HO-HO-HO AND A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
You are invited to the North East Artisans Family Christmas Party!
Date/Time: Tuesday 12th December, 2017, 7.30pm
Venue: North East Artisans, 122 Bridge Street, Gallery 2
Dress code: something festive (the gaudier you are, the more the rest of us will have to laugh at…)
Please bring along a plate of festive munchies or drinks, and your own plate to eat off (seriously!)
A list has been placed on the wall next to the volunteer roster in gallery 2: please write down what you are bringing, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your culinary choice
RSVP: Friday 8th December to email@example.com or put a note in Cat Drew’s pigeon hole at NEA
This party is for all NEA members, so let’s get festive and have some fun!
Great to see this article in the Ensign and music events coordinator Michaela's response. The Gallery Gigs have been such a success, have engaged many young musicians and music lovers and clearly have a growing following. Thanks to all involved, and to Michaela for inspiration, energy and follow through!
Make a nuno felted scarf using prefelts.
Cost $65 includes materials- black or white silk scarf, wool and silk fibres. In the class we will make wool prefelts, cut out shapes and felt them onto a silk scarf. The class will commence at 10.30 am on Saturday 16 December and will be at least 4 hours.
Bring 2 towels, a piece of dowel or broom stick, small sharp scissors and your lunch.
Contact Annie Longmuir 0407554416 for booking--pay by direct deposit to Annie to secure your place or pay on the day with cash.
Come and make felt. A felt flower, bowl, pouch or any other project you like or finish off an unfinished felt item. Cost $35 plus materials and this may depend on your project. (Or bring your own fibre). A felt flower $3; a bowl $4, a pouch $5. A larger item may require more than one session or work at home. Contact Annie for booking and bring cash to pay on the day. Please bring towels and your lunch.
The film 'Final Portrait' is screening at Benalla Performing Arts Centre in November.
The film's premise is as follows...
"In 1964, American writer James Lord is asked by his friend, the world-renowned Swiss artists Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait."
The film stars Geoffrey Rush as Giacometti and Armie Hammer as James Lord.
Session times @ BPACC:
Thurs 16th Nov @ 1:30pm
Fri 17th Nov @ 10:30am & 1:30pm
Sat 18th Nov @ 4:30pm
Sun 19th Nov @ 4:30pm
Tues 21 Nov @ 10:30am & 7:30pm
Fri 24th Nov @ 1:30pm
Tues 28th Nov @ 1:30pm
Tickets Prices are:
Adult - $15
Concession - $13
Child - $11
Tuesdays - $11
Family Ticket - $45
Consider putting a group of 10 together to purchase a book of 10 Movie Money tickets for $95, that would mean each person in that group only has to pay $9.50 for their ticket.
"This is going to be a sensational film, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Geoffrey Rush ends up in Oscars contention for his performance, it's got that sort of feel about it."
Killer Pig Productions.
Still Life with Crash – 2012 Oil on Linen Frank Burgers
‘Still Life with Crash’ is one of my favourite paintings from this period.
It is a nostalgic reminiscing of relationships and the general chaos of life. It is about loose associations created between objects and things that one would not expect to make connections. It is Modernist at its roots, playing with line, colour and the physical manipulation of oil paint. It is entirely autobiographical, a neurotic navel gazing much like the rest of the contemporary art world. (Except for the stuff that is entirely political – or making some sort of statement devoid of ego).
Autobiographical in the sense that Images are sourced from the sub-conscious, random images and ideas until the painting achieves its own kind of logic.
Metaphor, I love metaphor and the potential for stories that a calculated mismatch of images conjures up.
Meaning lies in the baggage that every viewer brings to the picture. I just set the scene….
Frank Burgers, 2017
Ps: I will consider parting with this painting if I felt confident it went to a good, caring home. It would also take a considerate sum to consolidate my loss. It truly is one of a kind. It is a painting of original conception uniquely resolved, without the repeated application of formulae. It is hand crafted.
Its price, on application, is less than a top of the range flat screen TV, but reflects the cost of materials, the cost of production including studio rent and professional fees paid, gallery commissions, previous sales records and career achievements, tax, longevity, and value added due to the unique nature of this product.
Considering the above, offers can be left in writing, on the couch in my upstairs studio. Please include contact details and phone number.
Frank Burger's ‘Coin Counter’ series
The drawings are 100x70cm, framed to about 120x90cm. There are 3 in the series, all charcoal, pastel and gouache on Fabriano Rosapina paper.
'Coin Counter 1', 'Coin Counter 2', and 'An economy of sheep’.
Coin Counters are the metal tubes used to 'prop up' the subject matter in two of the drawings. They are components of coin rolling machines from my 'Armaguard' days: coins are fed into a chute at the top of the machine, then fall down into the 'coin counters' where a laser light shines through a hole, counts the coins and stops the flow of coins before lowering the stack of coins down for paper wrapping.
In my drawings these components symbolized the economic nature of society, which, in relation with the other objects depicted, made for interesting metaphors and interpretations of meaning.
The third drawing,'An economy of sheep' continues this conversation with different still life objects.It was completed somewhat later (2011-2012), and shares with the other two the same media, technique and intention.
To clarify, Coin Counter 1 has the boat, Coin Counter 2 has the elephant, An economy of sheep has the kitchen scales and sheep skull.
Price: $2000 each
As part of The Benalla Festival, North East Artisans are ending The Gallery Gigs for 2017 with a bang! Get your disco boots and mirror ball earrings out because The Sugar Fed Leopards are coming to town!
This year's theme for the festival is 'Good Vibrations,' a celebration of music and dance, and The Leopards shall deliver just that, with the added bonus of shiny costumes, sparkly hair, sequinned shoes and the hottest dance moves you'll find this side of the Moon.
Grandma and toddler friendly - and everyone else in between!
Be there or be beige.
Tickets $10 to feed the leopards.
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