Participants so enjoyed Jenny's January 14th workshop that a number of participants immediately booked places for her next workshop at NEA on March 25th! Spaces still available--book and pay at NEA by Friday, 17th March. . Fliers and materials requirements lists are available at NEA or can be downloaded below.
NEA has four new studio spaces available - starting at $40 pcm.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info or drop in and fill out a studio application.
Saturday 25 February, 10am-4pm
Benalla Art Gallery - Simpson Gallery
Benalla Art Gallery Members $50, non-members $55
Open to teens and adults.
Bookings essential: 03 5760 2619
Image: Kate Jenvey, Watch your back 2016, graphite on paper
Kate Jenvey: Drawn to the Wild
Exhibition closes 2 April 2017,
Simpson Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery
"Kate Jenvey is an internationally renown artist who creates highly detailed images of wild animals and birds. From the artist’s early childhood in East Africa, nature has been a source of wonder and excitement leading to a great respect for the natural world. Kate’s use of coloured and graphite pencils precisely capture the detail, nuances and intricate structures in a manner that honours nature’s beauty."
The first session of the 'Sell Your Skills' course being offered as part of a community partnership between NEA and Waminda Community House was held in the Events Gallery on Tuesday 14th February..
Taught by experienced Waminda trainer Sally Wallace, 'Sell Your Skills' is being offered at NEA on Tuesdays between 10.30 am and 1.30 pm from Tuesday 14th February to Tuesday 21st March. If you or someone you know might be interested, the course costs $20.
A one-day 'Train the Trainer' course being offered by Waminda in the Events Gallery on Monday 27th March from 10 am to 3.30 pm may interest NEA artisans who are keen to present workshops. Again taught by Sally Wallace - the course description reads 'Learn the skills and techniques required to engage with an audience and transfer information and knowledge - Pack a Light Lunch'.
Next Term Sally will be teaching an 'Introduction to Jewellery' Making course in which provides basic skills which future courses by NEA artisans might build upon..
Sell Your Skills workshop with Sally Wallace - Foyer gallery, Tuesday 21 Feb
NEA President Tim Schloss's studio at NEA has been buzzing this year with workshops in swordmaking, billy goat stool making and more.
Schloss - Good Old Toys and Collectibles were at the Alternative Farming Expo at Seymour this weekend and will almost certainly feature in the Makers' Mart and Sunday Market at NEA during the Wall to Wall Festival in early April.
This article about Tim and his work was included recently in a promotional supplement about the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.
Oil Painting with Tim Bowtell
Sunday March 5th 10am-1pm
Be guided in the process of oil painting for the beginner to the more advanced.
Book your place and make payments at NEA. Cost $35.
*Materials list will be emailed to you.
For more information call Tim on 5768 2655 or 0438 368 230 or
Over 250 people gathered at the Benalla Art Gallery on Friday, 10th February for the opening of concurrent exhibitions, including NEA artisan Kate Jenvey's 'Drawn to the Wild' exhibition. Many NEA members attended the exhibition to congratulate and support Kate, pictured here in front of one of her magnificent drawings.
Kate will be conducting a workshop 'Depicting the Wild' at the Benalla Art Gallery on Saturday 25th February in which she will teach how to draw animals realistically and in detail. Contact the Benalla Art Gallery for more details.
Kate's 'Drawn to the Wild' exhibition in the Simpson Gallery at the Benalla Art Gallery continues until the 2nd April.
NEA is moving into festival mode, planning NEA activities during the Wall to Wall Festival 2017 from 7th to 9th April. A highlight promises to be the opening of Cornelia's massive 'crunque' artefact installation in the space next to NEA under the 'three faces' walls. An exhibition of the work of Door of Hope participants at will open at NEA on 6th October at 6 pm, with two screenings of the Benalla Shorts Film Festival in the events gallery on Saturday 8th April at 2 pm and 8 'm. There will almost certainly be a makers' mart, music events. and a Sunday market. More news will follow.
Have you checked out Juddy Roller's 2016 Wall to Wall Art 'official' video?.
You can also check out the 2015 Wall to Wall festival video here.
A number of courses will be on offer during the next few months at NEA, with the Door of Hope courses commencing on February 15th and 21st.. The Door of Hope courses are free and targeted to creative people who are keen to develop confidence and skills to be able to exhibit and sell their work, particularly people who cannot always afford art courses. Please encourage people you know to consider applying for places in these courses.
Courses held at NEA in conjunction with Waminda community house during 2017 also begin soon, including , 'Sell your Skills' and 'Introduction to Jewellery' Tim's Oil Painting workshops have recommenced and Annie is offering a Felt Flower and Vessel Making workshop in addition to teaching in the Door of Hope Program and holding Knitting and Crocheting workshops on Tuesday nights.
Late January saw an encouraging spike in numbers of visitors to the website and shares on Facebook. The posts and video on Tim's Winton Wetlands Project and Ruth Schloss's story The Sky's the Limit were particularly popular, generating many more than the usual number of likes, and in Tim's project blog entries 23 shares, which is huge!
If you follow Facebook you will have seen slideshows of most of the workshops held during January -- you can also review them by clicking on this link to the January Workshops Photo Gallery.. The 'Three Crafts' workshops were also reported to be most enjoyable - Lynn Lewis (polymer jewellery); Sue Lamour (sacred stones) and Annie Longmuir (felting). A beautiful felted bag was completed by Susie during Annie's felting workshop from fibre hand dyed by Annie. :. .
Kate Jenvey's 'Drawn to the Wild' exhibition began yesterday at the Benalla Art Gallery, Julie Guppy is exhibiting work at 'She's Arty', while Jenny Paull and David Hall are preparing for exhibitions opening in Melbourne in the coming months. Julie Guppy called in to NEA recently to change over her work, some of which is now on display in her exhibition of work at 'She's Arty' in Bridge Street.
Caught!... Julie signing her contract and changing over some artwork. with. rostered artisan, Seamus Foley.
'From Fibre to Felt' is one of two free 'Door of Hope' courses offered by NEA in February to creative people with artistic dreams who are keen to develop a work for exhibition and possible sale, Taught by NEA artisan Annie Longmuir, 'From Fibre to Felt' commences on Wednesday 15th February from 10.30 to 12.3o pm and runs for six weeks.
'From Fibre to Felt' offers the opportunity to learn the basic techniques of wet felting; to change fibre to felt and to make an individual piece of 'felt art'. Felt can be made to create jewelry, bags, framed art, wall hangings, 3D objects such as decorative bowls or wearable art such as scarves .
Participants in the 'From Fibre to Felt' course will exhibit an individual piece of 'felt art' at North East Artisans during the Wall to Wall Street Art Festival in April.
Funded by the Tomorrow Today Foundation, the 'From Fibre to Felt' course is free-of-charge (including materials) to individuals 18 years and over residing in the Greater Benalla Rural City. Fliers and application forms are available on the Door of Hope web page, at the NEA gallery and gift shop, or from the Tomorrow Today Foundation.
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