Saturday 28: Final tweaks and sewing together in the Pat Claridge room of the library, then the last of the yarn 'bombing raids'!
Sunday 29: 'wouldn't you just know it' ... it rained! (Perhaps watching rain gods wanted to say 'great work'!)
Monday 30: An item appears about the event in Victoria's High Country News - www.victoriashighcountry.com.au/listing/benalla-rugged-up-benalla/
Due to the popular response of the recent Premiere Tea and Poetry night, we'd like to announce regular Poetry Get-Togethers, commencing this Sunday 29th of July at 2 pm and then every fourth Sunday of the month (same time, same place...subject to change depending on other events and workshops). All ages and all levels of experience welcome! We kindly ask for a gold coin donation to cover the costs of heating, lights etc. As always, we aim to provide a welcoming, inclusive, creative and comfortable atmosphere! Hope to see you there : )
Contact person at NEA - Seamus Foley
Check out the photos from the Winter Solstice Poetry Reading!
Benalla yarnbombers - final tweaks and a huge thanks to the ANZ 'volunteer bank' staff and other members of Friday's installation crew!
Congratulations to NEA's Annie Longmuir, Mary Kennedy, Sally Wallace and all @benallayarnbombers volunteers involved in yesterday's installation of the colourful knitting and crocheted panels now hugging the trees in Benalla's CBD. 'Benalla Rugged Up' is a colourful celebration of what has so far been a very cold winter.
Killer Pig Productions - newly released video clips - Jenny Mitchell and Nigel Wearne at 'The Gallery Gigs', North East Artisans, 5 July 2018
Jenny Mitchell, 'The Old Oak' The Gallery Gigs, North East Artisans, Benalla, 5 July 2018
Nigel Wearne, 'Drawing Circles' 'The Gallery Gigs' North East Artisans, Benalla, 5 July 2018
Thanks to Sam, Lauren and Jake at Killer Pig for not only making and releasing these video clips from a particularly memorable Gallery Gig, but making them available on You Tube.
Post Script - Another recent release documenting the Benalla music scene from Killer Pig Productions. This Way North performing "Head Above Water" Live at the Benalla Musical Garden, hosted by One Wild Apple. Event organised by Ellen James.
An occasional BLog.
Yarn Bombers Update - Final Yarnbomb pre-Installation meeting for those who can make it - Serendipity Cafe, Tues 24 July, 11 am.
Location: - Serendipity Cafe
When: - Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Attached is an informal report from a meeting Susan and I had with the council on Wednesday 11th July in the afternoon. Quite a few safety considerations were raised re installation We will also have some helpers from the ANZ bank on the 27th July at 9am.
Today we have laid out all donated items in the Holy Trinity Church Hall. There are signs on the door and fence posts. This is our "Yarn Bombing Central" for the next 2 weeks so we can piece together donated items into tree wraps and bollard covers.
Susan has the key and will have the hall open 1 to 3pm (or later if we're on a roll) on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday for the next 2 weeks. BYO scissors, darning needles and hooks. Wear warm clothes as it is quite chilly in the hall.
Please pass this on to anyone else who you think may be interested.
Friday 27th July 2018
North East Artisans present...
An intimate evening celebrating his album launch 'Where Were You?'
Featuring Benalla based Adam Toms.
7:30 pm - Adults $10 entry, Children $5.
Adam Toms launches his long awaited album ‘Where Were You?’ in a special up close and personal event. Hear the songs the way they were written and the stories behind them along with a selection of songs from his previous albums.
It’s been 5 years since Adam Toms released his last album. A lot has gone on for the Benalla based singer/songwriter in that time and his new album ‘Where Were You?’ helps fill in the blanks.
The first two previously released singles ‘Where Were You When’ and ‘Too Young To Know Better’ have had an amazing response from his loyal and new fans alike with the 1st single peaking at number 6 on the Australian iTunes country chart and show Adams versatility as a vocalist and songwriter, whist the forthcoming climatic power ballad ‘Say You Love Me’ leaves the listener breathless.
Adam has been focusing on his young special needs family and is a Youth Worker by day whilst still continuing to entertain audiences from a more local level where he is based in North East Victoria. He is now looking forward to taking his new music further up and down the road.
With a style combining country, rock, blues and singer/songwriter Adam feels now the time is right to return and is eager to show people his new songs.
Adam is known for his big voice in his live shows as well as his mixed banter and sense of humour. “I think it’s a good gig if I’ve made the audience laugh, cry and everything in between”
The use of a hall at the Anglican Church has been secured for the exclusive use for the yarn bombers. We are needing to set up trestle tables in the hall and spread out all the donated made bits for the yarn bombing, so we can begin to sew them together so they are in "wrappable" bits.
We are needing helpers this Friday (13) at lunchtime to set up the tables (if you are able and lay out all the made items that we have.
The hall is located on the right side of the church, towards the rectory on the church grounds.
If you know of anyone else who may be interested in helping, please let them know.
The 2018 Honeysuckle Art Exhibition is on again on 10-12 August at the Violet Town Community Hall.
This year’s theme is “SHADOWS”. First prize for SHADOWS theme $500; Open section prize is $300. Artists, Online entry forms are due on July 30th.
if you haven’t received an entry forms, click on https://www.violettown.org.au/what-s-on for entry forms and more details. A number of NEA artists entered last year, with some sales and Julie Burdis winning the open entry prize.
Honeysuckle Art Exhibition, Violet Town, 2017
Upcoming Broken River Writers Discovery Workshop - The Art of Story in Board Game Design - Sunday August 12 Upstairs Events Room
GANEAA - "IT'S IN THE BAG" Exhibition
Coinciding with 'PLASTIC FREE JULY'
3rd July – 30th July
Baines Gallery - Wangaratta Library
OPENING: 6th July, 5:30pm - Community Room at Library
Benalla Art Gallery
Ornament and Subject
28th Mar – 30th Sept
Squatters and Savages: Peter Waples-Crowe and Megan Evans
27th Apr - 5th Aug
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Should We Say Something? – Marise Maas
22nd May – 10th Sept
Beard and Influence – Clayton Tremlett
26th May – 8th July
Petite Miniature Textiles
2nd June - 19th Aug
Field of Vision – Wangaratta Artist Society
14th July – 12th Aug
MAMA - Murray Art Museum Albury
10th May - 8th July
National Photography Prize 2018
10th May - 22nd July
Ash Laing: Flagging Opinion
28th June - 12th August
Mechelle Bounpraseuth: Westside Story
5th July - 9th December
I wish you were there - Cornélia Selover
19th July - 16th Sept
Land & Title
16th November '17 - 31st December '18
Bush Gatherings, Violet Town
11-3 Weekends and Tuesday to Thursday
Do you have 4 hrs to help with customer service in the Gallery Shop?
It could be 4hrs a week, fortnight or month. It's up to you! Join our friendly community of creative people. Please contact Seamus 0418 540 156
Do you have your RSA?
Help behind the bar during our music and art events., You must have an up to date RSA Certificate. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a love of Music?
Would you like to help with our regular music events in Gallery 2? We need a team of people to help with furniture shuffling, stage set-up, door sales and end of night clean ups!! Here's a great opportunity for young musos to get a feel for the industry and learn from seasoned performers. Please contact Michaela 0411 343 094
JOIN the committee. JOIN a sub-committee. HELP with an event. VOLUNTEER in the shop. BECOME an exhibitor. OCCUPY a studio. Facilitate a WORKSHOP.
NEA runs on the energy of volunteers.!
The second exhibit chosen by Mayor Don Firth for hanging in the window exhibition space at the Benalla Rural City Offices is a colourful yet contemplative work by Jamie Ferguson. On display for a month, Jamie's work will soon be changed over to highlight the work of another NEA artist.
If you visit the council offices, it's worth spending a moment viewing the artwork in the exhibition space just near the lift. Otherwise, the best viewing is at night when the exhibition space is lit up, highlighting the artwork from the street.
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)