You Are Invited! | Inspired at Strathnairn | The Gumnut Artists

Still Life with Fruit - Wendy Antoniak

Still Life with Fruit – Wendy Antoniak

Opening today…

Please join us for the Opening of the Inspired at Strathnairn Exhibition of The Gumnut Artists this afternoon…

Inspired at Strathnairn’ is a culmination of works from art group, ‘The Gumnuts’. This exhibition showcases a myriad of technique, colour and mediums. Each work exploring the inspiration that working amidst the Strathnairn grounds has evoked.

The Gumnuts have been meeting every Tuesday at Strathnairn for many years now and many of the artists have had work accepted in regional and national exhibitions; their work well known in the Canberra area. An exhibition not to be missed!

 

Crabapple Autumn – Margaret Steel

 

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: June 15 – July 9 2017

Official Opening: Saturday  June 17, 4 pm, by Sharon Field.

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! | 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!

 

 

Feature Artist | Ian “SPIKE” Farrawell

 

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Ian "SPIKE" FarrawellArtist Feature | Ian “SPIKE” Farrawell

I am an artist from Canberra, Australia who specialises in printmaking and bookbinding.

I was introduced to linocut printing and bookbinding around 2009; I loved it straight away.

GALLIPOLI LINOCUT PRINT © IAN SPIKE FARRAWELL

 

Although I favour working with linocut prints, I also enjoy experimenting with other mediums such as Dry point etchings, Collographs and Eco prints. My print making process mainly involves the use Silkcut lino and old book presses in my studio.

 

WIP © IAN "SPIKE" FARRAWELL

WIP © IAN “SPIKE” FARRAWELL

 

I have a love of old books and book illustrations which influence my works. I also take inspiration from ordinary life and people going about their day to day jobs. Architecture, urban scenery and the countryside are another part of life that inspires my work.

 

BOOK BINDING BY IAN "SPIKE" FARRAWELL

BOOK BINDING BY IAN “SPIKE” FARRAWELL

 

I am a mostly self taught artist and I have completed both print making and book binding workshops.

 

38 THE PRINT © IAN “SPIKE” FARRAWELL

 

I have exhibited my works in Canberra and surrounds since I started printmaking and have works in private collections in Australia and overseas.

 

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Photo Credit: Michelle Kroll | AHCPHOTO

 

Ian is also known as PrintBookSpike and you can find more of his fantastic Lino Prints alongside his wonderful hand bound books in the Cafe Gallery and SHOP section of the Strathnairn Arts Homestead Gallery, in Holt, Belconnen.

To follow Ian -PrintBookSpike, you can find him on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the Return To Tradition | Rugmakers Guild Exhibition

Arboretum by Gail Nicholls

Arboretum by Gail Nicholls

 

Explore the Return to Tradition

Exhibition by the Australian Rugmakers Guild
Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

1- 25 September

Years of Grace by Maggie Hickey

Years of Grace by Maggie Hickey

 

This exhibition of the Australian Rugmakers Guild is an opportunity to create awareness of the craft of rug making and its modern revival and catalysing the development of a thriving rug making community throughout Australia.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to view amazing works by the Australian Rugmakers Guild!

The Woolshed Gallery is situated on the Strathnairn Arts Grounds. The Gallery is open 10am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday. 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 WEEK TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SQUARE!

 

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Last Week to vote for your Favourite SQUARE!

Squares People's Choice Exhibition 2016 Entries

Squares People’s Choice Exhibition 2016 Entries

With nearly 100 entries this year – it is a great reason to visit Strathnairn Gallery this weekend!

The 9th SQUARES People’s Choice Exhibition concludes with a Prize presentation this Sunday at 3pm in The Woolshed Gallery – All Welcome!

As always, the Cafe is open, so make a great day out and have lunch after you visit the SQUARES.

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!

Buttony Workshop with Barbara Schey

Buttony Workshop – Produce Unique Buttons

Buttony Workshop with Barbara Schey

Buttony Workshop with Barbara Schey

Learn the fascinating history of the unique craft of Dorset and Yorkshire buttons with international textile artist and tutor, Barbara Schey, while working on your own special works.
Students will be guided through the basic steps to produce unique buttons which can be included in many forms of artwork and jewellery.

Village Hall, Strathnairn Arts,
Stockdill Drive Holt, ACT

COST: $200 for 2 Day workshop         Dep $50 to secure place

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August 2016
Please Contact Joan James to book – joanjamesartist@gmail.com

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!

Valentine’s Gifts for 2016

Gift Ideas available from the SHOP section of Strathnairn Gallery, perfect for Valentine’s Day this year.

SHOP at Strathnairn Arts Gallery

 

Don’t forget that the Cafe is open for Valentine’s Day lunch – but be sure to phone and make a booking to avoid disappointment on the day.