Christmas Markets at Strathnairn Arts Gallery!

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Christmas Markets at Strathnairn

Come & visit Strathnairn Arts where we are hosting a Christmas Market!                

Saturday 10th December 10 AM – 3 PM

Local artists will be selling a range of unique wares, just in time for Christmas! From jewellery & ceramics to cards & prints, there is something for the whole family.

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!

 

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The Chocolate Egg Alternative

 

SHOP at Strathnairn Easter 2016

There are many gorgeous Artisan Gift ideas in store at the SHOP this week, a perfect gift alternative to the Easter Chocolate Gifts.

The Gallery will be closed today on Good Friday, but it will be open again Easter Saturday, in time for your easy Easter Gift Shopping.

The Juice Kitchen Cafe will be open on both Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday to offer great Easter eats and fantastic Easter coffee, be sure to phone ahead to get a table! It is a great place to relax, enjoy the Exhibitions that are currently on show in the Gallery and have a wonderful Easter Day.

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, on special weekends such as this one, Walkins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

Strathnairn featuring Weavers

This month in SHOP we are focusing on the art of weaving by two of our SHOP members, August Cole and Lisa Molvig.
Long time member August has been keeping customers in Canberra and beyond warm with her popular blankets, throws, shawls and scarves for many years. Her goods are lovingly woven by hand using natural fibres such as fine wool, alpaca, silk and linens in beautiful combinations and colours. August weaves for all seasons and is never happier than when she is at the loom!
Tapestry weaver Lisa Molvig is expert at this time consuming art having studied a diploma of Arts (tapestry) at Warnambool TAFE.
Lisa believes in re-purposing materials and incorporates non-traditional “yarns” in her work. The hanging ribbons inside clothes have no purpose after they have left their shop displays so these are  collected to be woven into brooches as well as her small tapestry works.
They add colour and shine into the woven wool. Lisa’s tapestry brooches are a unique hand made accessory, perfect for any outfit.
SHOP has so much to see, why not visit and enjoy the Cafe as well, its a perfect place to catch up with friends and family!

”Hatching a batch of magpies for Shop.”

Ilona Lasmanis has been busy “hatching a batch of magpies for SHOP.  Ilona’s magpies are well known at Strathnairn Gallery.

Magpies are birds of the Corvidae (crow) family, including the black and white Eurasian magpie, which is considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world. Not sure about that but they are charming and have an enchanting silhouette.

Below are a couple of  images showing how she creates her wonderful prints.

Wood Work by Micheal Sainsbury and Ian Latter

February Focus on Wood

Woodwork by Michael Sainsbury and Ian Latter

 

2016 in SHOP commences with a focus on our woodworkers Ian Latter and Michael Sainsbury
Michael Sainsbury who is our hardworking caretaker/ manager is also a creative woodworker who sources rare timbers and repurposes woods to create turned bowls, bread boards, sushi platters and more. Michaels work has a rustic appearance in which occasional knots and wood grains are integral to each piece. Currently in SHOP Michael is exhibiting sushi platters, turned bowls, a ‘lazy-susan’ and stunning Jarrah shelf unit.
 Ian Latter has been working exclusively in wood over the last 10 years, developing his skills as a woodworker. Right from the start he had a fascination with designing and making boxes. Initially, these were made from glass and subsequently he has concentrated his efforts on making high quality unique one off handcrafted wooden boxes and pinhole cameras.
He works with a variety of timbers, both Australian and locally grown and imported exotic timbers along with reclaimed timbers from the Canberra and local region when available.  Ian is exhibiting his beautifully finished handmade boxes in SHOP and will take private commissions for boxes and other woodworking projects.
 

 

Conviviality – Christmas Show on Now!

Conviviality

Jo Hollier – Homestead Herbs – Seed Packet Installation

CONVIVIALITY – A CHRISTMAS SHOW WHICH CELEBRATES FOOD, FRIENDSHIP AND FESTIVITY!

Our Christmas show this year focuses on food, festivity and
friendship in Gallery One + Two

Work shown, majolica ceramics by Monika Leone and hand screen printed cushions by Julie Ryder.

Work shown, majolica ceramics by Monika Leone and hand screen printed cushions by Julie Ryder.

The exhibition will show 2D works focusing on the enjoyment & celebration of food, 3D objects from table ware to textiles and a select range of high quality foods and wines.

 

Selected works available in the Conviviality Christmas Exhibition at Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Selected works available in the Conviviality Christmas Exhibition at Strathnairn Arts Gallery

 

This is a Cash and Carry Exhibition, which means that you can purchase your art and take it home with you on the same day – no waiting till the Exhibition Closes.

The Juice Kitchen Cafe is now open for extended hours – so why not make a day of it, visit the Gallery, grab some amazing food and catch up with friends!

Don’t miss this opportunity to buy unique hand crafted art and objects for your Christmas gift giving. Or as that special treat for yourself…

Christmas Exhibition

The Christmas exhibition will be a themed show for 2015. The theme will be food, festivity and friendship. We would like to invite artists to submit work for the show which will be a cash and carry display, aimed at the Christmas market.

The exhibition opens on 19th November with the official opening at 4.00pm on 21st November.