Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Red Hill School is looking for visiting artists - Next Week

My name is Renee and I’m a teacher at Red Hill School.

Our school is an IB school and part of this program involves our Year 6 classes taking part in Exhibition.

Students undertake an extensive investigation into a real-life issue that combines global significance with local relevance. The organising theme for the exhibition is How We Express Ourselves. Small groups of Year 6 students will collaboratively inquire into an aspect of this very broad topic- The ARTS For example, their inquiry may be into human impact on society, homelessness, drugs, families in need, power of money etc.

We are interested in having an Artist come visit us and discuss issues that are represented via the arts and how artist are compelled to reflect on these through a range of mediums. Perhaps even demonstrate and create with the students a piece of art.

Would you know of anyone that would be able to visit our school during the periods of 5th -17th of September and present or run a workshop with our students?

Please can you contact me if you are in anyway able to help me. 0430 764 370 School; 6205 7144

Habitat - Jo Hollier at Belconnen Arts Centre

Above is your nvitation to Jo Hollier's upcoming solo exhibition.
It has been 12 months in the creation. The work is new etchings, woodblock and lino prints with an environmental theme. (Birds too of course). Some of the work is previewed on her website. ww.johollier.com

Come along to the opening on Friday 2nd September at 6.00pm or while the gallery is open. For more information go to www.belconnenartscentre.com.au
Exhibition is continuing until Sunday September 18th.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Casting the Net at Straithnairn Gallery

Casting the Net is an exhibition of works by members of Networks Australia, a group of professional
artists with multi- disciplinary practices, exploring the concepts and materials relating to nets and netmaking. Celebrating the development of an idea conceived in a Strathnairn studio 3 years ago

ARTISTS        Mog Bremner Catherine Dabron Wendy Dodd Gabriella Hegyes Paula Hilyard Barbara Jackson Liz Jeneid Belinda Jessup Lynne Johnson Valerie Kirk Jenny Manning Helen Martin Beverly Moxon Maryann Mussared Sharon Peoples Marli Popple Ola Robertson Bev Thomas Nancy Tingey   Rosina Wainwright Katherine White

To be opened by Dr Chris Bourke MLA  at 4pm on Saturday 27 August. The exhibition runs from Friday 26 August to Sunday 11 September 2011

Further information is to be found on
www.netwurks.blogspot.com  www.netwurks.wordpress.com and www.networksaustralia.blogspot.com

Opening hours - Friday, Saturday and Sunday only 10am - 4.30pm
Strathnairn Arts Association
90 Stockdill Drive, Holt ACT 2615
Strathnairn Arts Association is supported by the ACT Government

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ANU School of Art - OPEN DAY Saturday 27th August

Brooches by Louise Coxon for sale on Open Day.
The Textiles Workshop is open from 10-4pm and you are welcome to come and see student work, demonstrations, buy special textiles brooches made by students and talk to staff and students. There will be cakes, tea and coffee available and (weather permitting) Billie Tea around the outdoor fireplace.

Be inspired and enjoy the creative atmosphere.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Volunteers wanted for the Nara Festival in October

The ACT Government is seeking interested volunteers to assist with the delivery of the 2011 Canberra Nara Candle Festival taking place on Saturday 22 October.

The Canberra Nara Candle Festival is an annual celebration of the Canberra Nara Sister City relationship.  The Festival embraces the values of friendship and goodwill between our two countries through a diverse program of performance, cultural activities, displays and cuisine.

The centrepiece of the Festival is a stunning display of 2,000 candles in our very own Japanese Garden. The Canberra Nara Candle Festival is being coordinated by the ACT Government, with the support of the Embassy of Japan and many community groups.

How can I get involved?
This is primarily a community festival, which relies on substantial voluntary support from both groups and individuals. We are inviting members of the general public to participate in the events for which there are a variety of tasks and roles.

You must be over the age of eighteen (18) to be eligible to volunteer.
Volunteers over the age of 18 will be insured by the ACT Government.

Pre-Event Briefing
A pre-event briefing session will be held on Wednesday 6 October 2011 at 4.30pm at Canberra Nara Peace Park, allowing the opportunity for questions to be answered and meet fellow staff and volunteers.

Who do I contact? 
Fax to (02) 6205 0629 , or,
Mail to: Event Officer, Special Events
Tourism, Events & Sport
Economic Development Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601

Upon approval a ‘Volunteer Information Kit’ will be sent to you listing your assigned duties, time requirements and other key event information.

Friday, August 19, 2011

JUMP information sessions 30th August

Applications for the JUMP National Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Artists open soon, and as JUMP’s ACT delivery partner, CCAS are hosting an info session on Tuesday 30 August - further information below and attached.

We’d appreciate you helping us spread the word about JUMP and the info session to anyone you think may be interested.

JUMP is the Australia Council's national mentoring program for young and emerging artists (18-30yrs) that identifies and promotes excellence in artistic practice. Supported artforms include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Community Arts, Dance, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music, Theater, or Visual Arts. Already the largest artist mentoring program nationally, the 2012 program features the highest number of mentorship places on offer yet in the program. Through the JUMP program artists can further their careers through a ten month one on one relationship with a leading arts professional of their choice, and join a diverse national network of around 150 program participants and alumni making their mark on the industry.

Applications for the 2012 JUMP program open 22 August and close 28 October 2011.

Find out more at the ACT JUMP info session
When: Tuesday 30 August, 6-7pm
Where: Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS), Gorman House, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon
RSVPinfo@ccas.com.au or via the JUMP info session event on the CCAS Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=254333141253147)

Visit the JUMP website www.jumpmentoring.com.au from 22 August for program information, updated applications forms and FAQs.

Further enquiries about this program should be directed to:

Janice Kuczkowski
JUMP Program Development Officer, ACT
c/o Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Steve Morvell at the Artists Shed

Exhibition and opening of International renown wild life artist 'STEVE MORWELL' the 'Art Of The Wild' opens for viewing on Wednesday 17th of August. 


Leah-Kate Hannaford's wonderfull exhibition continues to August 14. 

The Shed Sessions [folk, blues and jazz] on the 1st and 3nd Sundays of the month from 2pm - 5pm are very popular,  next the on 20th features Fred Pilcher and a crew from Humbug ! 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship program

The National Gallery of Australia warmly invite Indigenous Australians to apply for the Indigenous Arts Leadership program in 2011 and to be part of building the future of the Australian arts sector.

The National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers are delighted that the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship program, the first of its kind, has been established for Indigenous Australians with the goal to increase Indigenous leadership within the visual arts sector.

It consists of two programs:

Transience - Paperworks, Inc at Belconnen Arts Centre

10 - 28 August

Transience explores the evanescent through the use of a variety of plant fibres which metaphorically express fragility. The plant fibre materials that Paperworks' artisans employ are delicate in appearance, a reflection of the inherent fragile essence of each human being. The nuances of colour and texture exhibited by the fibrous pieces are reminiscent of seasonal change and echo the fleetingness of temporal life.

Exhibition opening by Chris Bourke, MLA  Friday 12 August > 6:00pm

Meet the artists Sunday 21 August > 2:00pm

More Information

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Not to be contained

12 - 28 August 
Ceramicists Crick and Lewis explore our perception of the container, the vessel, the sculptured object, with Ikebana as their common source of inspiration. The artists share an interest in surface treatments but approach this from very different directions. Lewis’ work is painterly, layered and abstract while Crick explores geometry, applied texture and negative space.

Official Opening by Anita McIntyre – President, Strathnairn Arts Association
Friday 12 August  6:00pm
Ikebana demonstrations  Sunday 14 - 21 August ; 3:00pm

Meet the artists  Sunday 14 August; 2:00pm
More Information

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Craft & Quilt Fair - August 11 -14

From August 11 – 14, enjoy the exciting world of creative fun and indulge your passion for scrapbooking, knitting, quilting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, beading, jewellery-making and more.

This year, the fair is packed with lots to see and do.  You can learn new techniques and watch demonstrations in free Workshops and join hands-on Craft Circles. Check out retailers from all over Australia and admire exciting displays and live demonstrations by guest artists – Teresa Dair and Rachel Greig. Explore the world of crochet with Jenny King in her short workshops, or release your inner artist at the Izzii Art Studio.
You’ll also see many amazing quilts on display, including the annual exhibition of the Canberra Quilters Inc., the Best of Australia quilts, the finalists’ quilts from the AP&Q AQC Challenge quilts and more.

Plus, come to fair and you could win prizes worth over $8500. Be early to the fair and join our warm-up dance with the exhibitors and win prizes there too. Or just share a tip or two about craft on our ‘Tree of Knowledge’ and get a chance to have your tip published in a book. But that’s not all – you also get to take home a FREE copy of The Australian Women’s Weekly – while stocks last.

So, come to Australia’s favourite Craft & Quilt Fair – you’ll love it! Visit www.craftfair.com.au to find out more and plan your day.

Craft & Quilt Fair
August 11 - 14, 2011, Thursday to Sunday,
Exhibition Park In Canberra, Mitchell
10am to 4.30pm daily

Saturday, August 6, 2011

3 Score Plus 10

Squares at Strathnairn

SCOOP @ STRATHNAIRN presents ‘SQUARES’ The 4th People’s Choice Exhibition

An open entry exhibition of 12 x 12 inch canvases using any media.

The Exhibition opens on Friday 5th of August and continues until Sunday 21st August.
People are encouraged to visit the gallery and place their vote.
First Prize $300
A special voter’s prize will be awarded
Prize giving will be held on Sunday 21st August at 2.30pm by ABC’s weatherman Mark Carmody

Strathnairn Homestead Gallery and SCOOP are open Friday to Sunday 10 – 4.30pm
Strathnairn Homestead CafĂ© is open Friday to Sunday 10 – 4pm.
Wood fired pizza’s every Sunday – bookings 0487 196 468.