SQUARES 10th Annual People’s Choice Exhibition – On Now!

Who will get your vote?


The 2017 SQUARES People’s Choice Exhibition is in its third week, being held at the Woolshed Gallery at Strathnairn Arts.

Adults Category    Photo credit Akka Ballenger Constantin

 

Many wonderful entries were received this year. Visitors to the gallery are able to enjoy the warmth of the fires while taking in the artworks in both the Adult and Children’s categories.

Children’s Category     Photo credit Akka Ballenger Constantin

Prizes for this year include:

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

Adults Category     Photo credit Akka Ballenger Constantin

The Exhibition remains open until June 18, where the voting will be counted up and the winners announced.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Final voting – 12pm Sunday 18th June 2017
  • Prize giving 3pm – Sunday 18th June 2017

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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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!

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! | 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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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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You Are Invited! | Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

 You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of “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.


Please Join Us!

Where: Gallery One and Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: February 2 – March 5, 2017

Official Opening: Friday February 3rd at 6pm

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! | Unleashing The Flood | Tracey Creighton

 Unleashing The Flood| Tracey Creighton

 You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of Unleashing the Flood – a Collision of Paint and Collaged Fragments by Tracey Creighton.
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Washed Up Web © Tracey Creighton

 
These paintings reflect the abundance of ideas and imagery which come flooding through during the creative process. An expressive freedom of paint colliding with collaged fragments to create a new language of stories yet to be told. There is a visual dance between the colour relationships, mark-making and use of texture to create stylised and abstract landscapes and seascapes. 

Please Join Us!

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 1-18th December 2016

Official Opening and Floor Talk:  December 3, 2016, 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!

 

You Are Invited! | Ephemeral Alchemy 2 – Shifting Boundaries | Robyn Diener | Ilona Lasmanis | Jan Ward

Ephemeral Alchemy 2 – Shifting Boundaries | Robyn Diener | Ilona Lasmanis | Jan Ward |

You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of Ephemeral 2 – Shifting Boundaries – an exhibition of paintings, etchings, mono prints, mixed media and textile art by Ilona Lasmanis, Robyn Diener & Jan Ward.
 
Shifting Boundaries is the second exhibition at the Homestead Gallery of the art work of Robyn Diener, Textile artist, Ilona Lasmanis, Printmaker and Jan Ward, Watercolour and Mixed Media artist. All three artists have brought a thoughtful scrutiny of the Australian environment and landscape to this exhibition.

You are Invited!

Where: Gallery One, Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 3 – 27 November 2016

Official Opening:  Jo Hollier, renowned Artist and Print maker, Saturday November 5, 2016, 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!

 

You Are Invited! | Terrene | Albert Yonathon Setyawan | International Artist in Residence

Terrene | Albert Yonathon Setyawan

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Please join us for the Opening of Terrene, an Exhibition by Albert Yonathon Setyawan which showcases a culmination of his artist in residence program at Strathnairn Arts.

There will be a preformative installation at the official opening from 4:30 pm & everyone is invited to participate.

You are Invited!

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Date: 20 – 29 October

Official Opening:  Saturday October 22, 2016,  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!

 

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!