Newstead Art Salon Exhibition

Newstead Art Salon Exhibition

Newstead Community Centre
Fri 17th – Sun 26th March
Open 10am – 4pm daily

It’s the Castlemaine State Festival time again, and like two years ago (when the Newstead Art Salon’s exhibition was titled ‘Spadeworks’), Newstead’s artists are holding a collective exhibition at the Community Centre. Over 100 works were exhibited in the last show, which was extremely successful, so come along during the festival to enjoy an extraordinary diversity of talent and creative artworks.

The formal opening of the exhibition will be on Sunday 19th March, at 2pm. It will be opened by local identities and all round good guys, former Councilor and Mayor Michael Redden and Nick Hudson.

Alternative Destinations Exhibition

Alternative Destinations Exhibition will be on at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub during the Castlemaine State Festival.

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Where: Newstead Railway Arts Hub 8a Tivey St, Newstead
When:  Open daily 10am-4pm, March 18-26th

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This project focuses on the energy of enquiry and the spaces of creative practice that broaden beyond the studio. Bringing together an array of innovative works for exploration and discovery. Accompanying map and catalogue available at Margot Wine Bar or Newstead Railway Arts Hub.

Artists include: Warwick Baker, Ben Blackett, Jessie Boylan, Gabrielle Brauer, Domenico de Clario, Tara Gilbee, Kristian Haggblom, Penelope Hunt, Lyndal Jones, Fiona Kennaugh, Tobias Richardson, Vin Ryan, Jacques Soddell, Zoe Volpato, Robyn Walton, Hayley West.

Enquiries: Contact Tara on 0431 837 490
gilbeetara@yahoo.com.au
http://www.taragilbee.com/blog

 

Newstead’s studios open their doors

During the Castlemaine State Festival eight studios will open their doors providing access to a diverse selection of passionately created artworks from 11 artists.

Open during the weekends of 18th & 19th and 25th & 26th March 2017 from 10-4pm with some studios open throughout the week. Please check the website for more details.

Download the map here: Newstead Open Studios map final

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Brochures are available from various outlets in Newstead, Castlemaine and Maldon… or you can download the guide directly on your phone or tablet: Newstead Open Studios map final The artists are looking forward to sharing stories of their artistic journeys. They want to inspire visitors with their endeavours and hope guests appreciate the uniqueness of their artwork and support their efforts with a purchase that has an intriguing story attached.

Below is a small glimpse of what is waiting for you at the Newstead Open Studios

Chris Johnston’s medium is clay; sculptural and functional, which reflects her connection to place and the land.

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Roger McKindley’s Antares Iron Art Garden is where broken and discarded objects morph together to live once again.
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Brass and copper are manipulated by Trefor Prest to create intricate, organic and mechanical oddities – with a touch of Steampunk.
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Sarah Koschak creates functional wheel thrown porcelain pottery for everyday use. Her pieces are simply elegant.
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Sally Roadnight explores the landscape through the artistry of various found objects and media including drawing, sewing, printing, sculpture and basketry.

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Printmaker Richard Sullivan is influenced by his environment which is reflected in the artist books, collage and altered books he creates.
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Prue McAdam’s special love of abstraction and gestural marks is explored in her paintings. Prue paints using a variety of media.

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Striving for the highest quality of woodwork of which his hands and mind are capable, Lachlan Park makes ‘things’ from wood.

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Krissy Scherlies is currently allowing her imagination to take control as she paints colourful, contemporary canvases using paint and sand.

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Julie Patey utilises printmaking and mixed media to explore the process of art making through the use of colour, shape and texture to echo her connection to the landscape of central Victoria.

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Stunning nature photographs of the bush reserve surrounding the Old Walmer School are captured by photographer Bronwyn Silver.

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Thanks to Kristin Scherlies.

Lyndal Jones Presentation

Lyndal Jones is a feminist and artist who focuses on context, place and empowerment through long-term projects involving performance and video installation.

The Avoca Project, her current work began as an address to climate change action from the perspective of a small Australian country town in central Victoria.

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What happens next …

Lyndal will present some propositions for a conversation on art, ecology and the feminine within a regional community drawing on 12 years of The Avoca Project.

For more information on The Avoca Project visit:
http://www.avocaproject.or

Time: Sunday 19 March 2017 3-4pm
Where: The Newstead Railway Station, 8a Tivey St, Newstead, VIC 3462

Book online:https://www.trybooking.com/PEGB
Contact: Tara Gilbee : 0431837490 : gilbeetara@yahoo.com.au

For more information on Alternative Destination events: http://www.taragilbee.com/blog

New exhibition: 30 years

The forthcoming exhibition at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub is a celebration of a 30-year friendship between three artists, George Duckett, George Matoulas and Rob Dott.

The exhibition will open on Sunday 15th January with an opening gathering at 2pm. It will run until Sunday 5th February.

Opening hours are 11am – 4pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Between them they have, in various combinations, studied together, shared houses and studios and the myriad of other sharings that constitute a friendship, including a concern for the vicissitudes of each others studio practice.

Despite a common geographic departure point of Fitzroy, Melbourne and a shared sensibility about the value of craftsmanship in the making of work the exhibition contains three disparate thematic concerns; weaponry, music and the tree .The exhibition also contains multitudinous mediums including a tapestry, work on paper, intaglio prints, paintings and assemblages.

Synergy – Creative photography exhibition

Through December 2016 and into the new year, we have an exhibition featuring the creative work of four central Victorian photographers: Rob Watson, Natalie Coombes, Nathan Segaloff and Aden Brown. Each have been exploring diverse photographic techniques and concepts, resulting in unique and impressive images.

The exhibition – entitled ‘Synergy‘ – will be opened by the Arts Hub’s own Julie Patey at 2pm on Saturday 10th December, and you are warmly invited.

The exhibition will be open 10am-5pm, Friday-Sunday from 10th December – 7th January, excluding the Sundays of Xmas Day and New Years Day.

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Nathan Segaloff

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Natalie Coombes

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Aden Brown

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MAG-nificent: Journeying with Maldon Art Group

Maldon Art Group – MAG – is an eclectic group of artists with wildly differing art experiences and practice. They meet weekly, without fail, throughout the year only having the Christmas week off.

Their gatherings are full of chat, laughter and food, with advice and feedback given when requested. A warm, supportive group.

This inaugural exhibition showcases their diverse styles and embraces their joy at being part of such a unique group.

The exhibition will run from 11th of November until the 4th of December, open 10am – 4pm Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Opening night is at 6pm on the 11th of November – all welcome.

MAG embraces a range of media including, oils, house paint, fabric, watercolour, acrylic, pencil and charcoal, reflecting their journey together. There is fantasy, realism and quirkiness in equal measure.

MAG hope that this will be an exhibition where people will come along and become lost in the work they offer and then return for another look, bringing a friend with them.

 

 

Newstead: Then and Now Exhibition

The next exhibition at the Newstead Arts Hub is ‘Newstead: Then and Now’ compiled by The Newstead and District Historical Society. This will be a rare and fascinating opportunity to view some of the extensive archives that have been collected by the Society over many years.

Discover what Newstead used to look like compared to what it is like today.

The official opening will be at 5 pm on Saturday 29 October. Don Garden President of Royal Historical Society of Victoria will speak on the role of historical societies in our community. All welcome.

Opening times 10.00 am – 4.00 pm on:
Saturday 29 October, Sunday 30 October, Monday 31 October
Tuesday 1 November, Saturday 5 November, Sunday 6 November

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Another highlight during the exhibition will be historical walks, both around the east of town and the west. They will be led by Derek Reid in the East and Ray Stevenson in the West. Participants will feast on stories explaining the development of our town and anecdotes that will tickle the imagination. The eastern walks will go from the Court House departing 10.30 am and the western from the railway station departing at 1.30 pm.

Booklets of the exhibition will be on sale.

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Weaving Magic

During September, the Newstead Spinners and Weavers are transforming the gallery with colour, movement and activity. Every room in the old railway building is filled with beautiful work, including large shawls, jumpers, skeins of wool and a whole room full of felted hats.

There are items for sale, but mostly the members simply enjoy displaying their talents and techniques, and talking to visitors. The felting displays exquisite forms of natural fibres combined with leaves and bark implants. Spinning wheels show how wool is transformed from raw to finished thread, and a loom allows you to observe a large weaving being created. It is fascinating to see both the raw material and final object.

The air is fun-filled, with members very busy with demonstrations and visitors all day. There is so much local talent on display, and I hope you didn’t miss out on seeing their magic.

‘Fibre to Finished Product’ is open Tuesdays and weekends until 27th September, 10am – 4pm.

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‘Fun with Fibre’ at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub

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‘Fun with Fibre’ at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub

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The Newstead Spinning Group was formed in 1978: yes…we are coming up to our 40th anniversary! That is pretty amazing for a small community group that began with a few keen spinners gathering in their own homes. Over the years people have come and gone and stayed. We now meet at the Newstead Community Centre each fortnight.

Our aim is to bring together and support people who are interested in spinning and related crafts. We work with a variety of fibres including wool, alpaca, mohair, silk, etc.  Bringing together the process from fibre to the finished product includes cleaning and carding the fleece, perhaps dyeing with commercial or natural dyes, spinning or felting. We create coloured yarns, knit, crochet and weave. This is always exciting and the outcomes often surprising and always lovely. We share our diverse skills, our latest projects and good company and are always open to learning new skills and techniques.

 

Saturday 10th to Tuesday 27th September 

Open Tuesdays and weekends, 10am – 4pm

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On show ‘Fibre to Finished Product’: a collection of members’ creations: hanks and carded batts, to scarves, throws, beanies, hats, cushions, mittens, and more.

Demonstrations: carding, spinning, weaving, dyeing and felting (weather permitting). Dyeing and felting demonstrations will be on Tuesday 13th and 27th, our regular gathering days, at the Railway Arts Hub for September.

Further information: please contact either of the following or talk to a current member.

President: Wendy Charles 53484786            Secretary: Karen Baker 0439714665

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