Land. Home. Country. Exhibition Opening and workshops - GRAG
The official opening of the 2017 community exhibiton, Land.Home.Country will be held on Thursday 19th October from 6pm at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery.
Land. Home. Country. is Griffith Regional Art Gallery’s community art exhibition and arts and crafts forum for 2017. The exhibition is grounded in the notion that an understanding of place and the environments an individual inhabits are essential parts of the creative practices of artists and crafts people. Artworks imbued with an understanding of place can convey meaning other creative mediums cannot and can provide the viewer with a transcendent experience. In Australian Art, artists from the Heidelberg School, Antipodeans, Annandale imitation Realists and even Brett Whiteley all had an understanding of Land. Home. Country.
Exhibition is from 20 October to 19 November 2017
In conjunction with this exhibition a series of workshops will be held, including:
En Plein Air Workshop with Linzie Ellis - Saturday 21st October 10am - 2pm, at the Lake House, Lake Wyangan. Like the Impressionists you will be painting outside - En Plein Air - Exploring techniques such as dabbing painting and the use of changing light. Please bring a variety of brushes and acrylic paints (primary colours and white is fine) a palette and a medium sized canvas.
Felting Workshop with Jess Forster - Saturday 28th October, 10am - 2pm, at the Lake House, Lake Wyangan. Learn the ancient craft of felting in a hands on experience, participants will discover the unique properties of wool, the felting process and how to create their very own felt "nest" to take home. All materials are supplied and are locally and ethically sourced. Adult classes or young adults 12 years up. Light refreshments provided.
Weaving Workshop with Aunty Gail (Wiradjuri Elder) & Mel Evans - Saturday 4th November 10am - 2pm, Lake House, Lake Wyangan In this workshop you will gather materials from the surrounding environment and identifying plants used for weaving, food sources and healing, as well as learning techniques such as wrapping and twinning.You will also learn relevant Wiradjuri language and culture and create a twined bracelet or armband. An information kit will also be provided with this workshop. Refreshments provided.
2nd En Plein Air Workshop with Linzie Ellis - Saturday 11th November 10am - 2pm, at the Lake House, Lake Wyangan.
Wood Carving with Hape Kiddle - Saturday 18th November, 10am - 2pm, at the Lake House, Lake Wyangan. oin Griffith Master Carver Hape Kiddle from Bidgee Studio for an investigation into sculptural design and form via wood carving
Bookings are essential for all workshops. Please contact the Griffith Regional Art Gallery on (02) 6962 8338 if you have any enquiries or wish to book.