Sunday, 5 February 2012

The Crafter’s Way 213–Exhibitions & Classes


We interrupt our series on Recycling Plastic Bottles to share some exciting Exhibitions and Classes. The Pine Rivers Art Gallery on Gympie Road, Strathpine is exhibiting its third ‘Beyond Diamonds’ exhibition with a collection of jewellery made from everything from paper to glass to living grass.

Mt Glorious artist Ann O’Connor’s jewellery has been featured in theatre productions in Melbourne and Townsville and gives the visitor a rare opportunity to inspect the pieces at close range. Emerging Brisbane artist Clare Poppi’s has perfected a technique to grow grass in her sterling silver range of jewellery. Clare will be presenting an artist talk and demonstration on Saturday Feb 25 at 2.15pm.

Ann O'Connor - Henry V neckpiece

Award winning textile artist, Wendy Sonnenberg has made her jewellery out of paper and ‘memories’. Wendy will be holding a workshop Saturday February 11 at 1:15pm. Participants will get to make their own personalised piece of jewellery using memorabilia such as old story books, poetry and love letters. Workshop fee $20.

Also at the Gallery is the Twice Worn, Twice Made Exhibition. Artists, Cynthia Nicklin & Gabrelle Myjer explore textiles through reuse and recreation. Workshops are also being held in conjunction with this exhibition. Contact the Gallery on 3480 6941 for more details. Places are limited for all workshops so be sure to book early.

Paper Artist Lesa Hepburn is holding “Wasted” Workshops on the last Sunday of each month at Village Life Market @ Northey Street City Farm. Contact Lesa on Lesa also runs Workshops for schools & events.

Art Tutor, Carol Bisset is running a series of 3 workshops which will guide you through a set of exercises to enable you to develop your own ideas and images.I have a lot of people talk about not knowing how to create individual works and they find they rely heavily on copying,” says Carol. This set of 3 workshops introduces starting points and ways forward. Contact Carol on or 0437012477 for more information and bookings.

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