Last Days!

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Last Days! A Class Act| CCE Exhibition Closes soon.

A Class Act | CCE Exhibition concludes this weekend! 

A Class Act Exhibition

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to view such diverse range of works by the CCE Students of Micheal Winters.

Where:              The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Holt

When:                Exhibition on view until Sunday August 14, 4pm

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 – 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!

 

 

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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!

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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!

 

 

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!

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.