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June News

“From Paddock to Plate”

Our new exhibition Opened 31 May at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.  It will be on display until 28 July.

 

Workshops so far….

Collage: some really wonderful results from this one and some just haven’t stopped creating collage since! Di completed her piece and it featured in a recent exhibition in the Regional Art Gallery.

PaverPol

Helen Mac & Judy provided guidance for this 2 day workshop and there were some wonderful results. A big thank you to Sue for allowing the group to make a mess at her house!

Visit the Facebook group to see more!!

Palette Knife This was a fun group activity on the first Tuesday in May and most of us had a go! Here are two examples Joy’s maggie with attitude and Kylie’s landscape, created using bits of cardboard as her palette knife!

Jon Lam 2 day workshop water effects

Day one challenged those of us unfamiliar with watercolours and their delicate possibilities and day 2 was filled with a huge range of work featuring reflections and semi abstracts. The group would love Jon to return next year.

Day 1 Glenys created figures in the rain & Sue , a rainy day at Flinders Street.

(sorry I didn’t take more pics of day 1)  Day 2 semi abstracts and lots of reflections.

Thanks to Jon Lam for sharing his knowledge and for inspiring us to try something new!

Visit Jon’s website 

Upcoming Dates

Ross Paterson Watercolour Workshop

3rd & 4th August

$125 members $150 non members

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Pyalong landscape, Watercolour, 45 x 60 cm 
Painted on site May 2019

Ross is a passionate and dedicated teacher, who is in high demand for his popular and informative workshops. He is constantly requested to travel throughout Australia and overseas to teach and encourage willing artists. Ross has over 220 major awards to his credit including being three times winner of the Australian Landscape Award at Camberwell Art Show.

A full materials list and venue information will be provided when you book and pay a deposit.

Ross Paterson Website

 

2019 Art days @ the Motel June to December

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

July 2nd First Tuesday: Portraits – bring along a photo with nice sharp features and good contrast.  Painting Days: 9, 16, 23, 30

August 6th First Tuesday: “paint like” your favourite artist. Bring along a favourite image and reinterpret it or try and paint something in the style of your favourite artist.  Painting Days: 13, 20, 27

September 3rd First Tuesday: Clay Heads with Di (there will be a cost and possible change of venue for the clay, details to come later) Painting Days: 10, 17, 24

October 1st First Tuesday: Acrylic Paint pouring with Lorri $10 per person (venue to be confirmed) BYO board/canvas, foil trays and acrylic paints. Pouring mediums, disposable gloves, cups and icypole sticks supplied Painting Days: 8, 15, 22, 29

November 5th First Tuesday: Melbourne Cup Collage – horses, hats & tracks – what is your favourite thing about the cup? Collage it!! Painting Days: 12, 19, 26

December Painting Days: 3, 10 Christmas Lunch 17th

Contact the Secretary:  0467 879 261 to make a booking or find out more.

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March News update

Please note, the correct closing date for entries in the Kerang Rotary Easter Art Show 2019  is Friday 5th April.

 

Paverpol Workshop

FREE to MASH members.

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Tuesday 2nd April

& Saturday 6th April

Bookings essential with Helen Mac 0422 636 597

List and instructions available when you book

 

MASH Exhibition @ Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery:

“From Paddock to Plate”

Dates: 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 29 July to 2 August.

2019 Art days @ the motel March to June:

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.
Saturday 6th April Paverpol sculpture Day 2 completion of work.
Painting days: 9, 16, 23, 30

May 7thFirst Tuesday: Pallette knife techniques (TBC)
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

thumbnail_447 Sailors Rest 17-08-2018 Acrylic 53x53Jon Lam workshop: Wet Streetscapes plus Boats & Water Effects

Date: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May
Time: 9.30am to 4pm both days
Cost: $90 for members  $110 non members
Venue: Swan Hill Neighbourhood House

Two days of exploration of water themes under the excellent instruction of Jon Lam.  Jon’s versatility with various media and styles has won him first prize with his Acrylic, Oil and
Watercolour paintings. With more than 30 years of teaching experience, Jon enjoys exploring different styles in his work.

Artists may work in any water based medium.

Please bring your source images of wet streetscapes and water scenes plus materials such as paints, canvas, paper or boards.  brushes, palettes, water containers etc.

 Tea & Coffee, morning & arvo tea provided.  BYO lunch.

http://jonfonglam.wixsite.com/mysite    or https://www.facebook.com/jonfonglam

Got news?

Email Lorri lorog42@hotmail.com or post it on our Facebook page !

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First Tuesday in March – Fixer Upper!

Do you have a “Fixer Upper” lurking in your collection of paintings?

Colour, tone , proportion, shading, perspective …we have all had our battles!

Do you want some friendly feedback and advice?

The First Tuesday 5th March is our “Fixer Upper” workshop.

Bring along a painting or two that you are not happy with or that you have left unfinished and as a group we will help each other out!

Below is an example of an unfinished work in desperate need of some advice!  Now if only I can remember where I put it I will bring it along.

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Water Effects workshops

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Two workshops with Jon Lam

Sat 25th & Sun 26th May 2019

Two days of exploration of water themes under the excellent instruction of Jon Lam.  Jon’s versatility with various media and styles has won him first prize with his Acrylic, Oil and
Watercolour paintings. With more than 30 years of teaching experience, Jon enjoys exploring different styles in his work.

Artists may work in any water based medium.

Please bring your source images of wet streetscapes and
water scenes plus materials such as paints, canvas, paper or boards.  brushes, palettes, water containers etc.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May

Tine: 9.30am to 4pm both days

Cost: $90 for members   $110 non members

Venue: Swan Hill Neighbourhood House

Tea & Coffee, morning & arvo tea provided.  BYO lunch.

http://jonfonglam.wixsite.com/mysite

https://www.facebook.com/jonfonglam

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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.

https://www.paverpolaustralia.com.au/gallery/

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 http://www.rosspaterson.com.au/index.php

Mosaics with Di Giddings

Marian Caccianiga workshop

Raelene Richardson Textiles & paint

Glenda Cornell.  Landscape, pallete knife work https://open.abc.net.au/explore/193291

Jon Lam (Echuca) Water effects and wet landscapes http://jonfonglam.wixsite.com/mysite

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

Photo by john paul tyrone fernandez on Pexels.com

Lorri Lambert, Secretary

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Paint Pouring Re-visited!

Lorri is running a paint pouring workshop on Friday 23rd November at Woorinen South Community Hall as part of Regional Arts Victoria “Home is where the Hall is” celebrations.

Time: 1pm until 3ish

Cost: $5 per person
Acrylic paint and pouring medium are supplied

Please bring the following:
# A tray to catch drips and take your work home (aluminium roast trays are good, one per painting)
# A small canvas or two
(I will have some 20 x 30 cm available for $5 each)
# Apron!

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Christmas Party

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Boo’s Lakeside Café (Lake Boga)

Tuesday 11th December, 12 noon.

We will be ordering off the menu and there are Gluten free and Vegetarian options available.

Please Bring a gift to the value of $10. 

If you have not booked please contact me asap 0467 879 261 to put your name on the list!

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2018 Melbourne Cup Celebrations

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October/November News

TUESDAY ART GROUP @ Murray River Motel 9.30am – 1.30pm

2018 Dates: October 23, 30   November 6, 13, 20 ,27  December 4, 11, 18

2019 Dates: (January No Art Group) Resuming 5th February 2019

WORKSHOPS

August: Ross Paterson Pastels

A very successful workshop was held at Tooleybuc and some beautiful work created!

FIRST TUESDAYS: September – Pastels

Members brought along their artwork from the Ross Paterson workshop and we shared pastels, techniques and ideas.  The workshop was held at Neighbourhood house in the art room adjacent to the Men’s Shed.  The space does not have much natural light and it was very dusty due to the woodwork next door and the ceramics.

FIRST TUESDAYS: October – Barbed Wire

Joy Jones led a fascinating workshop using barbed wire as the model.  Members learned how to paint this Aussie icon using watercolour and gouache.  For those who missed out Joy is willing to repeat the lesson on a future date.  We were joined by some members from the Moulamein art group and its always great to meet & share ideas.  Big thanks to Joy for sharing her knowledge.

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WORKSHOPS IN 2019

First Tuesdays February, March & April 2019

Still Life: using a different style and a range of ideas each month (not just a vase of flowers) in preparation for our Gallery exhibition in May.

Weekend workshops planned include: Mosaics, Printmaking, PaverPol (sculpture) and watercolour with Ross Paterson.

Any other ideas?  Please email or talk to Judy or Lorri.

# Note: There will be no scheduled workshops for November/December/January

Show Winners

Congratulations to members who won prizes at the Swan Hill Show art competition this year. Riekie: 1st prize pencil drawing and 1st prize collage Helen P: Encouragement Award for her paint pouring.  Merrilyn: 1st acrylic, 2nd pastel and Joan M: First Watercolour, second Acrylic.

END OF YEAR EVENTS

MELBOURNE CUP DAY
Tuesday 6th November.

Art group as usual PLUS bring a plate to share and don’t forget your hat!!

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XMAS PARTY
Tuesday 11th December, 12 noon.
Boo’s Lakeside Café (Lake Boga)

We will be ordering off the menu and there are Gluten free and Vegetarian options available.  Please Bring a gift to the value of $10.

EXHIBITIONS 2019

Mothers Day

We are working on holding an exhibition in April/May leading into Mothers day.
This will be a ‘Frameless’ exhibition.  Small works on paper or canvas.  The theme is flowers & gardens.

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

It is proposed that we will have an exhibition at the Gallery in May.  Theme will be “Still Life” and our monthly workshops will be working towards the exhibition.

 

Membership Now Due!

Fees remain $25 per year!

Please pay ASAP!

Entitles you to discounts on Workshops!

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen” Leonardo da Vinci