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95-97 Coast Road
MACLEAY ISLAND QLD 4184
Phone Number (07) 3409 4100
info@miac.org.au
www.miac.org.au

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IN THE LOOP
MACLEAY ISLAND ARTS COMPLEX
DATE: 29 October 2018
 
NEXT GENERAL MEETING
 
We will not be holding a general meeting in November.
 
Our AGM will be held at MIAC Complex on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 11.00 am followed by our 2018 Christmas party.
 
Please bring along a plate to share for our Christmas lunch celebration. Look forward to seeing everyone in their party mode!  

THANK YOU:
 
A huge thank you to Laura for the two and a half years of dedication to the cause. MIAC will benefit from your valuable input, support and dedication over these years. We all wish you the very best for your future ventures with Stro and your family.
 
To our sponsors, Appledore Holdings and Bay Island Early Learning Centre for their recent annual donations. Without our sponsors MIAC would struggle to stay afloat. Their generosity is greatly appreciated.
 
From Petrae McLean (BI Early Learning Centre) – a big thank you to Robyn Parsons for last years workshop with the littlies. 
 
Thank you also to Meryl and her team of assistants who have worked tirelessly to display truly spectacular works of art from all the artists who contributed to a very successful exhibition.
 
Winners of the Through the Lens Photographic Exhibition Peoples’ Choice Competition:
A happy Xavier Gow accepting his certificate and prize money for winning the Youth Section of The Through The Lens Photographic Exhibition’s Peoples’ Choice Competition. Congratulations Xavier.
 
 


Coleen Andrews, who won the Adult Section, has donated her prize back to MIAC. Coleen and her husband Findlay are generous supporters of MIAC, annually donating $300 towards our exhibitions.
Many thanks once again to Coleen and Findlay from Appledore Holdings.
 
By The Bay EXHIBITION:
 
The BTB Exhibition in its present form finished Sunday 14 October at 3pm.
 
Members’ unsold work can remain in the gallery for the continuing exhibition, or exchanged for new work. New work can be added as well. Entry forms for the continuing exhibition must accompany all new work and can be found on the bench at the entrance to the art workshop/meeting room.
 
All sold work has been wrapped and the purchasers notified. Those purchasers who have not collected their works, kindly do so as soon as possible.
 
The work which has been in the gallery will be rearranged a little to give it a ‘new’ look.
 
Winner of the By The Bay RAFFLE:
 
The winner of the By The Bay Raffle is Miriam Borg, ticket number orange C94. Congratulations Miriam and we trust you will enjoy your prize.
 
Winners of the By The Bay Exhibition Peoples’ Choice Competition:
 

 
Thank you again to our sponsors Coleen and Findlay Andrews from Appledore Holdings for your generous sponsorship for the People’s Choice Award.
 
2D Works:
Shared by Lynette Brown for “Bush Garden” and Rhonda Hayward for “The Dancer”- both had 15 votes.
 
3D Works:
Jan de Rooy for “Stingray (Large)” - 19 votes.
 
A full list of votes are on the MIAC noticeboards.
 
POTTERY NEWS:
 
Pottery Shed opens Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 – 12, and any other time by arrangement with a pottery team member. 
Next firing:  See notice boards inside and outside the pottery shed.
 
WORKSHOPS: 
 
David Wells, Pastel/Portrait Level 2:
 
Feedback from David’s recent workshop shall be in the next In the Loop Newsletter.
 
Dr Katrina Simmons Workshops:
 
Katrina’s recent workshop:
 



 
                 
Feedback from Katrina’s Workshop
“Dear Katrina
Thank you for another wonderful workshop yesterday – it was informative, challenging and inspiring.
I’ve been struggling for some time with how to step outside the box with my own art – and with your expert guidance and encouragement I now feel I have taken quite a leap!
It was also fun - and I think all of us felt we achieved results well beyond our expectations.
I now have to get control of my “possibilities overload” and get down to some practice and production - but I also very much look forward to further classes or workshops with you.
Kind regards and again, thanks
 Kay”

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Katrina Simmons’ Night Art Classes/Workshops
 
        COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA CLASSES

 
Block of 4 classes with Dr. Katrina Simmons starts Tuesday 13th November.
 
Have you always wanted to try making art but were too scared to give it a go? This is a fun and friendly way to get immersed in the pleasure of making. Most materials supplied. Personal projects encouraged.
 
Email trinaksimmons@gmail.com for more info. Prior booking and payment essential. Block of 4 classes $110 book online at:
 
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tuesday-night-collage-and-mixed-media-classes-tickets-51501259654
 

“As with previous workshops I will be showing slides of artists' work and will provide some materials. I  would also encourage everyone to start collecting, sourcing and generally scrounging all sorts of interesting papers and images that you may wish to work with. I have recently been given a 30 volume set of small encyclopedias that I am happy to share with you. There are not many coloured images but still plenty of interesting things to work with. A small set of paints would also be useful this time around as well as any other materials you may wish to use. So looking forward to these new classes and will be lovely to see you there. If you have any questions about materials or class content please don't hesitate to contact me.”
Dr Katrina Simmons.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
 
We are looking for a co-ordinator to help with fund raising events.  We are looking for someone with creative and imaginative ideas to help MIAC raise much needed funds. Please phone to arrange a meeting on 3409 4100 and ask for Craig.
 
Life Drawing Group:
 
Thank you Ted Upton for organising such a wonderful rollout of artists to draw our gorgeous model. Both the artists and the model loved the atmosphere of creativity and comradery with stunning results.
 
Gallery News:
 
The 2018 By The Bay Annual Exhibition finished on Sunday 14th October.  It was a huge success and the stats are up on last year’s figures.  The statistics of visitors and sales were in my Gallery Report presented at the last general meeting.
 
Craig, our President, presented certificates and prizes to the Peoples Choice winners at the monthly meeting on Tuesday.  Jan de Rooy won the 3D section and Rhonda Hayward tied with Lynette ‘Nicky’ Brown to win the 2D section. Congratulations ladies!  Our appreciation and thanks go to our sponsors Appledore Holdings.  The wonderful raffle of ceramic pieces donated by members of the pottery group was won by Miriam Borg.
 
The BTB exhibition has been revamped with new work and previous work has been rearranged to give the appearance of a new exhibition.  It will run as a continuing exhibition until Sunday 11th November and reopen on Wednesday 28th November. 
Mal Brown’s Private Exhibition will open on Friday 16th October.
 
Sunday 11th November 3-4pm     Collect work from Gallery.  I will need help with demounting please.
Monday 12th November 9-12       Collect work from Gallery
Friday 16th –Sunday 25th Nov       Mal Brown’s Photographic Exhibition
 
Mal has kindly requested that Pottery Group Members display their work for sale in his exhibition.
Potters leave your work [ 6 pieces only ] with a new entry form in the Art Workshop/Meeting Room on any of the following days 12th, 13th, 14th November. Entry forms can be found on the sign in desk at the above entrance.
 
All Members may bring their new or previous work back in to be hung for a continuing exhibition until the Fired Earth Exhibition in March 2019.  Please fill in a new entry form.
Sunday 25th November 3-4pm     Leave work for a continuing exhibition
Monday 26th November 9-12       Leave work for a continuing exhibition   
 
Bribie Island Community Art Gallery Members’ visit:
 
A very friendly, interested group of eleven potters, painters and photographers visited MIAC on Wednesday 3rd and enjoyed a delicious morning tea, preferring to sit outside soaking up the views and the ambiance of a truly beautiful spring day. They were impressed by our hospitality and the whole setup of MIAC and what we have achieved in our small community. They spent some time in the pottery shed chatting with the potters who were working there and were rather surprised at our gallery and the quality of work. Ted [Upton] wowed them with a visit to view some of his sculptures. It was a really successful day enjoyed by us all. We have been invited back to their island so let’s keep that on the agenda!
 
Here is the email received from Bribie Island Community Art Gallery members’ visit:
 
“Hi all the beautiful people at MIAC,
 
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to visit your wonderful Arts Centre and pottery on Wednesday. We were inspired by your gallery, and delighted in your lovely seaside, bush setting. Thank you so much for providing such a delicious and most welcome morning tea.
 
We also really enjoyed our trip with Ted to the 2 gardens to see his sculptures.
 
We have been raving about our visit since we got back. We look forward to your visit to our gallery some time in the near future.
 
Every best wish,
 
Diane Carr, for all the Bribie visitors
 
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.    
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