NE. ARTISANS Inc
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday October 30th 6pm
PUT THIS IN YOUR DIARIES
ALL ARE WELCOME
All positions will be made vacant -
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Finance Co-ordinator,
Events Co-ordinator, Music Co-ordinator, Workshop Co-ordinator,
Gallery Co-ordinator, Volunteer & Roster Co-ordinator, Exhibition Co-ordinator,
Studio Co-ordinator, Health & Safety Co-ordinator, Sustainability Co-ordinator,
Media & Marketing Co-ordinator.
Here's your opportunity to put your hand up and step into a
NEA volunteering role.
Ask yourself... Where can I offer myself? What's my skill? What's my passion? What gives me joy? Is it something that NEA could utilise?
Agenda items can be emailed to: email@example.com
Due to the popular response of the
Winter Solstice Premiere Tea and Poetry night
we'd like to invite you to our next
SPRING POETRY CELEBRATION
Friday, September 28th 7pm - 9pm
All ages and all levels of experience welcome!
We kindly ask for a gold coin/pinkie donation
to cover the costs of heating, lights etc.
As always we hope to provide a welcoming, inclusive, creative and comfortable atmosphere!
Hope to see you there. there.
'Armchair Poets' - a drop in session for poets and poetry lovers is held at NEA on the 4th Sunday in the months between the solstice/equinox events. This is not a performance poetry session, but a chance to sit around with other poets and poetry lovers to share, workshop or just talk about poetry. 2 to 4pm in Gallery 2.
Benalla Art Gallery is offering drawing workshops throughout Term 4 from 6 October – 15 December led by three of our prominent, regional artists and teachers – Janet Leith, Kate Jenvey and Margaret Zaal.
This represents a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in drawing and develop your drawing skills with Janet, who is a current exhibitor at NEA, and Kate and Margaret, inaugural members of NEA who have exhibited and conducted successful workshops at NEA in the past.
The workshop series is being held on Saturday afternoons from 1 – 4 pm from 6th October to 15th December. (Please note: participants must be 14 yrs plus).
SATURDAY WORKSHOP DATES:
6 Oct Janet Leith - Portraiture (facial proportions and tonal structure)
13 Oct Janet Leith - Life Drawing (the nude)
20 Oct Janet Leith - The Figure (exploring line using the clothed figure)
27 Oct Janet Leith - Structures (focusing on shape, form and tone)
3 Nov No workshop - Melbourne Cup weekend
10 Nov Kate Jenvey - Fundamentals of drawing (finding form)
17 Nov Broken River Potters workshop
24 Nov Kate Jenvey -Tantalising textures (light and shade)
1 Dec Margaret Zaal - Botanical Drawing
8 Dec Margaret Zaal - Botanical Drawing
15 Dec Margaret Zaal - Botanical Drawing
TIME: 1 - 4pm Studio Space Benalla Art Gallery
COST: $20 Members $25 Non Members
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: (03) 57602619
The Benalla Art Gallery is holding its second Makers Market in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday the 24th November, 2018.
The market will be open from 9am to 1pm, and Makers will have access to the area from 8:15am.
As per last year, there will be no charge to Makers. The Gallery will be supplying trestles, chairs and will do all the advertising (mail out, Ensign and social media).
The organizers 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.
With limited spaces available, please let Katherine Hauptmann, Adminstration and Customer Relations Officer at Benalla Art Gallery on 57602612 or firstname.lastname@example.org know by Friday 5 October if you would like to have a stall on the day, and how many trestles you will require.
Please don't hesitate to contact Katherine with any queries.
The Gallery is looking forward to another successful market!
Cornelia Selover's 'I Wish You Were - There' exhibition at MAMA in Albury closed yesterday, Sunday 16th September. It was quite moving, as a member who has followed Cornelia's work closely at NEA, to see it so thoughtfully and beautifully exhibited in a large regional gallery.
Corn's 'Women Giving Birth in the Presence of a Horse' (2017) sculpture greeted me on arrival to the exhibition space, farewelling me on departure.
Cleverly and minimalistically curated, a number of larger works in a range of medium were able to be viewed in a light and airy exhibition space from both wide angle and closer perspectives.
It was a stunning exhibition, Cornelia. Congratulations.
An Occasional BLog.
"Jaron Freeman-Fox is a live looping violinist. Bred in the mountains of Canada’s northwest, and steeped in study under the great traditional musicians of India, Scandinavia, and Siberia, Jaron Freeman-Fox redefines what his instrument is capable of, and gives the listener no choice but to take his unique refraction of world music on it’s own terms.
Jaron’s singular style was encouraged from an early age as an apprentice of Canada’s renowned fiddle pioneer, the late Oliver Shroer, who’s violin Jaron still plays. Jaron went on to study Carnatic classical music in South India under Dr. M Narmadha, hardanger fiddle in Norway under Jan Beitohaugen Granli, Swedish fiddle in Skåne under Mats Edén, Morin Khuur in Mongolia under Batzorig Vaanchig, and throat singing in Tuva under Igor Koshkendey.
Joined by guitarist Simon Nyberg (Sweden) for their Australian tour,
Jaron enjoys long stumbles in the woods, early-morning bedtimes, and unrehearsed fire juggling."
Paint Presto is a wonderful complement to the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. On Day 2 It's most enjoyable to wonder between venues and come across the artists developing their work in the streets and in the outside venues. Last year on Day 2 (Saturday) 'Paint Day', Janet Leith could be found painting outside the Wangaratta Art Gallery next to the Jazz Festival's WPACC jazz venues; while Frank Burgers had a most enjoyable time along with some other artists in the Blues tent.
The Paint Presto website is well worth visiting if you would like to find out more - https://www.paintpresto.com - and if you would like to apply. The last day for entries is October 30.
Come upstairs and visit our little Library in the first room on the left where you can peruse a range of books that have been donated to us - books on writing, science, poetry, art, music, fiction and non-fiction.
Broken River Writers' Library came into being due to the generous donation of poet Tricia Veale's family after she passed away.
We'd also like to acknowledge Leading Edge Bookshop for their generous gift of a box of books.
A desk has also been donated and sits in one corner, soon to be outfitted with a supply of notepads and pens. It promises to be a cozy little nook in which to read and write.
We're looking for bean bags & floor cushions for this space. If you know of any that need a new home, contact Carla at email@example.com.
Broken River Writers - Writers' Corner,
Last Wednesday of the month at the Benalla Library.
Next session: Wednesday 26th.of September
Source: NEA's September Newsletter 2018
Inspiration for older people thinking of entering the:'Wisdom and Experience' exhibition at NEA during the Victorian Seniors Festival from October 19 - 30th! 70* yr old NEA Artisan Merv Beamish's (2017) just completed portrait of Irina Korotkow in his studio at NEA.
The 'Wisdom and Experience' exhibition is supported by Age Friendly Benalla. Age Friendly Benalla is a project between Cooinda, Hume Primary Care Partnership and Benalla Rural City Council supporting people over 55 years of age in Benalla and surrounding districts.
The Conditions of Entry and Entry form are now available for download:
Wall to Wall Benalla Festival
Benalla Street Art Map to 2017
Wots4Me Benalla Youth
Juddy Roller Wall to Wall
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance (GANEAA)
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Table Top Games at NEA