NEXT GENERAL MEETING: Thurs, 25 October 2018 at 10.00 a.m.
All members invited and encouraged to come and be part of the decision making process of your organisation.
By The Bay EXHIBITION:
Currently showing at MIAC until 12th October when sold works will be removed and the gallery topped up to become a Continuing Members Exhibition.
By The Bay Opening Night Feedback:
Many thanks to David Wells for his opening. Big gesture given his dawn flight to Melbourne the next morning. The opening was, as expected, a huge success with our usual crowd of support, obviously not put off by the blustery weather. The pottery section was particularly brilliant this year, resulting in fantastic sales. In fact, the entire exhibition standard appears to have reached new heights – well done everyone.
Kim Richards MP visit to MIAC:
On Saturday, 22nd after multiple engagements on Macleay, our lovely “other” patron, Kim Richards MP popped into the Complex. She viewed our By The Bay Exhibition, visited her old stomping grounds, the pottery shed, and she looked in on Katrina Simmons’ “Experimental Drawing – Marking Making 1” workshop which was in progress at the time. See comments and pics below:
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 out of the pottery shed.
Our raffle will 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:
Jan de Rooy
OVERDUE MEMBERSHIP FEES:
Thank you to all those who either paid their overdue membership fees, or let us know they weren’t renewing.
David Wells, Pastel/Portrait Level 2:
Numbers will be limited and preference given to those having previously completed David’s Level 1 in Pastel/portrait. Completion of Level 1 is not essential to do Level 2, but is preferable.
MORE INFO COMING SOON.
Mark Making 1 Feedback:
Some very positive feedback from Katrina’s first workshop hopefully ensures a full cohort for the next one. So, if our promotions sparked even a vague interest, pull up your brave sox, step out of your comfort zone and enrol in Mark Making 2, planned for 6th October.
Many thanks to Merril Appleby and Kay for feedback to Katrina below - “It was a pleasure attending the Experimental Drawing workshop. It was a different aspect for me but constructive and interesting thanks to your guidance and encouragement. You will be pleased to know that I did actually enjoy it !!!”
"Hi Katrina, Thanks again for such a great workshop on Saturday. As a result I feel very motivated to explore abstract work and plan to do more exercises along the lines of those we worked on with your expert assistance. I am really looking forward to the Collage workshop. kind regards, Kay"
Running Wild Request:
Below is an email received from the Running Wild team.
Subject: artist needed
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
Running Wild Invitation:
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.
David Wells Pastel Portrait Level 1 Feedback:
Some further feedback from this fantastic workshop below taken from David’s Facebook post.
"David Wells fb post after Sept 2018 Pastel Portrait Level 1 at MIAC.
Have recovered sufficiently to run workshops :) Thanks to MIAC for organizing and of course to everyone who came. Great work :)
Super to be back at it, will post upcoming dates shortly."
FREE Shore Bird Sculpturing Workshop with artist Deb Mostert.
Feedback from this workshop was amazing. Seems everyone loved it. Deb offered to come back to MIAC (Obviously impressed with our little art complex) and run a drawing workshop. “Everyone needs to learn to draw” she says. See Tracy Milchick’s facebook post for MIAC below.
MIAC members thoroughly enjoying a shorebird sculpturing workshop delivered by the lovely & very talented Deb Mostert Studio today. The little birds made will be part of an installation at the Redland Art Gallery in conjunction with Deb Mostert’s “Australien Future - Migration Tales” exhibition to open in December as part of the Redland Art Gallery 15th birthday celebrations