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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You Are Invited! | From The Forest to the Sea

From The Forest To The Sea - Hollier, Dawson Exhibition

 

You Are Invited!

Please join Strathnairn Arts Studio Holder, Jo Hollier and Barbara Dawson at the Opening of their Joint Exhibition – From The Forest To The Sea , tomorrow at 5.30pm at The Belconnen Arts Centre, Belconnen, North Canberrra.

An Exhibition of Mixed Media Works by Barbara Dawson and Jo Hollier

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“In our art we are exploring a connection with place and the environment.” 

Jo Hollier and Barbara Dawson have been Working together in their art practices for several years  and have previously held two joint exhibitions in Canberra in 2014. Barbara has recently moved to the Jervis Bay area and her work is now reflecting this change. Jo though living in Canberra owns land on the far south coast and her work reflects an abiding love for the flora and fauna of the south east forests of NSW. 

The exhibition comprises series of eco prints and collographs combined with mixed media. The starting point for the works are derived from the locations where the artists live and echoes the influence of these environments in their work. 

It promises to be a wonderful night out!

Belconnen Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Contact: 61733300

We look forward to a great evening. All Welcome!

 

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!

SQUARES Art Exhibition – Two Weeks To Go!

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The Countdown is on!

There are only two weeks left to enter your Art into The 2016 SQUARES Exhibition.

A fantastic Community Art Event, SQUARES is open to all artists  – everyone is welcome!

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

Belconnen Community Service – Belconnen

Watson Arts Centre – Watson

Tuggeranong Arts Centre – Tuggeranong

Each year the entries are wide and varied – we look forward to recieving your entry this year!

With some great prizes up for grabs, this is an Art Show well worth entering!

Entry kits are still available at the Strathnairn Arts Gallery, open today from 10am to 4pm!

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!

 

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!