SQUARES 2017 | Call For Artists

Call For Artists! | 2017 SQUARES 10th Annual People’s Choice Exhibition

2017 marks the 10th year of this fantastic Community Art Event.

Prizes this year includes:

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

SQUARES is open to all artists  – everyone is welcome! There are both Adult and Children Categories, making it an Art Competition for everyone to enter!

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

Watson Arts Centre – Watson

Important Dates to Remember

  • Final entry date – 4pm Sunday 14 May 2017
  • Exhibition and voting open – 10am Sunday 18th May 2017
  • Final voting – 12pm Sunday 18th June 2017
  • Prize giving 3pm – Sunday 18th June 20171

Entries are to be returned to the Strathnairn Arts Gallery, we look forward to seeing your creations!

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!

Eryka Garbutt | Artist Talk – Waste Not

Join Artist Eryka Garbutt for the last week of Waste Not…..

Mixed Media Artist – Eryka Garbutt is known for her marvellous mind and for finding new ways to reuse or recycle materials in her many art forms.

Pendant | Cutlery | Eryka Garbutt

This is a wonderful opportunity to see a more focused body of work by the artist, utilising materials often dismissed.

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. – Eryka

Works on show include Pendants made from Cutlery, Sculptures made from household items and Wall Art from Toilet Rolls.

Lady In Not So Red | Toilet Rolls | Eryka Garbutt

Eryka will be available at the Strathnairn Gallery this Saturday 22nd April throughout the day to speak about her creations and artistic processes.

This is the last week of the exhibition.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see Eryka’s latest creations.

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!

 

 

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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Ledger Art Workshop with Artist in Residence Brent Learned

Ledger Art Workshop with International Award Winning Artist Brent Learned

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Ledger Art – Brent Learned

Where: Strathnairn Arts Village Hall
When: Saturday March 4th 9:30- 11 AM
Cost: $35 per person

The Artist: Brent Learned is a Native American artist from Oklahoma who draws, paints, and sculpts the Native American Indian in a contemporary impressionistic style.

As an enrolled member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, Learned appreciates the legacy and culture of the American Plains Indian. “I create artwork to capture the essence, accuracy and historic authenticity of the American Plains Indian way of life,” says the artist.

The Workshop: Brent will first discuss who he is & about the tribe he belongs to; the Cheyenne and Arapaho. He will delve into the role that his tribe played in American history & how this has informed his artistic style. Brent will also give a brief history of Ledger artwork that will tell the story of the plains Indian original art form from its origins to what it has evolved into today.

Materials Required: + Old paper of any kind; it could be ledger paper, old certified, bank notes, maps , envelopes, etc. + Drawing utensils of any kind; it could be crayon , drawing pencils, coloured pencils, pen and ink, etc. + A great attitude & eagerness to learn!

Brent will have a few ledger drawings for people to colour. Brent also has a special gift for all attendees!

Please email info@strathnairn.com.au for your registration form

 

You Are Invited! | Open Studio Day | Brent Learned & Merryn Apma

You are invited!

Merryn Apma – Artist in Residence – Strathnairn Arts

 

Brent Learned – Artist in Residence – Strathnairn Arts

Artists in Residence – Brent Learned & Merryn Apma

Open Studio Day

Woolshed Gallery
Saturday 25th February 10 AM - 3 PM

An extraordinary opportunity to see two unique artists in residence working within their temporary studio space at Strathnairn Arts.

Brent Learned & Merryn Apma will open their doors to the public on Saturday 25th February to provide insight into their working process as well as their cultural influences.

There will also be a vibrant exhibition of works for sale.

Brent Learned is a Native American artist from Oklahoma who draws, paints, and sculpts the Native American Indian in a contemporary impressionistic style. As an enrolled member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, Learned appreciates the legacy and culture of the American Plains Indian. “I create artwork to capture the essence, accuracy and historic authenticity of the American Plains Indian way of life,” says the artist.

Merryn Apma is a highly influential Aboriginal artist who resides in Tilba NSW. Merryn opened an Aboriginal Art Gallery in August 2015 where she showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from all over Australia. A big heart within a tight knit community, Merryn has been a powerful leader for Aboriginal issues since the famous Long Walk led by former AFL footballer Michael Long from Melbourne to Canberra in 2004.

We hope you will join us in observing these two artists at work & seeing the vast contrasts as well as similarities within their process & completed works.

Come for the Open Studios then stay for the Meet and Greet in the Homestead Gallery at 3.30pm! 

We hope to see you there!

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! | 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!

 

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!

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!