Mallee Artists will be celebrating 21 years with a retrospective exhibition at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery. Opening 25th November 2022! Stay tuned for more information!!
February: Finally back together after the summer break! No workshops but it was wonderful catching up with everyone. Had an AGM and set some ideas for the year. Also instigated a last Friday of the month catch up cuppa date to enable the two groups to get together. Tuesday at the Motel has a cap of 6 but we can still have up to 20 at the Woorinen Hall. Then another lockdown on 12th Feb!
March: Funky Trees with Merrilyn Kemp. We had a lot of fun painting these and the workshop consultation lasted weeks with the final one completed in June 🙂
April: Paverpol with Helen Mac. PaverPol is a fun 3D sculpture using wire frame and then covering in fabric dipped in special hardening cement like stuff! (very technical description)
May: Collage on one day ( a diy) session
May: Clay heads with Di Giddings. It was lovely to be able to have former member Di back for a visit and to run another clay workshop for us. Some really interesting results. Check out Kylie’s wonderful patina finish.
June: Another snap lockdown slowed us down a bit but we kept working on our funky trees!
I just had to add Reike’s fantastic pyrography! Also check out Sue’s lovely maggies (these are featured as our current image on the Facebook group).
Coming up July 7th: Abstract Trees and Rocks with Merrilyn Kemp (see next post for)
Please post your latest work or email Lorri your images if you don’t know how!
cheers Lorri 🙂
2019 Workshops Summary
This year we have a wonderful variety of workshops including Water effects with Jon Lam, Paverpol sculptures with Helen & Judy, Watercolour with Ross Paterson and Clay sculpted heads with Di. Combined with our First Tuesdays it has been a very eventful year!
Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM this week. Judy Brawn and Lorri Lambert have been re-elected to President & Secretary. The position of Treasurer is still open.
Biddy Pierce will be assisting Lorri with media and Maxine Harrop will be coordinating morning tea.
Due to growth in numbers we will have 2 days of art available!
Tuesdays 9.30am -1.30pm at the Murray River Motel, Campbell St Swan Hill.
(Gold coin donation) AND Wednesdays 9.00am – 1.00pm at Woorinen South Community Hall, starting 2nd October. ($5 per week)
Come to one or come to both! Art materials can be provided for beginners to come & try!
Cuppa and bikkies included.
Tuesday November 5th @ the Motel
Bring something to share for Cup Day morning Tea & don’t forget your hat!
Lunch will be on Tuesday … December at Java Spice. Bookings to Norma or Lorri.
Swan Hill Show
Schedule is now out! We support the show committee each year with a donation towards prizes in the art section. We also help hang artworks and we will be asking for helpers in show week – please help if you can, dates to be advised.
MONTHLY MEMBER WORKSHOPS
FIRST TUESDAY WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FIRST WEDNESDAYS @ WOORINEN SOUTH COMMUNITY HALL!
Wednesday October 2nd – Plein Air (painting outside) Hints and tips for making the most of catching light, making quick sketches and more!
Wednesday November 6th @ Woorinen South Community Hall from 9am. Workshop starts @ 10am
Business cards: these will be given to members on request to hand out as needed.
Promotional Brochure: Lorri has completed. This will be placed at Information Centre, The Regional Art Gallery and Library. Please ask for a bundle to distribute to other suitable locations such as Post Offices/stores in outlying towns.
Red Cross Fundraiser October: MASH will have a stall for this event. Small artworks would be the most suitable plus any crafty items you make. Please contact Lorri or Jenny to find out more.
Food & Wine Show March 2020: We will be having a stall in conjunction with the Artisan market. Details to come.
Mothers Day Fundraiser April 2020: We will be holding an exhibition with art for sale and a % of proceeds to local cancer support group. More details early next year.
PRESIDENT: Judy Brawn M: 0448 918 771 Email: email@example.com
SECRETARY: Lorri Lambert M: 0467 879 261 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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.
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
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!!
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.
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
Cezanne Style Still Life
Marian Caccianiga will be holding an acrylic workshop during our regular Tuesday Art Group, you can come along and participate or just do your usual thing. For those interested in participating and trying something different the workshop will be held over two days Tuesday the 4th and Tuesday the 11th of February. Marian will cater for all levels of experience from beginners to seasoned artists, she will show us how to use lots of glazing with our acrylics. You will need to bring a canvas no smaller than 30cm X 40cm (rectangle or square) prepared with a coat of Gesso or white paint. Bring your own acrylic paints and brushes or you can use those supplied. If you have an interesting piece of pottery etc suitable for still life bring it along also. Cost per day for members is $10 if you have your own paints and brushes or $20 if you use paints and brushes supplied, so come and give it a go. Non Members $5 extra per day. Phone Marian on 0427367506 to register.
Swan Hill Region Produce and Design Market is held as part of the Swan Hill Wine and food Festival. We have participated in this Sunrise Rotary Market regularly, lots of people are expected to be visiting Swan Hill on the Labour Day Weekend in March. As always it is held in the car park between the Gallery and Spoons. Mark the date Sunday March 9th in your diary, we will set up from 8am with the market starting at 9am and finishing at 1pm.
In 2012 we applied to the Swan Hill Rural City Council for funding to do a Mural of the old Swan Hill Wharf, at our second attempt in 2013 we were successful. The large board that we will be working on is at Joan Holmes Studio at Tooleybuc and we will be working on it during Feb/March anyone from the group who would like to be involved would be most welcome. Phone Judy for more information, 0448918771.
Anglican Art Show Get painting, May will come around quickly!!! This annual show will be on the first weekend in June. Please support this local show I will put more information in the April newsletter.
2014 Exhibition “ART from the hART”
Our bi-annual Exhibition will be held in September, make sure you have some work on the go for this occasion. There is still time to offer a suggestion for the name of our Exhibition or if you have any other suggestions contact Judy 0448918771.
Events coming up during February and March are:
February: Marian Caccianiga will hold a two day acrylic workshop maximum of 10 people per day. Bring your own canvas. (30X40) Venue: Murray River Motel Time: Tuesday 4th Feb 10am – 3pm, Tuesday 11th Feb 10am – 3pm Cost: With own paints and brushes Members $10 per day Non Members $15 per day. All materials supplied (except canvas) Members $20 per day Non Members $25 per day. Contact: Marian ph 0427367506 to book your place.
March: Food and Wine Festival Producers Market. March 9th.
Group Art days for FEBRUARY
Neighbourhood House dates (9:30am – 1:00pm) 1oth, 17th 24th
Murray River Motel dates (9:30am – 2:30pm) 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th .
Opportunities: Owl Little Studio If you have any work at the studio consider changing it over. If any one else has something to put in just pop down to the studio.
Caroline Ellis is running art classes in her studio at Mystic Park. More details can be found at her website Caroline Ellis Art
The next Newsletter will be put out on the 1st of April if you have anything of interest to go into it please email Joan Mellahn: email@example.com or Judy Brawn: firstname.lastname@example.org ph 0448918771 Happy Painting!!