Yes, that is correct, Yarn Bombing 2020! I am hoping that we can make our yarn bombing event in 2020 easier for everyone, as well as bigger and better by starting our planning much earlier. To do this, I am looking for a group of volunteers who can help with the planning, organisation and administration of the event. My idea is to have different people take responsibility for different aspects. These would include publicity, social media, community group contacts, administration etc. I am hoping for this group to meet at the end of October and discuss what worked for 2019, what can be improved (early planning is one of these), who can help in which way. So, please let me know if you are interested in assisting with the early planning phases.
If you have any questions give me a call. But more importantly, please let me know if and how you can help.
0417 065 351
President/Chairperson Tim Bowtell
Vice President/ Vice Chairperson Sally Wallace
Secretary Kylie Pitts
Treasurer Jarita Stubbs
Volunteer Coordinator/Team Rep deSales Turner
Gallery Shop Coordinator/Team Rep Valerie Clements
Media/Marketing Coordinator/Team Rep Jake Bowtell
Studio Coordinator/Team Rep Frank Burgers
OH&S Officer/Team Rep Frank Burgers
Exhibitions Coordinator/Team Rep Simon Klose
Workshops & Bookings Coordinator/Team Rep Annie Longmuir
Music Events Coordinator/Team Rep Michaela Alexander
Ordinary Member Cathy Pianta
"Good Morning Makers!
We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Makers Market in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday the 23th November, 2019.
The market will be open from 9am to 1pm, and Makers will have access to the area from 8:15am.
The Gallery will be supplying trestles, chairs and advertising (mail out, Ensign and social media).
We are asking stall holders to bring anything else they might need on the day. For example tables cloths, a cash float, eftpos if you'll be using it, signage, shopping bags.
This year we will be charging everyone a small fee of $10 each to cover admin and advertising costs.
With limited spaces available, please let me know by Friday 27th September if you would like to have a stall on the day, and how many trestles you will require.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any queries.
Thank you, Kat."
Katherine Hauptmann – Administration and Customer Relations Officer, Benalla Art Gallery
Benalla Rural City Council
PO Box 227
BENALLA VIC 3671
t: 03 5760 2612 I f: 03 5762 5640 I
NEA Studio artist Simon Klose's exhibition '161' opens this evening at SNO (Sydney Non-Objective) Contemporary Arts Projects . Have a wonderful evening, Simon!
Find out more about SNO and Exhibitions '100' to '162' - http://www.sno.org.au/sno-exhibitions-100-199
Read our interview with Simon https://www.northeastartisans.org/…/interview-with-studio-a…
Sarah Trethowan joined NEA as an exhibiting artist in 2017/early 2018. Those who knew Sarah were very sad to hear of her passing. This exhibition honors Sarah's life and work and is a wonderful opportunity to remember Sarah, an active and passionate artist in North East Victoria for many years. The exhibition is being opened by Sarah's friend, artist Penny Bristol Jones.
BogARTS is a group of Strathbogie residents wanting to practice and promote the imagination in all her wonderful guises.
This year BogARTS have taken on the running of the Strathbogie Art Show, part of a week long art festival being staged by BogArts from the 1st to the 9th of November 2019. The Festival kicks off with a grand opening on Fri 1st then public exhibition on the 2nd and 3rd . From Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th there will be an outdoor sculpture walk . The week caps off with spoken word, singing workshop and a Gypsy Punk Masquerade Party with Hello Tut Tut – all on Sat 9th.
There is a link to the BogARTS Entry form below. Please note - entries close at 4pm on Friday October 4th!
More information is available at https://bogartsfestival.org/ or contact
0439 818 366
Join award winning Australian writer and performance poet Joel Mckerrow as he helps you to push past the creative blocks you have been stuck in and so to begin to create with a renewed sense of freedom. This is where Creative Process meets self-reflection and in its confluence comes beautiful artistry.
For those of you who might be wondering, Joel McKerrow is an award winning writer, speaker, educator, creativity specialist and, having performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, is one of Australia’s most successful, internationally touring, performance poets.
Based out of Melbourne, Australia he is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEAR Australia’ and was the co-founder of community arts organisation, 'The Centre for Poetics and Justice' (2010-2013).
Joel was the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in the USA (2012), is a TEDx speaker/performer, a successful play-wright and is a co-founder/host of the The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality Podcast.
Thursday October 3, 1 to 3 pm
North East Artisans, 122 Bridge Street East Benalla
$30 (pay at NEA)
Joel's Website - https://www.joelmckerrow.com/about
'The Power of Story' - Ted X University of Melbourne, 2014
Wisdom and Experience Exhibition 2018 - Charlie Corser,
The Exhibitions Team is calling for entries for NEA's second ‘Wisdom and Experience' exhibition, 'an exhibition of the work of older artists focused on their observations of our world through their art and craft'. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 8th October, with works to be delivered to NEA on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October from 10am to 12 midday.
'Wisdom and Experience' 2019 is open to older artists (over 55 yrs) who live within the North East Artisans catchment’ area of within 100 kilometres radius of Benalla.
Each work is to be accompanied by a text outlining the motivation behind or the significance of the subject for the artist/craftsperson.
This second 'Wisdom and Experience' exhibition continues to bring forward the special advantages in wisdom and experience that comes with age. Benalla has a high proportion of older people in its population and this event is one of the ways this advantage can be brought forward in a positive and engaging way.
The exhibition runs in NEA's Exhibitions Gallery from 8th to 26th October, with an opening celebration on Friday 11th October from 5.30 to 7.30 pm.. Special tours will be available to visiting groups.
'Aimee' Janet Leith, 2019 Oil on Canvas
North East Artisan’s Biennial portrait prize “In Your Face” closed on Saturday 31st August after a month of high visitation, complementing events and interesting debates.
With its closure comes the announcement of “The People’s Choice” award, collated from the many votes of visitors to the exhibition. The $500 prize has been comprehensively won by Janet Leith with her portrait of a young woman “Aimee”.
Janet’s practice as an artist is centred in Wangaratta, although she has strong links to Benalla, both at North Eastern Artisans and Benalla Art Gallery.
“Aimee” is a refreshing and vivid portrait of a young woman moving from the left to right side of the picture whilst engaging the viewer directly with her eyes. Visitors obviously shared the positive elements the portrait represented.
The First Prize of the In Your Face Portrait Prize was shared by Frank Burgers’ “Mum”and Tanya Tabone’s “ Uncle Fred, Pumpkin Head”. Selected by the official judge Debora Halpern, both portraits represented members of the artist’s family, honestly depicted.
In Your Face is rapidly developing into the exhibition prize to watch in the North East, with a wide selection of styles and subjects exhibited. It is a reliable measure of the people’s pulse in image and art.
North East Artisans thanks the artists, judge and organising committee and especially the sponsors and public, who make the prize come alive. We can’t wait till the 2021 prize….
NEA will be hosting a bag making Workshop/Tutorial/Working Bee
on Wednesday September 4th & Thursday September 5th 2019.
Attendance welcome any time between 10am & 4pm on those two days in Gallery 2.
Beginners and experts alike are invited to help make reusable shopping bags for themselves and for NEA.
Come and enjoy the company of others, Learn or share your skills. Fabric and thread supplied but you are welcome to bring your own!
For more information contact Sally: 0438 063185 or Irina 0407 49175
What a wonderful entry, Janet! The official closing time for postcard responses to be delivered to NEA - Saturday 24th September at 2pm!. 'Postcards to New York' - a response exhibition to the 'Postcards from New York's Hunter Valley' exhibition, will be on display at NEA from Tuesday 3rd September until Saturday. 27 September. Contact Irina 0407491756
A wonderful poster from NY with a collage of the images shown in our recent 'Postcards from New York's Hudson Valley' exhibition!
Join us for the final Gallery Gigs of 2019 on Saturday October 5th! Tickets $15. Available now on Trybooking or from NEA.
Born and bred in the historic gold-mining town of Beechworth in North-east Victoria, Liv Cartledge is a rare find. At just 21, her husky tones, soul-filled lyrics and warm melodies married with a voice one can only assume comes from her toes, Liv will draw you in and leave you wondering how you got there.
With each song telling a different story of people she’s met, places she’s been, thoughts and dreams she’s had, Liv’s songwriting will tug at your heart strings and leave you begging for more.
Growing up in a perfectly picturesque town, surrounded by rolling hills and hidden valleys, Liv was spoilt for inspiration when it came to songwriting. Influenced by the likes of Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins and Thelma Plum, Liv draws on encounters with strangers, love and loss from every aspect, memories and dreams.
Fast forward to December 2015, Liv was crowned winner of the Telstra Road To Discovery. In 2016, Liv recorded 4 out of 5 tracks from her debut EP ‘Timber’ in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, Canada with award winning producer Daniel Ledwell. The title track, ‘Timber’, was recorded with Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, TN whilst Liv was in town for the Americana Music Festival.
Now, two years on, Cartledge has provided fans with a snapshot of her growth and determination as a songwriter and musician with her first release for 2019. ‘Rogue Dog’ looks inward while shining with promise, as Cartledge gets introspective and paints a self-aware portrait of herself, ever-maturing and ever-evolving.
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Mandy Connell is bare souled & luminous on stage. With acclaim Throughout the Folk Scene Mandy is admired for her songwriting & delivery. Taking the Declan Affley Award (National Folk Festival) in 2005 and the Maldon Minstrel Award (Maldon Festival) in 2006, Mandy placed at the Port Fairy’s ‘Songs of Peace & Tolerance’. She has toured the UK, formed Trad 5 piece ‘Stray Hens’, & continues to write original music.
“Mandy Connell is the latest in a long and distinguished line of talented female musicians to grace the musical scene in Australia. A fine singer and songwriter in her own right, she also has the knack of taking other peoples’ songs, and by virtue of her original and unique interpretations making them her own, the mark of a truly gifted performer…” Eric Bogle
“Mandy Connell is a folk festival favourite. She’s quick, bright-hearted and liable to break into song mid-sentence. On stage she conjures up moods with an ease that comes from living her music. “I identify as folk,” she says. “If there was an ethnic group you could call folk, that would be me. I’m there. I grew up in it, and I’ve always called myself folk… since before banjos were on t-shirts.”- James M Fahy (Wait Long by The River)
TIx on sale NOW at trybooking OR in store at NEA OR on door if not sold out prior - $15 adult, Under 18's free with responsible parent or guardian. Tickets are limited!
Drinks at bar prices. No BYO
North East Artisans, 122 Bridge Street East, Benalla 3672
'Bronx Diner' Mary Ann Glass 2019
Twenty-eight artists from New York’s Hudson Valley (about 60-70 miles north of New York City along the Hudson River) were asked to make postcard-sized (6x8 inches) artwork on paper, cardstock, or unstretched canvas. The works encompass oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings as well as photography, mixed media, collage art and woodcuts. Following the success of this exhibition, we are calling all local artists to provide their responses to these works.
Any interested artists please provide:
6" x 8" works on paper, card, photo paper or un-stretched canvas
DUE AUGUST 25th
Response works will be hung in NEA Gallery 2 in September before making their journey to Riverwinds Gallery in Beacon, New York. All art works will be for sale for $AU50, with a 20% commission going to the exhibiting gallery. Any unsold works will be returned.
Contact: Irina Korotkow 0407491756
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