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.
Dear valued customers, exhibitors and volunteers,
(My apologies to those who receive this twice.)
The NEA Gallery Shop will be closed as of tomorrow, 24th March, until further notice.
This is due to the Government requirement that all non-essential operations close.
TEXTILE ARTISTS with work at NEA are advised to collect their work today or delegate someone with written or email permission to do so. Valerie will be at the shop from 1.30. Please wait outside and respect social distancing.
We will develop a schedule for other artists, who wish to remove their stock, as soon as possible.
Please understand that the management team is working very hard to ensure NEA's future. These are difficult times and circumstances are changing daily.
Feel free to direct enquiries to myself via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With deep regret,
(on behalf of the management team).
North East Artisans' Gallery Shop has on consignment a locally printed book called “Grandpa Milawa Stories”. The stories have been passed down, and retold by Uncle Freddie Dowling. The book is dedicated to the original owners and occupiers of the land, the Bangerang/Pangerang people. It is beautifully illustrated by Fay Voss.
Three of the stories - Yarraboyn, Mullinmurr and Mundgee -were made into short films by Killer Pig Productions for Wangaratta Council as part of the Bullawah Cultural Trail Project.
As 2019 is coming to a close, we thank everyone for your
continued support throughout the year!
Come in and browse for your holiday gifts - we have a wide variety of paintings, jewellery, hats, skirts, baby wear, skin products, cards, tree decorations and many more. All items are individually designed, made locally, and are reasonably priced. So please come into the Gallery and support your local artists. Our volunteers will be happy to gift wrap your purchases.
The shop will be open for extended hours before Christmas:
Benalla late night shopping until 8pm on 5th December. We will have a special of a free NEA T-shirt or NEA bag with every purchase over $50.00.
Extra days open - Sunday 8th, 15th, and 22nd, and Monday 23rd December from 10am to 2pm.
We will be closing the Gallery Shop on 24th December at 4pm and reopening on January 3rd 2020.
We wish you all a very happy holidays and look forward to your continued support in 2020.
-The Gallery Shop Team-
(Valerie, Carole, Melanie, Bill and Cathy)
North East Artisans (NEA) has revamped its gallery gift shop with a winter theme.
The theme has a cool winter colour scheme and has a range of items to help you through the cold weather, such as handmade gloves, locally knitted scarves and warm beanies.
The revamp has been designed to enhance the experience for local shoppers. With premium handmade products and a selection of unique artworks from local artisans, guests to NEA will enjoy more meaningful keepsakes and gifts when they explore the gallery gift shop.
‘Winter is a great time for shopping and the NEA gallery gift shop is a great place to find that one-off gift for someone special or for yourself,’ said Valerie Clements, gallery shop coordinator.
‘The shop continues to stock the incredible artworks that it is known for,’ said Valerie.
‘Come in for a hot drink at the Red Road Café, peek into the mind of an artist by exploring the studios and make your next gift special by browsing the NEA gallery gift shop.’
All products in the gift shop are handmade and have been sourced from local artists.
NEA gallery gift shop opening hours:
Visit the gallery gift shop at North East Artisans, 122 Bridge Street, Benalla
"Summer Rain" mosaic on terracotta bird bath bowl. My version of rain falling on the hot Summer earth - big droplets of rain falling, pooling then splashing. Available for viewing at North East Artisans in Benalla.
Annie Longmuir tea cosies - now available in NEA's gift shop and gallery.. Annie, who inspires others with her beautiful knitting and crocheting, recently won lots of prizes at the Benalla Agricultural Show for her tea cosies and felted objects..
Real butterfly wing on acrylic and watercolor on paper. Created on residency in Poland. It was spring, flowers blooming, insects wobbling past on the way to ponds. Our resident musician played lute madrigals on the mandolin. We painted on trestle tables under the trees in the grounds of Hogwarts castle. Pretty and magical that this butterfly wing came my way.
Irina Krotokow, November 2016
One of artist Deb Dodd's mosaic high tea planters with living plant, in this case mint. Deb works from her 'Hilltop Mosaics' studio and often runs Mosaics workshops at NEA as well as producing fine art. Deb is a founding member of NEA and her contributions are highly valued.
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