Wanting Mothers day presents? NEA is open till 2pm Saturday. Cards are also available. Pop into 28 Carrier Street for a closer look.
'First photos' of the Metamorphosis exhibition from Annie Longmuir
Recent work from master of the 'circular economy' and the art of recycling and reusing, Tony Levy.
Photographs: Greer Allan
Great to see Violet Town's Honeysuckle Art Exhibition returning this year! Entry forms, whether submitted by email or post, must be received by Monday 1st March 2021. For more details go to https://www.violettown.org.au/what-s-on
An opportunity exists for someone to open a small business, operating the coffee shop at NEA. This business will operate within the NEA business, situated at 28 B/C Carrier Street, Benalla.
NEA’s current open hours (for our gallery/shop) are Tues – Fri 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. We wish the coffee shop to operate for all/most of these hours, although this is negotiable
The coffee shop could also operate for take-away only, outside these hours, to take advantage of business opportunities available.
The coffee shop aims to provide hot and cold drinks, along with a simple menu of snacks.
Our desire is to work with a small business owner to expand NEA’s operations, as a space where all members of the community feel welcome to call in, browse, chat, participate in conversation, music and discussion groups.
Interested business owners will respect and build upon NEA’s core values of community inclusivity, environmental awareness and sustainability.
Our Management Committee will be meeting with interested parties, individually, in allocated time-slots on the afternoon of Friday 19 February. At these meetings we will discuss further elements of this business opportunity.
If interested in discussing this further, please reply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , including your name, phone number, and ideas you have for the new NEA café. We will then allocate you a time to meet with our committee members for a further discussion.
Please rsvp by close of business on Wednesday 17 February.
Cathy Pianta, on behalf of the Management Committee, Northeast Artisans
NE. Artisans Inc A0090960Y
28 B&C Carrier Street, Benalla, Victoria 3672
Took these photos for the Window to Window website - thought it would be 'good for the record' to share them on the website as well. Drop by 28B Carrier Street to take a look!
Happy New Year to our valued members.
2021 is looking good after a splendid six weeks of trading in our new premises.
We re-open on the 5th January and there are lots of opportunities to become involved!
May 2021 be better and brighter!
Photographs - Beverley Lee
The Window to Window committee is in action again, Jim Myconos 0448 817 006 is the point of contact for artist, Blake Smith is playing an active role in ensuring the event runs smoothly and the Benalla Business Network is providing funding.
The event will be held on Friday December 11th. Jim is really keen to hear as soon as possible from artists who would like to be involved. Contact Jim on 0448 817 006, or better still,, call into She's Arty in Bridge Street near Hide's Bakery and chat with Jim.
Segment of Mal Webster's '=window, 'Window to Window', 2019.
The NEA Gallery Shop at 28C Carrier Street is now open! The evening before Tony Levy was busy installing bespoke seats outside NEA - there was also a chance for a 'Sneak Peak' through the window.
Handover time on the first day saw regular Friday morning rostered volunteer artisans, Elaine Murphy (All Things Paper') and Lise Darcy ('Darcy Felt') preparing for handover. and Jarita working in the office. Not long after Cathy Pianta arrived to chat to Simon Ruppert from the Ensign, then, with Annie Longmuir, take over for the afternoon.
On Saturday, De Sales Turner and Sally Wallace were busy talking to people who dropped in about NEA, while John Holschier was installing furniture in the garden area.
It was wonderful to chat to them all and to once again enjoy viewing the creations of returning and new artisans from North East Victoria.
NEA is open at 28C Carrier Street from 10 - 4 Monday to Friday and 10 - 2 Saturdays. The Red Road Cafe will be opening in the very near future.
As NEA approaches its new opening on November 6th we have three important requests to make -
1) Anyone with work for the shop still to be delivered, please do so this week.
2) If you believe you have any belongings which may have been taken from Bridge Street to the NEA storage container, please let us know through the NEA email address email@example.com . We will then make a time for you to retrieve those items. The storage container will be emptied by the end of November so please act quickly. Unclaimed items will be sold or donated to charity. We are sure you appreciate that we can't maintain the rent on the container longer than necessary.
3) This Saturday, 31st October, there will be a garden Working Bee at the Carrier Street premises 10. 00 am - 2 pm. We are looking for people willing to pot up plants, donate plants, paint chairs and tables and generally help us create the warm, welcoming and creative outdoor space we envisage. BYO brushes, paints (if you are willing to share), gloves, sunscreen etc. Social distancing and Covid safe practices will apply. Let us know you're coming through firstname.lastname@example.org or turn up and take your chances. Your support will be welcomed.
(On behalf of NEA)
NE. Artisans Inc A0090960Y
28 B&C Carrier Street, Benalla, Victoria 3672
Sharing some newly completed work by MICrame - Macrame by Michaela @fonzycool using ethically sourced, 100% recycled cotton.
Michaela has been NEA's music events coordinator for the past 3 and a half years where she began @the_gallery_gigs. In the last year she started teaching herself macrame in her old studio at NEA's previous Bridge St address and has come a long way.
Michaela has spent the majority of this year remote learning with her 7 old twins whilst her partner worked full time, describing it as "not the most enjoyable experience to date" and is looking forward to freeing up some time (and hands) as restrictions ease .
For commissions drop a line to email@example.com. Michaela's work is also available through Buy from Benalla - https://www.buyfrombenalla.com.au/shops/74391
So much has been happening with NEA since our last newsletter.
President, Tim Bowtell, retired from the position to accommodate his growing workload. We have appreciated and are grateful to Tim for all his hard work and for how he has represented NEA across so many communities. I am excited about the opportunity to take up some of the important work that we are doing at NEA as Acting President.
We have officially moved to our new premises at 28 B & C Carrier Street, Benalla. In this space, we’ll occupy two buildings and a huge back yard area. This allows us to continue to provide the services which have always been at the heart of our organisation.
Our new venue is smaller than the previous one but it has loads of character, four gallery/exhibition/shop spaces, along with two kitchens and a large outdoor area which we hope to see filled with gardens, restful spaces for coffee and chats, and lots of outdoor art. We continue to be a centre of community connection, a place where people meet for mentoring and sharing, a place for artists and artisans to develop their skills and sell their wares.
As we reopen, we welcome our community to participate in what will be a broader and even more inclusive NEA than ever before. NEA is a volunteer, not-for-profit organisation. Our work relies on the great ideas, good nature, volunteering and generosity of the community. I would like to thank all members of our Management Committee and all other volunteers who work so generously behind the scenes. Most importantly, I encourage you to contact us through our website with your ideas and any offers of volunteering support to take us into our new and exciting future. Not everyone is able to volunteer but your suggestions and comments are really valuable to us.
I look forward to seeing you at future NEA openings and events.
Source: NEA Newsletter, 26 September 2020
A very brief message to let you all know that the yarn bombing has now been removed around Benalla. It was bit touch and go as to whether the weather would co-operate, but after Friday’s rain, everything had dried out enough by Saturday afternoon, so we managed to remove everything, and so meet the Council requirements. It does look a little less bright around town, but the leaves will soon be back to brighten things again. Thank you to everyone who helped with providing materials and support, and special thanks to those who were able to help with the installation and the removal.
A new expressionist work by local artist Irina Korotkow 'Feeling flayed and finding a position of comfort' 2020
13/9/2020 Progress photos and appreciation posted on Facebook!
"Over the past two days, NEA volunteers Tanya, Michaela and Marshall have been sanding back the floorboards in one of the rooms at our new Carrier St location and boy oh boy what a difference it makes! Thank you to the team for what was a mammoth undertaking and we hope that your bones aren't too weary today
Getting there folks....
Keep watching this space!
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Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Broken River Writers
Wots4Me Benalla Youth
Art Gallery on Ovens
Bush Gatherings -Violet Town
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)