zaal 0438295060 email@example.com
Writers' Corner meeting at Benalla Library, July 26, 2017
Broken River Writers are a group of passionate story tellers from the Benalla region seeking to broaden and enrich our story telling horizons and make a difference in our community. To do this we are working under the umbrella of North East Artisans and with the Benalla Library. It doesn’t matter what your preferred genre is, all writers are welcome – among our number there are people who write poetry, science fiction, fantasy, memoirs, romance, horror so on and so forth.
We meet together on the last Wednesday of the month for Writers’ Corner at the Benalla Library, 5-6:30pm, where we chat about life and writing, share what we’re working on, ideas, ask questions, inspire each other, sometimes even learning something new.
Each month we set a theme or prompt of some kind and encourage people to have a go, which you can find on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BrokenRiverWrtiers/ This month we have three different prompts to choose from. It is hoped that through this exercise we can each choose a piece we’ve written to include in our very own Broken River Writers book of short stories which we hope to publish some time in 2018.
Discovery Workshops are our new project. These supplement Writers’ Corner meetings by bringing in a variety of Guest Speakers on the 2nd Friday of the month to share their expertise in the art of story-telling, and stretch writers of all levels through a variety of skill building exercises. During a Discovery Workshop, Guest Speakers will share their journey, inspire and inform, share from their wealth of knowledge and help us improve our story telling skills.
A Discovery Workshop will run for 2-3 hours and look something like this:
If you know of any story-tellers who might be interested (local or otherwise), or, if you have any particular story-tellers you’d like to hear from, let us know and we’ll add them to our list. Thanks to the Tomorrow Today Foundation we have some funding to pay a small fee and contribute towards travel costs.
Our first Discovery Workshop is on Friday 11th August, 6-9pm with playwright Gabriel Bergmoser at North East Artisans, 122 Bridge St, Benalla.
A Writers’ Corner for younger writers (under 15) and three Discovery Workshops catering specifically for Children, Teens and Young Adults are also under development.
Discovery Workshops are sponsored by Broken River Writers, North East Artisans and the Tomorrow Today Foundation.
Please contact Carla Gardner, NE.A Secretary and Events Coordinator/Broken River Writers Coordinator on 57666453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading ‘Broken River Writers Discovery Workshops’ if you would like to be involved and for additional information.
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Broken River Writers' first of five Discovery Workshops will be held on August 11th, 6-9pm at North East Artisans, featuring Gabriel Bergmoser, Bitten By Productions and the one act play, Heroes. Discovery Workshops bring you Guest Speakers who have a passion for telling stories. They'll share their journey and skills throughout the night, so bring paper and pens and get ready to be inspired. Brought to you by Broken River Writers, North East Artisans & the Tomorrow Today Foundation
Discovery Workshop is free, but bring $5 for a scrumptious supper.
There's a calendar of dates for 2017 below - though there is a change in timeframe from July on. To allow for the playing of longer games, the timeslot is now 4 pm to 10 pm. For further details of what's on this month, check out Table Top Games at NEA's Facebook Page.
BOTANICAL DRAWING with MARGARET ZAAL
Thursday Mornings 9am - 12noon. $45. all materials supplied.
0438 295 060
Cornelia's grand design!. Great shot, Michaela.
Photographs: Frank Burgers, also Michaela Alexander, Carla Gardner and Bev Lee.
Long term non-artisan volunteer Fe Tuck is taking a break from volunteering at North East Artisans. Fe has been with NEA almost every Wednesday morning for 2 years and has been a consistent and energetic volunteer. Fe enjoyed being involved with our creative organisation and was always up for a chat and a laugh with customers.
Fe was willing to help out whenever she could, whether it be taking on additional shifts or assisting with events. She even rolled up her sleeves and got stuck in to painting walls and cleaning when we moved from our old home to our new!
Fe is a regular NEA customer who appreciates and promotes the art and products crafted by local artisans. She will continue to volunteer at the Benalla Visitor information Centre and is planning to find new volunteering opportunities in the area.
Thank you Fe for your dedication to North East Artisans! We know we will still see you about and that you will continue to be a delightful ambassador for NEA, Benalla and the arts.
Photograph: Fe (on left) pictured in the gallery with visiting artisan Susie Buykx
Occasional Blogger - Deb Dodd.
Come and learn knitting and crochet, or even new techniques.
Get help with any knitting or crochet projects that you may have.
Workshop suitable for any skill level.
with teacher - Annie Longmuir
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night
6 to 7.30 pm
Cost $8 (paid on the night)
Bring your knitting or crochet project. Tea/coffee provided.
Class numbers are limited so please email or SMS/ring Annie Longmuir to confirm your place by the Sunday before the class.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0407554416
Please give your name, contact details and skill level or the type of project that you may need assistance with.
At: North East Artisans
122 Bridge Street,
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