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Welcome to 2017

What a scorching start to 2017. Not only that, Strathnairn in now open for business and so is the wonderful Juice cafe.

The Shop is full of amazing new stock. We have several new members. That means 30 plus artists, all offering unique items.  We have wall art, ceramics, silk scarves, silk painting, jewelry and more. Come and see Emma Dobbs beautiful Teddy Bears.

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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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.

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Mother's Day at Strathnairn Arts Shop

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day at Strathnairn Arts Shop

Mother’s Day gift ideas by local artists available from the Shop section at Strathnairn Arts Gallery. Image Credits: Top lhs Trenna Langton |Top rhs Vera Delova | Middle lhs Jo Hollier – Wall Art, Joan James – Scarf; Ian Latter – Wooden Boxes; August Cole – Blankets | Bottom lhs: Socks by Joan James, Robyn Diener, Dorothy Kraft | Bottom rhs: Michael Sainsbury

A New Display for Mother’s Day

Looking for that unique Mother’s Day present?

Shop at Strathnairn Arts has a fresh new display with new items added last week.

Local artists offer their wares via the Shop at the Strathnairn Arts Gallery. From Paintings to handmade socks, there truly is something special to show Mum how much you care.

With the weather now cooling, it is a perfect time to consider a new blanket or scarves, and don’t forget the socks! We have perfect pottery to make a statement on a special feature cabinet, wares for the table or jewelry to adorn a favourite outfit.

Don’t forget that the Cafe is open on Mother’s Day, offering cakes, coffee or a lunch out for those who would like to spoil Mum on her special 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, Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!