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 🙂
Mallee Artists will resume regular painting days from the first week in February.
Tuesdays @ the Murray River Motel, Swan Hill from 9.30am
Entry by donation.
please note that numbers are limited to 6 due to COVID social distancing restrictions.
Register your interest with Sue M: 0409376839
Wednesdays @ Woorinen South, Community Centre Hall from 9.30am
$5 fee to cover hire costs and insurance.
Just a reminder that Lorri will be away from 28th Feb until 15th April. Norma is currently looking after Petty Cash & morning tea supplies.Please make sure you book in for these two great workshops! Call Judy if you have any other questions!!
March 4: Clay heads and objects with Di Giddings.
$20 per person (members) Non members $25
10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall, McCalman Street (behind pre school)
Please contact Helen McKerrow if you are coming. M: 0422 636 597. Email: email@example.com
You will need a base for your sculpted head. A nice fat piece of dowell screwed into a rectangular or square base works well. The one in the images is approx 16cm high and on a base of approx 15cm x 20cm. You can make it smaller. Once the head is dry you can remove it & reuse your stand.
Alternately you could bring a piece of board and make a mask or something similar.
April 1st (nothing arranged for first Wednesday – any volunteers to run a foolish workshop?
Something really fun or a bit crazy would be great considering its April Fool’s Day!
Paul Oswin : Expressive Watercolour human and animal portraits
Sat 25th & Sun 26th April 10am—4pm
Woorinen South Community Hall, McCalman Street (behind pre school)
Please book with Judy Brawn. M: 0448 918 771 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
$90 for members $120 for non members (remember membership is just $25 per year!)
Paul’s workshops are fun and instructive. Alternative uses for watercolours are explored in an explosion of colour!With Paul’s workshop you can break from the traditions of painting and develop an expressive skill set that will help develop more visual movement in your wet medium painting. Paul’s aim in painting is to marry strong compositional methods with expressive qualities. He also develops rich textural elements by re-working finished painting with markers, pens and pencils.
Paul demonstrates his painting methods in a series of simple steps that participants can easily follow along. Participants can also take home an information sheet that outlines these steps for future reference as well. Gain some new tips and tricks that will help your own artistic journey in a relaxed and creative environment. This workshop is suitable for both the beginner and experienced painter alike. https://www.pauloswinart.com/
- Watercolour paints and/or inks
- Black drawing ink or ink pens
- Masking fluid
- Watercolour paper
- Masking tape
- Water containers
- Pics of Person Bird or Animal for Reference
- IPad/ phone
- White gel pens
- Paper towel
- Waterproof fineliners
- Dip pens (often used for calligraphy)
- Paint markers (these are markers that have paint in them. Ie. Posca)
Lorri Lambert, Secretary MASH
Harmony Day Project: Gratefulness Tree. Members will decorate leaves with messages to add to the community tree. Tuesday 4 Feb @ Murray River Motel.
First Wednesdays @ Woorinen South Community Hall:
Feb 5: Tantalising textures with Lorri Lambert. Impasto with acrylics, impasto medium and or modelling paste and gesso. Members Free, visitors $20
March 4: Clay heads and objects with Di Giddings. $20 per person
April 1st: TBC
May (no workshop due to Mothers’ day pop up shop)
June 3: Glass Art with Cathy Gibson. #This will be held in Moulamein. $70 per person (maximum of 8 ppl)
Paul Oswin : Expressive Watercolour human and animal portraits
Sat 25th & Sun 26th April 10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall
Jon Lam: Portraits and landscapes in Acrylics and oils
Sat 27th & Sunday 28th June—10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall
Please sign up and pay early to secure your place. Payment must be received at least 2 weeks prior to workshop to enable MASH to confirm the artist and venue.
Payment by cheque to Mallee Artists Swan Hill or Direct Deposit Bendigo Bank
Mallee Artists BSB: 633-000 Account: 1554 10509
Please use the first 3 letters of the artist surname plus your surname as reference.
PLUS: Have you paid your Annual membership? Due Now!
Phone Lorri 0467 879 261 or Judy 0448918771
Paul Oswin Workshop
· Watercolour and/or coloured inks
· Watercolour/ multimedia paper
· Brushes suitable for watercolour
· Grey-lead pencil and eraser
· Waterproof fineliner pen
· Water containers
Non-essential material list-
· Masking fluid
· Masking tape
· Coloured pencils
· Watercolour pencils
· Chinagraph pencils
· Paint pens
· black drawing ink
· Acrylic paints
· Drawing references
· Drawing/painting boards
· Easel or table easel
· Dip pens
· Calligraphy pens
· White gel pen
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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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!!
Annie’s Earth Art
Local artist Annette Joy offers workshops in Woorinen. Aug – painting, Sept – drawing, Oct – mosaics, Nov – paper jewellery, Dec – painting. Contact Annette Joy for further information, ph 03 5037 6640 or email
Caroline Ellis is running workshops at her Lake Charm Studio, contact details can be found at her website