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.
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