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DATE: 29 August 2018
NEXT GENERAL MEETING:  Thursday, 20th September, 2018 at 10 am in MIAC workshop.  All members welcome and encouraged to attend.
Saturday, 25th August was the opening of our 2018 Through The Lens Photographic Exhibition.  The exhibition was opened by Gerard Thompson, Managing Editor of the Friendly Bay Islander.  The exhibition has more than 100 amazingly diverse and beautiful photos and the opening was very well attended. Gerard’s opening speech was informative, entertaining and most definitely encouraging for not only the arts on the islands, but for MIAC in particular.  As always our amazing members worked tirelessly, contributed generously and came to celebrate this wonderful event.  We particularly enjoyed our youth contributions.

 L - R :  Gerard Thompson, Managing Editor, Friendly Bay Islander,
Carolyn Santaguiliana (MIAC Patron)
Craig Shanks (MIAC President)

Entry Forms to be in by Friday, 7th September
Works received by Monday 17th September

Huge Thank You to the fabulous painting team - Craig, Michael and Stro for our spruced up gallery and workshop area.  Looks amazing.
Bunnings, Victoria Point donated some of the paint – Many thanks also to Craig for orchestrating that.
We are most grateful to the potters who gave so generously to make our raffle so inviting.  To the 5 fab girls – many, many thanks.
To our wonderful members who give so generously to catering for our exhibition openings – and of course, to the catering team.  
Jackie Sheargold must now wear two crowns.  Firstly, and Meryl would agree, First Gallery Hanging Assistant and from hence forth shall also be know as our very own Weather Guru.  Saturday morning, against weather predictions she asked for a fine evening, with rain as the night progressed – and it was!

Next firings:  Earthenware glaze fire on Friday, 31st August
Bisque fire on 3rd September
Earthenware glaze fire on 5th September.
These are the last firings before the opening of By The Bay exhibition.

The raffle will be drawn on 12th October at the end of By The Bay exhibition. 
Pottery by MIAC Artists
Robyn Parsons
Jan de Rooy
Alix Simpson
Lynne Smithers
Suzie Carrick

Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5
David Wells workshop
We still have a few places remaining in the next Pastel Portrait Level 1 workshop with David Wells. 

Experimental Drawing Workshops with Dr Katrina Simmons at MIAC :


Images l to r:  Gary Hume, Laura Wills
“I don’t go into the studio with the idea of ‘saying’ something. What I do is face the blank canvas and put a few arbitrary marks on it that start me on some sort of dialogue.” Richard Diebenkorn
Exciting new Experimental Drawing workshops with Dr. Katrina Simmons, artist, writer and former fine arts lecturer at the University of South Australia.
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.
Mark Making 1: Experimental Drawing workshop
When: Sat. 22nd September 10am – 3pm cost: $90 members, $95 non – members
Mark Making 2: Experimental Drawing workshop
When: Sat. 6th October 10am – 3pm cost: $90 members, $95 non – members
Bring a small plate for our shared lunch.

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.
Workshop limited to 15 MIAC participants.
Registration ESSENTIAL.
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.
This group is going strong with new members coming along every week.


As at 29.08.2018 we have 110 registered members, but still some 40 overdue.  We are hoping to send out reminder letters later this week.  Should you receive a letter, but have paid your membership, our apologies. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can correct this. 

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