Proposed Garden Plan for the Arts Hub

Cassia and Anna Read gave a wonderful presentation of their proposed garden design for the Newstead Railways Arts Hub on the 30th of October, and some of you may have been there. They are now eager to hear back from the community to fine tune the design in response to our feedback.

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You can read the accompanying NRAH concept outline detailing the design and inspiration we can draw upon for different features.

Please email Cassia directly to give feedback in the next week: cassiaread@gmail.com

Cassia and Anna will be making the final presentation on:
4th December at 6pm at the Arts Hub – see you there.

 

 

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Newstead & District ‘Remembers’

The Newstead and District Historical society will host: “Newstead and District Remembers” an exhibition centred on the contribution of the local schools, and the community to World War One on 11 and 12 November and 18 and 19 November 2017 at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub, 8a Tivey Street Newstead. Hours will be from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on each of those days.

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The official opening of the exhibition will take place at 5.00 pm on 11 November. At the ceremony, the book Newstead and District Remembers will be launched.

On 18 November at 10.00 am, Ray Stevenson will lead a Memorial Walk, leaving from the Arts Hub.

What motivated our people to make the tremendous sacrifices they did during the war? What goes through the mind of someone as he waits to go over the top, a man who knows the chances of him surviving that journey are slim indeed? You are invited to see an exhibition that looks at the actions of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

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Newstead Primary School Exhibition

Newstead Primary School are proud to announce they are holding a whole school exhibition.

It is entitled: Australian Impressions; images, icons and belonging, which will be held at the Newstead Arts Hub.
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The opening celebration is Thursday October 19 from 4pm -7pm – all welcome.

The exhibition will then be open weekends Saturday October 21- Sunday November 5 from 1-4pm depending on volunteers.*

Students have enthusiastically been working on art pieces representing Australian native flora, fauna, local Indigenous stories and ways they identify with Australia.

It will also be open for NPS’s Grandparent’s Day on Friday November 3 from 9-10.30am, so students can guide their family through.

*If you would like to volunteer to mind the exhibition please contact Newstead Primary School on 5476 2226. Any time contribution large all small would be greatly appreciated.

Calling all Newstead artists…

Do you want to join us for Arts Open 2018? Labour Day Weekend March 11, 12, 13 and March 18 & 19th   2018.

Arts Open presents visual arts through open studios and group exhibitions across Castlemaine, Newstead, Maldon into Chewton and beyond. Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum will be the Arts Open festival headquarters, presenting an exhibition of some of the outstanding work of the region.

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For 2018 the Newstead Open Studios group will present an Arts Trail, linking open studios across Newstead and surrounding areas (Green Gully, Sandon, Strangways, Welshmans Reef etc.). Right now we are keen to hear from people who want to open their studio or share someone else’s studio to present their work.

Then we will organise a group advertisement, update our website with all the studios that are part of our Arts Trail, organise an Arts Trail map, and more. We will share the costs across all participating studios and artists. This will be our 4th year of working together to promote Newstead Open Studios.

Please email Chris or Sarah and let us know if you are interested in being part of our Arts Trail – no later than 30 September 2017.

Newstead Open Studios: https://newsteadopenstudios.wordpress.com/

Art and Sustainability Workshop with Carolyn Cardinet

Learn to make art from recyclables
with Carolyn Cardinet

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Time and Date: 10am – 4pm on Sunday 17 September 2017
Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/289551
Venue:
Newstead Railway Arts Hub, 8a Tivey Street, Newstead
Materials provided. BYO Lunch.

In this one day workshop Carolyn will teach you the secrets that will transform plastic milk bottles and other throw away items in to beautiful art – this workshop will change the way you look at your recyclables!

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While making wonderful sculptures you will hear more about how environmental art can make a difference in our society. To find out more about Carolyn, visit her website or find her on Instagram

Places are limited to 12 people and bookings are open now – please share with friends who you think might be interested.
For more information call Julie Patey 0408 528 536

‘Out of Darkness’ Exhibition in July

The power of nature and memory brings Julie Patey and Michelle Day together for the first time at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub in July. These two artists connected with each other’s artworks well before they met each other.

Opening: 2pm on Saturday 8th July, please join us for drinks and nibbles.
Where: 8a Tivey Street, Newstead

Exhibition will be open on weekends throughout July, 11am – 4pm.

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Michelle Day uses imagery to evoke feelings through the many applied layers that are often scraped back to reveal those beneath, not unlike the actual landscape she portrays. The emotional bond that Michelle has with the land are all part of her work. Michelle has been part of group exhibitions in most Australian capital cities and has had numerous solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and country Victoria.

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Julie Patey has a passion for colour within brooding darkness and landscape. The mood and texture are moments against the memory of the land. This exhibition will be a retrospetive of her art over the last 30 years featuring her epic pastel work that relect her responce to the environment of Port Phillip Bay and the vast space of the sky.

 

For more information contact:
Julie Patey 0408 528 536 or Michelle Day 0417 825 261 

Rag String Vessel Construction with Ilka White

There’s something lovely about a vessel for holding things.

This hands-on workshop begins with string making, then introduces Looping and Coiling as ways to construct vessels from humble rags.


Date: Sunday 22nd Oct, 9.30am-4.30pm
Cost:$120
For bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279804
Places are limited to 12 people and bookings are open now – please share with friends who you think might be interested

Experiment and cross-pollination are central to the process, with approaches to shaping addressed as we go along. These techniques lend themselves to sculptural outcomes and a plethora of designs and applications begin to suggest themselves the more broadly we think!

Other workshops Ilka will be holding at the Arts Hub:
Natural dyeing & tablet weaving workshop
August 12th & 13th from 9.30am – 4.30pm
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279798

Braided Rag Rug workshop
Date: Saturday 2nd Sept, 10am-4pm
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279802

For more information:
Sarah Koschak 0419 322 681
Julie Patey 0408 528 536
newsteadartshub@gmail.com
http://www.ilkawhite.com.au

Braided Rag Rug workshop with Ilka White

A great way to recycle old clothes and fabric!

In our second workshop with visual artists Ilka White, we will learn to make fantastic rag rugs using an off-loom, spiral-woven braiding technique, in this one day workshop. We share an inspiring range of colour and design possibilities in these workshops, as well as covering cloth and fibre types.

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Date: Saturday 2nd Sept, 10am-4pm
Cost: $120 per person
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279802
Places are limited to 12 people and bookings are open now – please share with friends who you think might be interested


Beautiful and unique floor coverings are possible using contrasting colours, or you can blend patterned rags for a ‘carpet of flowers’. This braiding technique weaves in as we go so there is no stitching up required afterward.

Bring your own material to recycle and find out what riches can come from rags…

Most people’s work by the end of the class is about the size of a dinner plate. The completed size is up to you, and could range from a small mat to a room-sized rug. This workshop gives you all the skills you need to finish off the rug at home.

Other workshops Ilka will be holding at the Arts Hub:
Natural dyeing and tablet weaving
Date: August 12th & 13th from 9.30am – 4.30pm
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279798

String vessel construction workshop
Date: Sunday 22nd Oct, 9.30am-4.40pm
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279804

For more information:
Sarah Koschak 0419 322 681
Julie Patey 0408 528 536
newsteadartshub@gmail.com
http://www.ilkawhite.com.au

Botanical dyeing and tablet weaving workshop with Ilka White

We are excited to announce we will be running a series of workshops with talented textile artist Ilka White. I know it is a little while off, but we don’t want you to miss out!

All workshops will be held in the warm, spacious and light filled workshop room at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub, but take note… this is a Lab-like workshop – you will be using the stove burners in the kitchen, plus outside areas.

The first in the series will be a 2 day workshop:

Natural dyeing & tablet weaving workshop with Ilka White
August 12th & 13th from 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: $200
Places are limited to 12 people and bookings are open now – please share with friends who you think might be interested

To make a booking: https://www.trybooking.com/279798

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Day 1
For thousands of years plants have been used to dye fibre and fabric and a beautiful natural palette is still available today without the need for harmful chemicals. Local weeds or kitchen off-cuts can offer you harmonious hues in a range of values and intensity. This hands-on workshop introduces a selection of local colour possibilities, as well as discussing fibre types, mordanting options and dye safety. A shibori technique will also be used to produce patterned cloth. Come and discover some of nature’s hidden sources of colour!

Day 2
Tablet weaving is a method of making narrow bands, belts and straps on an ingenious ‘loom’ consisting essentially of a pack of cards with holes in the corners. An ancient technology, examples of tablet looms have been uncovered from the Iron Age and earlier! Learn to weave a beautifully patterned band on a portable loom that’s yours to keep. We’ll be weaving with the botanically coloured yarns dyed the previous day in our Natural Dyeing Workshop!

For more info:

Sarah Koschak 0419 322 681
Julie Patey 0408 528 536
newsteadartshub@gmail.com
www.ilkawhite.com.au