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January News

Welcome to 2019!

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We hope everyone has had a lovely break over Christmas & New year!

The first day back at the Motel is tomorrow 15 January.  It’s going to be a hot one and we also have a birthday celebration !

The executive met last week and worked out some dates for our First Tuesday workshops and looked at some other weekend workshop ideas.

The Mothers Day exhibition at the library has been cancelled due to it clashing with the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery Exhibition.

Have you paid your membership for 2019?


May to July Exhibition @ Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

“From Paddock to Pleasure”

Exhibition Opening 31 May  – 28 July 2019

One artwork per person will be displayed.

Artworks to be delivered by 26 May (unless prior arrangements have been made with the gallery)

Artworks to be picked up in the week 29 July to 2 August

The pleasures of food are many and complex…..extending far beyond the kitchen table. From cultivation of the land and the sowing of seeds, the harvest, the catch and the kill, the aroma of baking , a pot simmering on the stove.  Food production, preparation and dining are represented here in a selection of paintings that reference the age old  visual arts tradition of still life.

Paverpol Workshop

Paverpol is a much sought after fabric hardener that was developed by a group of artists in the Netherlands. Artists and hobbyists have been using it for over 15 years and love its versatility. It is weatherproof and adhesive and becomes rock hard when dry. Paverpol can be used to make all sorts of materials rock hard. Porous materials such as textiles, paper, chamois leather, fiberglass, self-hardening clay and all kinds of natural materials are ideal. It will adhere to wood, ceramics, plaster, concrete, stone. You can make figurines, wire figurines, garden statues, dolls, sculptures and many, many other decorations.

This workshop will be held over 2 days with day 1 being preparation of the wire structure and day 2 at Sue’s attaching this to your support and then applying the Paverpol.

Materials will be supplied but if you have old lace and other suitable fabrics please bring them along.  Helen Mac & Judy will be providing guidance on the days and an information leaflet will be provided.

Free to MASH Members!  

Limit of 10 people.

2019 Art days @ the motel January to June:

January 15, 22, 29

February 5th First Tuesday: Collage 3D and texture.  Bring along bits & pieces and your ideas.
Painting days: 12th, 19th, 26th

March 5th First Tuesday: Revival and Re-vamp.  Bring along old works that need fixing and we will do a self help/critique session. 
Painting days: 
12th, 19th, 26th

April 2ndFirst Tuesday: Paverpol sculpture Day 1 preparation day, materials supplied.

Painting days: 9, 16, 23, 30

Saturday 6th April Paverpol sculpture Day 2 completion of work.  See link to Paverpol ideas. A flyer will be prepared for this.

May 7thFirst TuesdayPallette knife techniques
Painting days: 14, 21, 28

June 4thFirst Tuesday: 11am Gallery Visit to see our exhibition  & optional lunch at Spoons (self funded)
Painting days: 
11, 18, 25

Other workshop ideas for 2019

Ross Paterson Watercolours: August

Mosaics with Di Giddings

Marian Caccianiga workshop

Raelene Richardson Textiles & paint

Glenda Cornell.  Landscape, pallete knife work

Jon Lam (Echuca) Water effects and wet landscapes

If you have any news about exhibitions or workshops in the region please contact either Judy or Lorri so we can spread the news!

Judy Brawn, President

Sue McGrath , Treasurer

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Lorri Lambert, Secretary


~ Artist ~ Teacher ~ Counsellor ~

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