Tim Bowtell's Bald Archies entry was included in a news item from Channel 10 last week--video of the segment is available free to air until 17 July on http://tenplay.com.au/news/brisbane/2016/6/17/bald-archies-on-show . Enjoy!
The 23rd Bald Archies exhibition will be held in Swanpool from 20th August to 4th September.. To find out more about Tim's entry, check out the Bald Archies page on the Swanpool Community Development Association's website. Go Tim!
NEA artisan Elaine Murphy is currently represented in the intriguing 'Inking the Flyleaf' exhibition at Wangaratta Library's Bainz Gallery throughout June. Celebrating both libraries and the pleasure of reading, 'Inking the Flyleaf' is a thought provoking response by the Wangaratta Library Action group to changes underway at the Wangaratta Library and concerns that the library budget will be trimmed.
"Several years ago I started folding paper flowers, a specialized form of Japanese paper folding (origami). This led me to folding books, which involves folding each and every page of a book in a particular pattern to create a range of surprising results.
I enjoy sourcing discarded books, visualising how they might be transformed for my craft, and then seeing my visions take shape."
'Have you had a mosaic project in mind for years and/or have been collecting tiles, broken crockery/glass and bits and pieces but haven't known where and how to start your project? Bring your project base, ideas, tiles and other bits and pieces and I will help get you started.'
Thursday 30th June 10.30 am - 2.00 pm $35 pp
Sunday 10th July 10.30 am - 2.00 pm $35 pp
Sunday 11th July 10.30 - 12.00 pm $10 pp & grout costs
Enquiries and bookings to Deb 0418252715, firstname.lastname@example.org or book directly at NEA. Bookings essential.
NEA recently heard the news that we were successful in getting $3000 of the $3900 applied for from The Tomorrow Today Foundation for a project titled 'The Door of Hope', an Arts Skills Development program of 3 x four hour sessions conducted by two professional artists. The workshops will focus on form, dimension and perspective. They will be free of charge for 24 people residing in Greater Benalla Rural City and comprised of a mixed group of youth, elderly and those who are socially and economically disadvantaged. They will be encouraged to see themselves as budding artists developing worthwhile transferable skills. This project has been initiated and will be facilitated by DeSales Turner and Natalie Brown. More news to come!
NEA artisans were actively involved in a 'Meet the Maker' market place in the space next to the NEA building during the 'Wall to Wall' festival. There was a hub of activity throughout the festival at the Mosaic tent, where Deb had prepared a 'sampler table' as a taster experience for community members to develop skills in making mosaics. People left after spending at least an hour developing their mosaic 'tile' on the table' feeling quite proud of it - but have not seen the final product. It has been grouted and is currently located in the courtyard behind the events room. It looks very colourful, has a mosaic'd 2016 on it and over time will find its own place at NEA.
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)
Address: 28 B & C, Carrier Street, Benalla, VIC 3672
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10 - 4; Saturday 10 - 2
Phone: M 0401 511 482