There are only a few hours left to check out the fascinating pieces created by the students from Benalla Flexible Learning Centre as part of their exhibition, 'Creativity Unlocked' .
As you will notice a lot of the artworks and creations have accompanying artist's statements which give the pieces a story and create a wonderful richness surrounding the artwork.
For example, Tara wrote about her mosaic 'Serene'... "After hearing about this exhibition, I wanted this to be in it, but as the deadline got closer and closer, I started having just a few doubts about getting it done in time. You probably could have made one of those dramatic slow motion yet 'inspirational' montages they put in movies with me slaving over this mosaic while silently complaining about my back hurting and wondering what the meaning of life is about all the while appearing completely nonchalant. But nonetheless I'm pleased with the result of this project!" Thank you Tara!!
Well done and thank you to the students on yet another successful and inspiring exhibition - it's wonderful to see such amazing creations by young local talent! And thank you to everyone who supported the exhibition by visiting and or purchasing the students' work--the look on their faces when they find out they've sold is something is priceless!!!
NEA's President (and resident poet) Seamus Foley, in welcoming people to the the 'Wisdom and Experience' exhibition in Gallery 2 at NEA, drew upon the poem 'When You Are Old' by William Butler Yeats.
When You Are Old
William Butler Yeats
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
Source: The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats (1989)
Photographs - Beverley Lee (NEA) and Jan Osmotherly,(c/Age Friendly Benalla Project)
NEA members are encouraged to draw upon the special places and spaces in our community they love (or perhaps want others to think about) and enter this inhouse exhibition to be held during the Benalla's 'Our Back Yard' themed Festival in November. There will be a People's Choice award of $250 - this will be awarded on Friday November 16 at a party to celebrate the work of all the members who contribute to North East Artisans in so many different ways. (If you would like to enter and have been thinking of becoming a member, membership forms are available at NEA or in the footer on our webpage.)
Two separate exhibitions are being planned for the later in the year. Now is the time to begin working on your entries!
The first exhibition is to be held in conjunction with the Victorian Seniors Festival and is open to all senior citizens in Benalla and the surrounding areas.
The theme of this exhibition is “Wisdom and Experience”. It will be held from the 19th until the 30th of October in NEA’s Gallery 2.
Following this exhibition, and running from the 3rd until the 11th November, will be an in-house exhibition which is open to all NEA members. It will be held in conjunction with Benalla Festival and supports its 2018 theme: “Our Backyard”.
NEA is seeking early expressions of interest - keep an eye on this space for further details.
The Benalla Flexible Learning Centre's AOK Gallery exhibition of student work in Gallery 2 at NEA in late August was over before many of us realized it!. So, we'd like to document it visually for people to look at who may have missed it., The Benalla Ensign also contained an excellent article about the exhibition.
It was such a pleasure to have the exhibition at NEA and those who visited Gallery 2 were impressed by the diversity of work exhibited - almost certainly the result of individually tailored learning experiences building on the genre preferred by each student.
This video, produced by BFLC students and staff to accompany the exhibition, provides a look at the Learning Centre's exhibition project from many different angles.
2 September 2017
Benalla Street Art Wall to Wall Festival
Benalla Street Art Map
Benalla Youth Action Committee
Juddy Roller Wall to Wall
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Table Top Games at NEA
Phone: 0402 563 918 (Gallery Hours)
Address: 122 Bridge Street East, Benalla, VIC 3672