You Are Invited! | Inspired at Strathnairn | The Gumnut Artists

Still Life with Fruit - Wendy Antoniak

Still Life with Fruit – Wendy Antoniak

Opening today…

Please join us for the Opening of the Inspired at Strathnairn Exhibition of The Gumnut Artists this afternoon…

Inspired at Strathnairn’ is a culmination of works from art group, ‘The Gumnuts’. This exhibition showcases a myriad of technique, colour and mediums. Each work exploring the inspiration that working amidst the Strathnairn grounds has evoked.

The Gumnuts have been meeting every Tuesday at Strathnairn for many years now and many of the artists have had work accepted in regional and national exhibitions; their work well known in the Canberra area. An exhibition not to be missed!

 

Crabapple Autumn – Margaret Steel

 

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: June 15 – July 9 2017

Official Opening: Saturday  June 17, 4 pm, by Sharon Field.

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 Weekend! | Click + Capture | U3A Camera Club

Last Weekend!

Many visitors have been to view the wonderful photography of the U3A Canberra Camera Club.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this exhibition! This is the last weekend the Exhibition will be on display at the Homestead Gallery.

The fires are lit and the Gallery is warm, with the cafe open it makes for a lovely day out!

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – June 11, 2017

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!

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! | Click + Capture 2017 | U3A Photography Exhibition

Opening Tomorrow! ….

Please join us for the Opening of the U3A Photographic Exhibition of the Canberra Camera Club tomorrow afternoon…

 

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – June 11, 2017

Official Opening: Thursday May 25, 4 pm, by Helen McFadden, President Photographic Society .

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! | Art In Miniature Opens Tomorrow!

You Are Invited! | Art In Miniature Annual Exhibition Opening

Please join us for the Opening of A.I.M.Art In Miniature – Annual Exhibition in Gallery One.

 

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: April 27 – May 21, 2017

Official Opening: Thursday April 27, 4 pm by Jo Hollier.

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! | 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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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!

 

 

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!