Wanting Mothers day presents? NEA is open till 2pm Saturday. Cards are also available. Pop into 28 Carrier Street for a closer look.
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!
Photographs - Beverley Lee
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.
Saturday 30th November 2019 – 10.30am to 2.30pm
At North East Artisans, 122 Bridge St Benalla, Victoria
Learn how to do Nuno felting- felt on a silk scarf.
Cost $65 ($40 tuition plus $25 for materials)
(Materials - either a black or white silk scarf and wool and silk fibres.)
Bring: 2 old towels, small scissors, paper scissors, pencil and your lunch (or purchase it across the road).
If your skin is sensitive to soap please bring gloves.
Pay on the day with cash to Annie or by direct deposit prior to the class please.
Bookings essential please contact Annie by 28th November for a place in the class.
For inquiries and booking contact Annie Longmuir 0407554416
or email email@example.com
'Paint and Fibre' - group exhibition featuring Annie Longmuir, Bright Art Gallery - 10 October to 4th November
Annie Longmuir (textile artist at NEA) will be displaying some of her art work (felting, crochet and knitting) in a joint exhibition with three other artists (Ian McKinnon- weaver, Diane Mackenzie- painter and Tony Thornhill-Cole- painter) from 10th October to 4th November 2019 at Bright.
The exhibition - "Paint and Fibre" - is being held at the Bright Art Gallery, 28 Mountbatten Avenue, Bright. Open Thursday to Monday, 10am - 4pm. There will be a "Meet the Artists" on Saturday 26th October 2019 1-4pm.
The Source exhibition at NEA, held to support The Source Festival in March 2019, probably 'flew under the radar' as far as NEA exhibitions go. It was it its final days and photos needed to be taken! In the manner of artist Peter Tyndall's 'Theatre of the Actors of Regard', Seamus Foley thoughtfully considered the works of Julie Burdis, Annie Longmuir, Charlie Corser and Valerie Clements, and others for this last minute photo shoot!
Wet Felting Class
with Annie Longmuir
Saturday 23 February 2019
10.30 am to 2.30 pm
Make a flower, small bag, pot, scarf or anything you'd like
Cost $35 plus fibre or byo clean fibre.
Bookings - contact Annie Longmuir 0407554416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"We're feeling pretty chuffed at NEA as one of our much loved textile artists, Annie Longmuir, has bought home a selection of prizes from the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo.
Annie received a first prize for a felted then dyed scarf/wrap (pictured below #1) and second for a shawl (pictured below #2) which she had designed and knitted with handgun superfine merino. Both were made from Wendy Beer's Beersheba super fine merino.
The dyed felt scarf also won a special prize for the best super fine merino, the Gordon Ford Memorial Prize.
Congratulations, Annie, from all at North East Artisans"
An Occasional Blog written by by Meralyn Vincent, Newsletter Editor (August Newsletter, 2018)
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...
Photos taken at the second of Annie's two felting workshops held in May 2018.
Make a nuno felted scarf using prefelts.
Cost $65 includes materials- black or white silk scarf, wool and silk fibres. In the class we will make wool prefelts, cut out shapes and felt them onto a silk scarf. The class will commence at 10.30 am on Saturday 16 December and will be at least 4 hours.
Bring 2 towels, a piece of dowel or broom stick, small sharp scissors and your lunch.
Contact Annie Longmuir 0407554416 for booking--pay by direct deposit to Annie to secure your place or pay on the day with cash.
Come and learn knitting and crochet, or even new techniques.
Get help with any knitting or crochet projects that you may have.
Workshop suitable for any skill level.
with teacher - Annie Longmuir
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night
6 to 7.30 pm
Cost $8 (paid on the night)
Bring your knitting or crochet project. Tea/coffee provided.
Class numbers are limited so please email or SMS/ring Annie Longmuir to confirm your place by the Sunday before the class.
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 0407554416
Please give your name, contact details and skill level or the type of project that you may need assistance with.
At: North East Artisans
122 Bridge Street,
'From Fibre to Felt' is one of two free 'Door of Hope' courses offered by NEA in February to creative people with artistic dreams who are keen to develop a work for exhibition and possible sale, Taught by NEA artisan Annie Longmuir, 'From Fibre to Felt' commences on Wednesday 15th February from 10.30 to 12.3o pm and runs for six weeks.
'From Fibre to Felt' offers the opportunity to learn the basic techniques of wet felting; to change fibre to felt and to make an individual piece of 'felt art'. Felt can be made to create jewelry, bags, framed art, wall hangings, 3D objects such as decorative bowls or wearable art such as scarves .
Participants in the 'From Fibre to Felt' course will exhibit an individual piece of 'felt art' at North East Artisans during the Wall to Wall Street Art Festival in April.
Funded by the Tomorrow Today Foundation, the 'From Fibre to Felt' course is free-of-charge (including materials) to individuals 18 years and over residing in the Greater Benalla Rural City. Fliers and application forms are available on the Door of Hope web page, at the NEA gallery and gift shop, or from the Tomorrow Today Foundation.
Caught... in action...
Cornelia, caught here working on a portrait, is currently focusing on portrait painting and recently received two commissions.
Caught... in deep conversation
With artisans sharing rosters there are valued opportunities to talk about shared interests.
The foyer gallery is often a place for catching up and sharing ideas. Last week Margaret was caught sharing her samples of Daniel Smith water colours with Cornelia and Grace, while Shaun and Paul caught exploring the finer details of walking sticks drawing upon those crafted by Garth Mitchell.
Ruth Schloss posted on Facebook this month about revisiting the South Grafton Emporium, a discovery 14 years ago which, 'when NEA was evolving from a pop up shop to an Arts community and gallery, was one of the inspirations for Tim and I'.
It would be interesting to find out about other artisan based organisations which have influenced our participation in NEA.
My involvement in the early 1980's with the Daylesford Arts Cooperative and my visits to Sturt Workshops at Mittagong over many years have certainly influenced and motivated me to become involved with NEA.
**'The Occasional Blogger' is open for submissions by NEA members who may, from time to time, have a strong urge to write about NEA for this column!.
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.
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'Another Brick In The Wall'
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Benalla Flexible Learning Centre
Benalla Rugged Up
Benalla Rural City
Benalla Shorts Film Festival
Between The Walls
Broken River Arthouse
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Creating Great Characters
De Sales Turner
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International Postcard Exchange
International Women's Day
In The News
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Jo Jo Smith
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Killer Pig Productions
Knitting And Crochet
Lessen The Pollution
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Meet The Maker
Mothers' Day At NEA
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NEA Office Bearers
NEA's New Home
North East Artisans
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Postcards From The Hudson Valley (NY)
Postcards To New York
Recycle And Reuse
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Red Road Cafe
'Red Tail Ring'
Rite Of Spring Exhibition
Schloss Good Ol' Toys And Collectables
SCRAP Art 2020
See The Art In Everything
Special General Meeting
Strathbogie Arts Festival
Studio Artist Interviews
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'Suck It Up' Podcasts
Swanpool Arts Festival
Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize (SCRAP)
Sydney Non Objective
Table Top Games
Theatre Craft Workshop
'The Door Of Hope' Project
The Frank Burkitt Band
'The Future Of NEA'
The Weeping Willows
Tim McMillan And Rachel Snow
Tim's Mokoan Rest Stop
Tim's Wall 2017
Tomorrow Today Foundation
'Unlock Your Creativity'
Up Your Arts!
Violet Town Market
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Wall To Wall Festival
Waminda Community House
Window To Window
'Wisdom And Experience'
Workers In Wood
Yumi Sock Toys
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
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