SQUARES 2017 | Call For Artists

Call For Artists! | 2017 SQUARES 10th Annual People’s Choice Exhibition

2017 marks the 10th year of this fantastic Community Art Event.

Prizes this year includes:

Adult Category: First Prize $400; Second Prize $200; Third Prize $100

Children’s Category:  First Prize Gift Voucher $75; Second Prize: Gift Voucher $50; Third Prize: Gift Voucher $25

SQUARES is open to all artists  – everyone is welcome! There are both Adult and Children Categories, making it an Art Competition for everyone to enter!

What can you do on your SQUARE?

This is a wonderful way to enter an Art Show for the first time – newcomers are always welcome!

Your $25 Entry kit includes the 30 x 30cm SQUARE you require to enter, simply pick up your Entry kit from the following venues and create away! You can find the SQUARES entry kits from:

Strathnairn Arts – Holt

Belconnen Arts Centre – Belconnen

Watson Arts Centre – Watson

Important Dates to Remember

  • Final entry date – 4pm Sunday 14 May 2017
  • Exhibition and voting open – 10am Sunday 18th May 2017
  • Final voting – 12pm Sunday 18th June 2017
  • Prize giving 3pm – Sunday 18th June 2017

Entries are to be returned to the Strathnairn Arts Gallery, we look forward to seeing your creations!

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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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!

 

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!

Last Days!

Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Last Days! The Forgotten Botanist closes tomorrow.

The Fires are lit, the Gallery is warm and the cafe is open! Don’t miss this chance to visit this wonderful exhibition – closing tomorrow at 4pm.

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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!

 

 

Announced Today! New West Belconnen Suburb – Strathnairn

West Belconnen Suburbs Announced

Minister Berry and David Maxwell from Riverview announcing the names of the first two suburbs for the West Belconnen development – Strathnairn and Macnamara

So proud to be included in the announcement of the first two suburbs for the new West Belconnen development. Suburb number one is called Strathnairn and calls to mind the existing arts precinct and the farm which the Baird family owned and named. The naming of the suburb speaks to the inclusive nature of the new development which will border and almost curve around Strathnairn Arts in a semicircle and the sympathy between the rural creative precinct and the urban sustainable development which will see Strathnairn with new neighbours from 2018.

We look forward to this growing community and embracing them in our arts programs, workshops and exhibitions. The opportunity to influence and educate the many personalities in Strathnairn the suburb is to exciting to be left unattended.
The second suburb announcement honours a pioneering woman in the medical field Dame Annie Jean Macnamara, who is recognised and best known for her contributions to children’s health and welfare, especially in the polio area.

Introduction to Shibori and Indigo Dyeing Workshop – Places still available!

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Shibori and Indigo Dyeing Workshop Tomorrow!

A reminder  that tomorrow International Shibori artist Joan James & Hellen O’Sullivan are holding a Shibori and Indigo Dyeing Workshop for Beginners.

This is an introduction workshop to shibori and the wonderful indigo dye.

Saturday 18 June, 2016 10am – 4pm

Village Hall Strathnairn Arts

90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, ACT

Cost $100

Bookings – joanjamesartist@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

Last Weekend! | U3A Canberra Camera Club Exhibition


U3A Canberra Camera Club Exhibiiton Strathnairn Arts Gallery June 2016

 

Last Weekend!

U3A Canberra Camera Club Presents
Click + Capture

Photographic Exhibition

U3A President Chris Paterson
Opened 4.00 pm Saturday 21 May

Exhibition 19 May – 12 June
Homestead Gallery
Strathnairn Arts

All Welcome!
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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!