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DATE: 12 September 2018

NEXT GENERAL MEETING:  Thursday, 20th September, 2018 at 10 am in MIAC workshop.  All members welcome and encouraged to attend.
Demounted works from Through The Lens need to be collected:
Sunday, 16th Sept between 3pm – 4pm
Monday, 17th Sept between 9am – 12.
We can now confirm that By The Bay will be opened by the very talented and most generous friend of MIAC, a true Artists’ Artist and great teacher, David Wells.   Always an honour, thank you David.

Thank you to all the artists who have completed their entry forms for this exhibition. There has been an enthusiastic response and we look forward to receipt of your work.
Receive works – Sunday 16th September 3–4 p.m.
Monday 17th September 9-12 a.m.

Ferry transport times for Exhibition night:
To Macleay Island:
Departing from Redland Bay terminal at 5.15 p.m. travelling via Karragarra Island.
Departing from Redland Bay terminal at 5.50 p.m. travelling via Russell Island.
To Redland Bay:
Departing from Macleay Island 7.48 p.m. travelling via Karragarra Island.
Departing from Macleay Island 8.25 p.m. travelling via Land and Russell Islands to Redland Bay terminal.

By the Bay CATERING:
We would like to once again call on the generosity of our members to contribute to catering for By The Bay exhibition opening night.
Requested items include:
Cheeses (tasty, brie, blue vein etc)
Crackers (regular and GF)
Olives (and/or other tasty gourmet platter treats)
Fruit (suitable for platter)
Mini meatballs (or other bite size platter delights)
Orange Juice and Soda Water
If you can help please put your name on the board in the workshop, or call 3409 4100 (Tue – Fri between 10 and 3), or email with your pledge.  Willing helpers to work in the amazing catering team always welcome. 
Can we please have all cold food in the MIAC fridge by Thursday so prep work can be done early on Friday to save last minute rushing.
Hot food on the night, of course.
Thank you everyone - your generosity is greatly appreciated and really helps make our openings so successful and such fun. 

This workshop was well attended and an amazing demonstration of talent was uncovered by the participating artists. As always, it was a well organised and thoughtful workshop. Everyone was fully engrossed and produced outstanding pastel portraits. It is always a pleasure to have David back on our island, and especially running workshops at MIAC. Many thanks David.
Feedback from this workshop was a resounding “YES PLEASE” for David to do a Pastel/Portrait workshop (Level 2) before the end of the year.  Details currently being finalised, so watch this space for the further information. 

Unfortunately Judith was not well and unable to attend last Friday’s life drawing group.  We wish you good healing and look forward to seeing you very soon, once again on top of your game Judith.  Also the day’s model, Tommy was not well and couldn’t make it.  Be well Tommy.
Feedback from Ted was that even though there were confusions aplenty, a great adventure was had by all and they got stuck into drawing one another.  Joshua, Jasmin, Tim and Sue were new attendees – Welcome all.

To our lovely Tracy Milchick for the wonderful poster she whips up, so proficiently, often on short notice, and for the very many facebook promos and reminders she posts for us. 
You are indeed a treasure.                          
Evelyn’s taxi service – comes with the biggest smile. 
Thanks Eve.

To all members who have willingly put their names down and contributed to the Gallery sit roster. Your enthusiasm is greatly appreciated.
A big thank you to Jan de Rooy for rearranging the display cabinet in the Pottery Shed (and 1M other things at MIAC)- looks wonderful! 
Janet, our pottery firing co-ordinator, (or is that fiery pottery coordinator? haha)  has been kept busy firing our wonderful new pieces. Your expertise and commitment is always appreciated. 

Pottery Shed opens Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 – 12, and any other time by arrangement with a pottery team member. 
Next firing: 
Glaze fire - 15 September, 2018.

To be drawn on 12th October at the end of By The Bay exhibition. 
Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5 (available in the gallery)
Pottery by MIAC Artists:
Robyn Parsons
Jan de Rooy
Alix Simpson
Lynne Smithers
Suzie Carrick

We have new members joining MIAC at a steady rate. Those members yet to pay their renewal fees would have received a reminder letter recently.  Please attend to this as soon as possible so we can close off that aspect of our books for the year, or let us know if you do not wish to renew your membership.  Thanking you in anticipation.

David Wells, Pastel/Portrait Level 2:
Dates tba.
Numbers will be limited and preference given to those having previously completed Level 1 in Pastel/portrait.  Completion of Level 1 is not essential to do Level 2, but preferable.

Come to one or both, in any order, no art experience necessary. These workshops will include a slideshow of artists work and a discussion of key drawing terms and processes. This will be followed by guided exercises with an emphasis on imagination, playfulness and enjoyment of the creative process. Surprise yourself with chance outcomes!
Most materials supplied but please bring any basic drawing materials you have e.g. graphite pencils, pens, textas, coloured pencils, charcoal pencils, papers of any kind, erasers, ruler etc.
Future workshops with Katrina:

Date Time Title Keywords
Sat, Oct 13 10am – 3pm Palimpsest: Experimental mixed media workshop Layering, rubbing, tracing, erasure, text, alternative surfaces, found papers
Sat, Oct 20 10am – 3pm Wabi Sabi:  Experimental drawing and collage Imperfection, impermanence, wear nature, fragility, layering, texture

FREE Shore Bird Sculpturing Workshop with
artist Deb Mostert.
Thursday, 13th Sept, 2018, 10 am to 1 pm at MIAC.
This workshop is now full
If you have registered, please let us know if you cannot make it so we can fill your place with someone from the wait list.  Thanks
Noeleen Webb painting sessions:
Ongoing group:   Tuesdays - 2pm to 4pm.
$10 for MIAC members, $15 for non-members.
Tuesday morning members art group:
Ongoing group:  10am until 12.
No teacher/tutor.  Open to all members.    

Robyn Parsons
.  To you and your family, wishes of healing and peace on the loss of your mother. 

Running Wild Request:
Below is an email received from the Running Wild team.
Subject: artist needed
Hi Everyone
I am looking for someone who can turn marine debris into art pieces.  I am putting together a School Holiday Program and would like a couple of workshops on making art from rubbish with young people involved.  We have been collecting a wide range of marine debris over the past couple of months and now want to do something with it.  Youth Workers will be present during sessions to assist with the workshop.
If this sounds like you or you know someone please contact Chook.
Julie “Chook” Larson
0407 555 878

Art Tender invitation:
Please see email below received from :-
Sonia Bryant
Office of Andrew Laming MP
Member for Bowman
Parliament House Canberra: T: 02 6277 4258 | F: 02 6277 8503
Bowman Office: 10/32 Middle St, Cleveland | T: 07 3821 0155 | F: 07 3821 3799
Queensland artists are invited to submit a design proposal for a modern outdoor installation that pays homage to the courageous sacrifices of Australians in wartime.
Up to $33,000 is available for the successful applicant under the Federal Government’s Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
The project is a contemplative memorial that attracts visitors and a quiet spot for public reflection – honouring the past while celebrating the peace that those who served and supported achieved for subsequent generations.
This local installation will serve as a powerful reminder that today’s freedoms are directly attributable to the efforts of Australian service men and women from myriad conflicts.
Expressions of interest close 3pm Friday 14th September.
Initial project outlines should describe the finished form, techniques and construction modalities used, a brief budget breakdown and timeframe.
Submissions should be no more than two pages and sent to

Message from Shelly Graham:
Hi Craig ,  I spoke to a committee member in June and informed them I would be leaving the island when our house sells .
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you and I wish MIAC continuing success in the coming years.
With kind regards Shelly

Karragarra Sea Market.
Details on the poster and website below.

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