Fathers Day Gift Ideas

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Looking for something unique, handmade and suitable for Dad. SHOP has rustic ceramics, hand crafted, boxes and bowls, hand woven scarves, hand knitted socks,
hand printed cards and much more. Make your fathers day special with a unique gift from Strathnairn and a meal or coffee and cakes at the Juice Cafe.
We are open Thursday to Sunday.  90 Stockdill Drive. HOLT

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You Are Invited! | Australian Ceramics Open Studios This Weekend

Australian Ceramics Open Studio 2016

Are you discovering the talented Potters participating in the Australian Ceramics Open Studios This Weekend?

Strathnairn Potters, Catherine Drinan and Trenna Langdon will hold Open Studios at Strathnairn Arts, while Josephine Townsend will have her Ceramics Studio Open in Weetangera, Belconnen.

Unearth the wonderful Potters within Canberra at Strathnairn Arts and Canberra Potters Society, more information on www.australianceramicscommunity.com

You Are Invited! | From The Forest to the Sea

From The Forest To The Sea - Hollier, Dawson Exhibition

 

You Are Invited!

Please join Strathnairn Arts Studio Holder, Jo Hollier and Barbara Dawson at the Opening of their Joint Exhibition – From The Forest To The Sea , tomorrow at 5.30pm at The Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen, North Canberrra.

An Exhibition of Mixed Media Works by Barbara Dawson and Jo Hollier

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“In our art we are exploring a connection with place and the environment.” 

Jo Hollier and Barbara Dawson have been Working together in their art practices for several years  and have previously held two joint exhibitions in Canberra in 2014. Barbara has recently moved to the Jervis Bay area and her work is now reflecting this change. Jo though living in Canberra owns land on the far south coast and her work reflects an abiding love for the flora and fauna of the south east forests of NSW. 

The exhibition comprises series of eco prints and collographs combined with mixed media. The starting point for the works are derived from the locations where the artists live and echoes the influence of these environments in their work. 

It promises to be a wonderful night out!

Belconnen Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Contact: 61733300

We look forward to a great evening. All Welcome!

 

You are Invited | EASS Exhibition Tomorrow!

EASS Exhibition Invite

You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of the Emerging Artist Support Scheme Exhibition Opening tomorrow at 4pm.

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We look forward to a great afternoon. All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

Last Days!

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Last Days! A Class Act| CCE Exhibition Closes soon.

A Class Act | CCE Exhibition concludes this weekend! 

A Class Act Exhibition

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to view such diverse range of works by the CCE Students of Micheal Winters.

Where:              The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Holt

When:                Exhibition on view until Sunday August 14, 4pm

All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 8; Sat 8.30 – 8; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

 

We are on Instagram!

@ShopatStrathnairnGallery is now on Instagram!

CEO Sheryle Moon in the SHOP foyer at Strathnairn Arts Gallery

CEO Sheryle Moon in the SHOP foyer at Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Are you on Instagram?

Follow our feed @shopatstrathnairngallery and @artsstrathnairn to see art events, visiting instagrammers photos, exhibitions and of course Artist’s Features and new artisan wares to Shop!

Have you been to Strathnairn and captured a beautiful moment in time? Tag your posts #simplystrathnairn or #strathnairnarts so we can feature them!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

New exciting display of ceramics

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Please come out to Strathnairn and check out the work of out talented artist. Above we have a beautiful ceramic display by Michael Sainsbury, Montessa Maack, Catherne Drinan, Trenna Langdon, Alex de Vos. JO Townsend. Plus amazing glass pendants by Liz Darvill.

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Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

Learn to make Dorset and Yorkshire Buttons with

international textile artist

Where: Strathnairn Arts, Stockdill Rd., Holt, A.C.T.

When: 28th and 29th August 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: $200 Email: joanjamesartist@gmail.com to book

Decorate garments, boxes, quilts, bags, etc.

An Insight into – A Class Act | Michael Winters CCE Exhibition

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“A Class Act”

The work you see exhibited in The Woolshed Gallery, was created by my students attending ANU’s Centre for Continuing Education, Visual Arts Access Program. The work has been produced over the past four years.

I have held my “off campus” classes at Strathnairn for some 12 years. The venue is ideal becuase of it’s peaceful rural environment.

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As an art school trained artist and having had the priveledge of a through grounding in art history, I am very aware of the diversity in the visual arts over time. In recent times we have seen a vast range of “isms” appear, ranging from Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, Tachism to Pop Art.

So, using this knowledge, I construct my classes around “Themes”, the titles of some of these classes have been:

“Imaging if, Matisse, Van Gogh & a Medieval Icon Painter Had lived in Australia”

“Inviting Picasso & Bonnard into your Home”

“From Matisse’s Room to Your Room”

“Landscape – Taking the Rough with the Smooth”

“Landscape – From One Extreme to Another”

“A Night Out”

“From Whimsy, to Fantasy Surreal”

“Landscape – From the Tranquil to the Expressive”

Once, I have decided on a theme for a class, I then select a title, then the artists whose work best expresses the title. The selected artists are then used as “creative role models”. Thus giving the students an insight into both the artist’s technical and creative means they have employed in their work.

These are some of the artists we have looked at.

Russell Drysdale, Bett Whiteley, Grace Crossington-Smith, Margaret Olley, Shay Docking, Edward Hopper, Jeffry Smart, Monet, Dali, Toulouse-Lautrec, Clarice Beckett, Godfrey Miller, Dorrit Black, Patrick Caulfield, Chagall, Picasso, Klimt, Seurat, Van Gogh, Donald Friend, John Rigby, Magritt & William Robinson.

I hope you take pleasure in looking at the work and maybe finding some of the “creative influences” I have mentioned?

Michael Winters – Canberra July 2016

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 8; Sat 8.30 – 8; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!