InterLaced | Solo Exhibition | Belinda Rosee

In Conversation with Belinda Rosee….

InterLaced – Belinda Rosee

Weaving became part of my life in 2009, and, in the beginning, my desire to weave was born from a desire to fill my home with practical handwoven items. Things that I could hold, touch, use and enjoy on a daily basis.

No one warned me that weaving could take hold of your soul and fill your daily thoughts.

To be able to take strands of yarn and manipulate them to create a hard wearing floor rug, a beautiful table runner, functional tea towels, a softly draping shawl to provide warn neck hugs on cold Canberra days, or a gossamer transparency … truly inspirational.

 

InterLaced – Belinda Rosee

 

It wasn’t until 2014 when weaving took over my life completely.  I was given the tremendous opportunity of weaving cloth for Mr Geoffrey Rush and his portrayal of “Ra” in the movie “Gods of Egypt”.  To see something that I had woven, on the big screen, well, words just can’t convey how humbling that experience was.

Weaving brings me joy and centres me. From the winding of the bobbins to the throwing of the shuttle, I touch every inch of yarn that goes into my creations. A part of me remains with each and every piece of woven cloth.

Simply put, I weave because I must, it is a part of me, and it gives me great joy to know that something I have woven can bring enjoyment to another person. – Belinda Rosee….

 

InterLaced – A Solo Exhibition by Belinda Rosee is currently on exhibit in Gallery One, Homestead Gallery at Strathnairn Arts. You can view more of Belinda’s art by visiting her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FibreLicious/

It runs until August 6, 2017.   Free Entry – 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!

 

 

You are Invited | Squares 10th People Choice Exhibition Closing

You are Invited!

Take a wander through the Woolshed Gallery space and admire this fascinating collection of SQUARES.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite Square so the artist has the chance to win a prize!

Please join us as the winner of the 2017 SQUARES People’s Choice Exhibition is announced!

Where: The Woolshed Gallery
May 18 – June 18

Important Dates to Remember

  • Final voting – 12pm Sunday 18th June 2017
  • Prize giving 3pm – Sunday 18th June 2017
  • Prizes drawn at the close of the exhibition: Sunday 18th June 3 PM.

First Prize is $400, second prize $200 & third prize $100.

There will also be Eckerley’s gift cards presented to the under 12 category winners.

Who will be voted the People’s Choice Winner this year? Make sure to visit and cast your vote!

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!

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Last Weekend! | Click + Capture | U3A Camera Club

Last Weekend!

Many visitors have been to view the wonderful photography of the U3A Canberra Camera Club.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this exhibition! This is the last weekend the Exhibition will be on display at the Homestead Gallery.

The fires are lit and the Gallery is warm, with the cafe open it makes for a lovely day out!

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – June 11, 2017

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – 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!

You Are Invited! | Heat and Light | Jo Townsend | Jane Kelly

You Are Invited! | Heat and Light | Opening Tomorrow…

Please join us for the Opening of Heat and Light – A joint exhibition by Josephine Townsend – Ceramics and Jane Kelly – Photography.

Where: Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: April 27 – May 21, 2017

Official Opening: Thursday April 27, 4 pm.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – 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!

You Are Invited! | Art In Miniature Opens Tomorrow!

You Are Invited! | Art In Miniature Annual Exhibition Opening

Please join us for the Opening of A.I.M.Art In Miniature – Annual Exhibition in Gallery One.

 

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: April 27 – May 21, 2017

Official Opening: Thursday April 27, 4 pm by Jo Hollier.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – 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!

Ollie Ayrton - The Wizard of Oz

Last Days! | Ollie Ayrton | The Wizard Of Oz

Ollie Ayrton – Last Week!

Ollie Ayrton has his amazing sculptures on exhibit in Gallery One. For The Wizard of Oz fans it’s a must see!

 

An emerging artist who lives and works in Canberra, Ollie trained at the ANU School of Art from 2008 to 2001. He is currently an artist and tenant at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA).

This exhibition will be the artists’ first solo show.

“For over 75 years this story has given faithful service to the Young at Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion”. – Ollie

 

 

The artist has worked with life models to create truly lifelike characters inspired by the classic film The Wizard of Oz. It is the culmination of two years of highly disciplined and rigorous work.

This truly striking display of works is something not to be missed!

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!

You are Invited! | The Wizard of Oz | Ollie Ayrton

You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of The Wizard of Oz– A Solo Exhibition by Ollie Ayrton in Gallery One.

 

“ABOUT THE WIZARD OF OZ

“For over 75 years this story has given faithful service to the Young at Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion”. This exhibition will be the artists’ first solo show. The artist has worked with life models to create truly lifelike characters inspired by the classic film The Wizard of Oz. It is the culmination of two years of highly disciplined and rigorous work.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ollie Ayrton is an emerging artist who lives and works in Canberra. He trained at the ANU School of Art from 2008 to 2001. He is currently an artist and tenant at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA)”

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: March 31 – April 23, 2017

Official Opening: Saturday April 1, 4.30 pm

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – 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!

You Are Invited! | Waste Not Solo Exhibition | Eryka Garbutt

Waste Not, A Solo Exhibition by Eryka Garbutt
30th March to the 23 April 2017

Please join us for drinks and nibbles
4.00pm on Saturday the 1st April 2017
90 Stockdill Drive. Holt.
02 6254 2134
http://www.strathnairn.com.au/

Recycling takes materials such as plastic, paper, metal, and glass and breaks them down so that they can be made into a new product. Up-cycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. Re-purposing is to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose. There is a fine line between the three and often they just merge.

Creativity is what drives an artist. The added bonus of recycling, up-cycling, and re-purposing is not only its contribution to the environment but the added bonus of the provocation to think outside the box in a practical way, but with a still aesthetically pleasing manner. Art has to stand on its own merits not capitalise on its humble beginnings. If the origins are lost in the execution, then that is a measure of its success.

Soft drink bottles, egg shells, egg boxes, toilet rolls, waste paper, beads, even outdated currency finds a place in Eryka’s artwork. Creativity means thinking outside the box. Can you imagine: flowers made from toilet rolls or plastic bottles? Cute little hat brooches made from bottle caps? Cutlery reinvented as pendants? Beads made of house insulation? This exhibition will open your eyes to the possibilities.

Waste Not is an exciting exhibition to be opened by International Mixed Media artist Joan James, inaugural Secretary General of the World Shibori Network Australia and New Zealand responsible for organising and curating exhibitions in Paris, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

Eryka Garbutt, who is a local Canberran artist, is not restricted to just recycling materials but likes to explore varied mediums and techniques. Decoupage jewelry was the starting point, but wire work features heavily in her work. Crochet wire jewelry and wire wrap techniques, Viking weave, are just a few examples. She will paint on paper, silk or glass, decoupage on mixed surfaces, play with polymer clay, cast with plaster, paint with paper, using paper as a palate instead of paint and generally mix techniques and materials. Colour and texture are her main inspiration.

Please visit https://erykagarbuttdesignsblog.wordpress and www.erykagarbuttdesigns.com

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You Are Invited! | Allsorts | Katie Volter & Group Exhibition

Allsorts | Katie Volter & Group Exhibition

 You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of Allsorts – A Group Exhibition in Gallery One and Gallery Two.

A diverse group exhibition of works by Anne Balcomb, Stephanie Boyle, Annie Florence, Debby Gairns, Louise Spencer, Katie Volter, Jenny Robbins and Shakir Rahman.

Please Join Us!

Where: Gallery One, Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: March 9 – 27, 2017

Official Opening: Saturday March 11, 4pm

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – 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 Day! | Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

Last Day! | Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

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Last Day!

This is the last day of the “Photographic & Painting Exhibition” by Nathan Kellett and Jenny McEwen Mason. 

Nathan Kellett is a local amateur photographer who over the past 15 years has

captured images from around the country. Photographs within this exhibition
focus on Victoria, the Snowy Mountains and the Canberra region. Nathan only
spends a limited number of weekends every year dedicated to his art and has
selected the most unique photographs to exhibit.Jenny McEwen Mason has been an amateur painter for over thirty years.
Her first works were oils but gradually over time she has incorporated more
mediums to her repertoire. This exhibition focuses on her works done in pastels
and watercolours across a range of subjects.Both Nathan and Jenny are proud to bring you this body of work which
incorporates their combine passion for the natural world through time lapsing
photography or instances of whim.


Where: Gallery One and Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: February 2 – March 5, 2017

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The rain has cleared, making a lovely day to spend at Strathnairn Arts  – perfect for meeting friends for lunch at the Juice Kitchen Cafe!

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!

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