NEXT GENERAL MEETING: Thursday, 20th September, 2018 at 10 am.
Thursday, 2nd August was our new President Craig Shanks’s first MIAC General Meeting. Craig heads up a good meeting, listens well, keeping to the agenda and on track. We had a couple of tricky items to deal with and this happened with the minimal of fuss, in a respectful, professional yet personable manner. With meeting dates now set for the rest of the year we are hoping the next MIAC General Meeting might be very well attended. Come along - we encourage members input.
See workshop and pottery shed notice boards for minutes.
With funds from our successful Redland Foundation Ian McDougall Memorial Grants Program earlier this year we have been able to purchase a fabulous new leather chaise lounge for our life drawing group. This will also double as a first aid couch if needed. From the same grant we were also able to purchase blinds to give privacy, yet let in natural sunlight, essential for this group.
The life drawing group meet on the first Friday of each month between 10 am and 12 pm.
Open to members and non-members.
Newcomers most welcome.
Cost: MIAC Members $10 and non-members $15.
First Aid station, or French Boudoir?
As at 15.8.2018 MIAC have 101 registered members – that’s two months earlier than we hit this milestone last financial year. This figure does not include the two direct deposits made into our account that we have yet to identify.
Only someone so clever as our lovely Wendy Thomas would attempt to learn a new web program while trying to teach someone that program at the same time. A million thanks Wendy …. we will get there.
To Ewald and the Elements team. Huge thanks for the fabulous quote you wrote which saw our insurance company realise a full payout on the claim for repairs to the pottery kiln chimney. And for the work to repair the kiln – we now have a fully operational kiln once again.
Thank you Lynda Faulkner for advertising and selling the disused dragon boat from our back garden. So good to see it go to a good home where it will become a garden feature.
Thanks to Kevin for keeping the gardens looking lovely. We hope to keep up the good work while you are away for a couple of months in New Zealand. Hope you have a lovely time away.
WHAT’S ON IN THE GALLERY:
Gallery Report for General Meeting of 2 Aug 2018
Artists, please pick up your work from the present exhibition on either Sunday 19th August 3-4pm OR Monday 20th 9am-12pm. We won’t have any spare space to store work that hasn’t been picked up as there will be photographic work coming in and walls being painted.
I will really need extra help to totally dismantle the present exhibition and clear out everything from the gallery on Sunday 19th from 3pm onwards, so that re-painting of the gallery can commence on Monday morning. I will also require help to receive photographic entries on Monday 20th 9am-12pm. Please phone me if you can help on 0437876813.
The Opening for our photographic exhibition “Through The Lens” will be on Saturday 25th August. The exhibition will run for 3 weeks.
Our Annual Exhibition By The Bay will follow.
A timeline for the Gallery for the remainder of 2018 has been posted on both noticeboards.
I have since made a list of suggested dates for exhibitions taking us through to the 2019 By The Bay. This will be posted on notice boards within next few days.
Thank you, Meryl Dobe, Gallery Co-ordinator
Through The Lens catering:
As always, for our exhibition opening we rely on our members' generosity to supply much of the food. We will be asking for items such as :
1 kg block mature cheese,
2 Blue vein cheeses,
2 camenbert cheeses,
2 brie cheeses,
1 kg white grapes (seedless),
4 boxes of crackers
2 boxes of GF crackers
2 platters of hot finger food
A white board with a more complete menu items list will be set up in the arts meeting room/workshop. If you can contribute, please write your offer on the board, or phone through on 3409 4100. Thank you.
Gallery Sitters: Please fill in sales invoices using the example in the front of the invoice book as a guide. As much information as possible please. We are still getting invoice without the information needed to identify and pay the artist when their works are sold.
Notice to pottery people:
Please make sure you mark your pieces with your initials – just makes identifying work much easier and helps cut back the human error element. Thank you.
Next firing: Bisque fire on Friday, 17th August.
David Wells workshop:
We still have a few places remaining in the next Pastel Portrait Level 1 workshop with David Wells.
David’s basic materials list below.
ART MATERIALS LIST - PASTEL WORKSHOP LEVEL 1
Schmincke Soft Pastel - White #001-D
Schmincke Soft Pastel - Flesh Orchre #016-O
Schmincke Soft Pastel - Caput Mortuum Pale #023-M
Schmincke Soft Pastel - Pozzuoli Earth #021 - D
Schmincke Soft Pastel -Burnt Green Earth #033-B
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil - White #101 soft
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil - Brown Ochre #182
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil - Venetian Red #190
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil - Van Dyke Brown #176
Faber Castell Polychromos Pastel - White # 101
Faber Castell kneadable eraser
Staedtler Metal Sharpener Double Hole
These materials CAN be cut in half and shared with someone else to cut costs, but it is less than ideal.
The Art Shed may still have some of the “David Wells Limited Edition Signature Pastel Sets” of 10 pastels on sale for $50 (usually $75). This box contains all colours above + additional colours. The extra pastels are not essential - just gives a bit more tonal range.
David will provide paper.
DR KATRINA SIMMONS WORKSHOPS:
MIAC are indeed privileged to have a wonderful new member, Dr Katrina Simmons. Katrina is keen to run workshops and art classes at MIAC and will begin with the following four dates/themes.
|Sat, Sept 22
||10am – 3pm
||Mark Making 1: Experimental drawing workshop 1
||Energy, expression, gesture, scratch, drip, scribble, layering
|Sat, Oct 6
||10am – 3pm
||Mark Making 2: Experimental drawing workshop 2
||Looseness, geometric shape, colour, repetition, layering, balance
|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
Katrina says: “My intention is to offer accessible, engaging art classes on a diverse range of topics that will encourage participants to explore their creativity in a supportive and stimulating environment whilst also gaining skills, knowledge and awareness of contemporary art practice and processes.”
Katrina also talks of a shared sense of curiosity with an emphasis on experimentation, play and self-expression using inexpensive materials.
Final costing yet to be determined, but anticipated to be under $100 each class. More information and promotions coming out soon.
FREE Shore Bird Sculpturing Workshop with artist Deb Mostert.
Thursday, 13th Sept, 2018, 10 am to 1 pm at MIAC
Workshop limited to 15 MIAC participants
Registration ESSENTIAL – rego form in main workshop
The birds made during this workshop will be displayed at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from Sunday 9 December 2018 to Sunday 20 January 2019 as part of Shore Birds: An installation by Redlands-based Artists exhibition.
About the workshop
Continuing the year-long celebrations of RAG’s 15th Birthday, artist Deb Mostert will work with and mentor local Redlands-based art groups and artists in shore bird making workshops. Participants will create shore bird sculptures under Deb's guidance. The 300+ shore birds created will become a large scale installation in galleries 2, 3, 4 alongside Deb Mostert’s solo exhibition Australien Future – Tales of Migration.
The workshop will look at drawing, designing and sculpting a migratory shore bird sculpture. The sculptures will be made with paper magiclay and aluminium wire.
Noeleen Webb painting sessions:
Ongoing group : Tuesdays - 2pm to 4pm.
$10 for MIAC members, $15 for non-members.
Noeleen with Deb and Denise showing off their very first paintings.
We recently received word that the Gambling Community Grant application for a joint MIAC/Running Wild project to build a pergola across the back of the main workshop, a new rear access ramp to the pottery shed and a new septic system was unsuccessful. This is most unfortunate given the scope of the project, the value it would have added to MIAC and the many, many hours and cost involved in getting this project to this stage. Our sincere apologies to the Running Wild team who also had a huge investment and many hours in the proposal. Back to the drawing board now for the committee members - that septic system really does need an upgrade.
Running Wild is hosting an open event!
Running Wild… has been awarded the Queensland Training award 2018, for the South East Region Community Training Initiative of the Year!
To celebrate this very exciting honour, Running Wild would like to invite the community to join us for lunch on the deck at the Tingira Boat Club to say a big thank you for supporting us throughout the last 5 years.
Come and meet past and present trainees, have an awesome feed and buy a ticket for the raffles we will be holding on the day!
ON Sunday 19th August 2018
FROM 12pm TO 2:30pm
AT Tingira Boat Club, 91 Coast Rd, MacLeay Island QLD 4184
TED UPTON, LINDA FAULKNER & PATRICK COOLWELL PROJECT:
Below is a posting from Facebook by Ted Upton.
I have held off for a while before posting this because it is my first ever collaborative project. The logo was created by Patrick Coolwell and painted by Lynda Faulkner after some collaboration and minor adjustments. The timber sculpture was designed and carved by me.
The piece is for the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabah Corporation who commissioned it as a perpetual trophy for the winners each year in their Winter Festival which ends this year on the 25th August.
I asked some time ago and have received no objection from the others involved to my publishing this on this site so here we go.
Firstly, the whole project was a joy to the three of us involved, a very special work. Patrick's concept was a work of real talent and Lynda's adaptation and beautiful painting is a joy. to behold.
The theme is some of the South East Queensland Aboriginal story of creation, in which the Dolphin, the Serpent, the Bloodwood Tree and the Silky Oak Tree all play significant roles.
The silky oak trophy section lifts off in order to be raised in triumph by the winners each year. Both Silky Oak and Bloodwood are from Jencoomercha (Macleay Island). I slabbed the Silky Oak about ten years ago, about the same time the Bloodwood came into my keeping.
The Bloodwood base is very heavy with the front representing stylised wave forms, I was responsible for that, the back has the shape of a dugout canoe - the tree did that , I just held the tools. All appropriate I think for the Salt Water Murris.
We all three hope you get pleasure from viewing this and can make it to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) for the closing ceremony on the 25th of this month.