The brainchild of NEA's Exhibitions Coordinator Simon Klose, the $50 Christmas Exhibition is now underway in the Exhibitions Gallery (Gallery 2). Featuring works by NEA members, early sales are promising - new works will be installed as works sell! If something takes your eye, our Gallery Shop volunteers will assist you.
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
Valerie started felting after retiring from a career in science. Using merino wool (sourced from Euroa, Victoria) and silk for embellishment, she makes wearable art, mainly in the form of scarves.
A member of the Victorian Felt Makers Inc. and Shepparton Textile Artists Inc., Valerie's work has received awards including 1st prize for textiles at the Milawa Gourmet Region Art Show in 2014. and highly commended in 2015 then 1st prize in 2016 at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo.
Valerie's scarves are worn by many people, both locally and overseas. Valerie is happy to do commission work to colours of your choice.
Valerie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Phone: 0402 563 918 (Gallery Hours)
Address: 122 Bridge Street East, Benalla, VIC 3672