A Gallery Gig with a bit of a twist!
It's time to get up and boogie and wash those winter blues away!
Introducing Intensity Duo from Wangaratta who play a rainbow of tunes, from rock to pop to country, playing a mix of originals and covers.
Doors open at 6.00pm, music from 6.30pm.
Drinks at bar prices and no BYO.
Tickets are $10 at....
Or at the door on the night if still available
Annie Longmuir's knitting and crochet class at NEA on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7.30pm ($8 including coffee, tea) is a rallying point for Benalla's Winter Yarn Bomb - Annie can help to work out suitable patterns, show you how to knit or crochet flowers to decorate the plainer strips and squares and more.
Community members can also add to some knitted coloured strips while enjoying a coffee or chai at the Red Road Cafe. Cornelia Selover and Mary Kennedy joined in while on the volunteer roster during the week. The fact that knitting is supposed to be therapeutic seems to be true - they both look so calm in the photos below. .
You might also find someone to give you a lesson at NEA if you can't knit, as Seamus did this week. He proved to be a fast learner, taking on board Bev's grandmother's memory jogger 'In, Over, Through and Off'! with aplomb. He also looks quite serene, don't you think...
Annie and other NEA artisans, volunteers and friends are also involved in the Benalla Winter Yarn Bomb event's planning group which met on Friday 25th May at NEA, We'll continue to share news of their progress on our website.
Finally... North East Artisans is one of a number of venues at which knitted, crocheted other suitable textile work or balls of yarn can be left to feed into the late winter 'yarn bombing' of Benalla! Here's a link to a downloadable pdf flier for the event.
An occasional BLog...
'SCRAP' - Swanpool's Creative Recycled Art Prize, is Swanpool’s fabulous, fearsome, funny and frolicking art challenge to Australian artists in the use of recycled materials. Please join the Swanpool Community in August for Swanpool’s inaugural exhibition of scrap art presented by some of Australia’s artistic leaders in the use of recycled materials.’
The Swanpool Community Development Association is moving on from their successful involvement in the Bald Archy Touring Exhibition to deliver their own exhibition own exhibition and art prize in 2018 'SCRAP - Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize'.
'SCRAP' The Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize
Saturday 4th August to Sunday 19th August 2018 10 am to 4 pm
Gala Opening Friday 3rd August
Swanpool Memorial Hall 2386 Midland Highway, Swanpool Vic 3673
Cost - $5 per person, Students $2
Morning and Afternoon Teas; Light or Main Lunches; Wine, Barista Coffee and slices available
Merchandise will be on offer, including the popular Swanpool Cookbook $15
Exhibits will be for sale, unless the artist chooses not to do so.
SCRAP's “Call for Entries” poster and entry form are now available online!
Community Art Exhibitions held nearby -
Benalla Camera Club – Swanpool Bowls Club rooms – Entry by a gold coin donation.
Update: The Broken River Painters exhibition is not part of the Festival in 2018.
For Group Bookings - contact Rob Collins mobile 0422 370 389 or email@example.com
Photos taken at the second of Annie's two felting workshops held in May 2018.
Our next Gallery Gigs are in June and July featuring
Fri 8th June: 'Intensity' from Wangaratta playing rock, pop, covers and originals.
Thurs 5th July: Jenny Mitchell (N.Z) and Nigel Wearne (Vic) as part of their tour.
Both nights will be the usual $10 charge
Keep an eye on our Facebook Page and our NEA Website.
Full details published in our June Newsletter
Regular updates on news of interest to NEA artisans, friends and community members and on key events in the NEA calendar. This blog complements NEA on Facebook.
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
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)