Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

CERAMIC WORKSHOP WITH GERRY WEDD

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Beginning with an artist talk by renowned artist and ceramicist Gerry Wedd, this one-day workshop is suitable for all skill levels. Learn basic hand-building techniques, including slab building, pinching and coil building. The workshop will also cover slip decoration, sgraffito and drawing on clay.


$10 includes materials
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
08 8539 1420

Refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch.

This exhibition is funded by Australia Council for the Arts.

Gerry Wedd enjoys a national reputation in Australia for his hand-built blue and white ceramics that brim with a dry wit, oscillating from the humorous to darkly disturbing. From his beginnings at the kitchen table, guided by his mother’s hobby-obsession through to formal training at the University of South Australia and his studio tenancy at JamFactory, Wedd draws his craft out of his own inspirations, interest and experiences.

Gerry's exhibition "JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd : Kitschen Man"  is showing at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery until 3 December.

JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man is a JamFactory touring exhibition. 

JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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SIXTH STREET HANDMADE artist market
Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

SIXTH STREET HANDMADE artist market

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A haven for the handmade. Join us as we fill the street with artists, musicians, scrumptious food, creative activities, games and cubby building.

 

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Find the local blokes in the market's back yard, cooking up a storm with their quirky, woodfired bbqs and sharing tastings of their shed crafted brews.

Relax in the pop up bar and enjoy the stomping acoustic blues of Mick Kidd.

 

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WORKSHOP - Precious metal clay pendants with Tania Kunze
Jun
17
10:00am10:00am

WORKSHOP - Precious metal clay pendants with Tania Kunze

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Call 08 8539 1420

Cost: $75 ($65 concession)
Coffee and tea provided; please bring your own lunch.

In this workshop you will learn to make 99.99% fine silver jewellery pendants using metal clay techniques including shaping, impressing, refining, firing and polishing.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own design ideas, no larger than a 50 cent piece. No experience is necessary and each participant will leave with their own unique pendant that is durable and professional.

Precious metal clay (malleable metal) was developed in Japan and most commonly comes as fine silver, bronze or copper.

Tania Kunze is a ceramic and mixed media artist, specialising in custom design and community projects. Tania holds an advance diploma in ceramics, is a proud member of the Australian Ceramics Associationn and is an accredited instructor with precious metal clay. 

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WORKSHOP - Drawing birds in graphite with Carole Bann
May
27
10:00am10:00am

WORKSHOP - Drawing birds in graphite with Carole Bann

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Call 08 8539 1420

Cost: $60 ($50 concession)
Coffee and tea provided, please bring your own lunch.


In this workshop you will learn various techniques to create an array of textures and patterns, from fine whiskers and soft feathers to scaly feet and large eyes.  You will gain tips on drawing from photographs along with creating a pleasing composition whilst researching your subject and environment.

You will need to bring good quality smooth drawing paper (hot pressed is best), H,F,HB,4B,6B,8B pencils, plastic eraser, kneadable eraser, pencil sharpener, paper stomp, embossing tool (or fine knitting needles) and reference photographs.

Carole loves drawing and nature and is a strong believer in the value of drawing as part of the creative process.  She usually works in graphite, coloured pencil and/or MetalPoint.

These mediums allow for precision, control of detail and depth of work.

Carole has been a practicing artist for many years and has exhibited in many exhibitions.

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May
20
10:00am10:00am

WORKSHOP - Drawing with precious metals with Carole Bann

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Call 08 8539 1420

Cost: $70 ($60 concession)
Coffee and tea provided, please bring your own lunch.

In this workshop you will learn various techniques to create an artwork using MetalPoint (silver, gold & copper), including how to prepare the paper and the pros and cons of Metalpoint. 

You will need to bring reference photographs or items to draw, paper or tracing paper to rest your hands on while drawing, cotton gloves, metal bits and pieces, e.g. gold, silver jewellery, locks, cutlery, (anything metal you would like to try drawing with and don’t mind getting scratched). 

Carole will supply 2 sheets of A5 with different preparations, for use on the day, and sterling silver and copper wire.

Carole loves drawing and nature and is a strong believer in the value of drawing as part of the creative process, she usually works in graphite, coloured pencil and/or MetalPoint.

These mediums allow for precision, control of detail and depth of work.

Carole has been a practicing artist for many years and has exhibited in many exhibitions.

 

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WORKSHOP - Drawing birds in graphite with Carole Bann - BOOKED OUT - SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP
May
13
10:00am10:00am

WORKSHOP - Drawing birds in graphite with Carole Bann - BOOKED OUT - SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Call 08 8539 1420

Cost: $60 ($50 concession)
Coffee and tea provided, please bring your own lunch.


In this workshop you will learn various techniques to create an array of textures and patterns, from fine whiskers and soft feathers to scaly feet and large eyes.  You will gain tips on drawing from photographs along with creating a pleasing composition whilst researching your subject and environment.

You will need to bring good quality smooth drawing paper (hot pressed is best), H,F,HB,4B,6B,8B pencils, plastic eraser, kneadable eraser, pencil sharpener, paper stomp, embossing tool (or fine knitting needles) and reference photographs.

Carole loves drawing and nature and is a strong believer in the value of drawing as part of the creative process.  She usually works in graphite, coloured pencil and/or MetalPoint.

These mediums allow for precision, control of detail and depth of work.

Carole has been a practicing artist for many years and has exhibited in many exhibitions.

 

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SIXTH ST HANDMADE artist market & BLUES, BREWS AND BBQS
Mar
25
9:00am 9:00am

SIXTH ST HANDMADE artist market & BLUES, BREWS AND BBQS

Join us as we fill our street with over 50 stalls: artists, scrumptious food, creative workshops, games and cubby building. Enjoy the soulful, acoustic melodies of Hannah Smith, Corey  Theatre and Nathan Rigney and settle into the Kondoli whale tent for Ngarrindjeri storytelling with Aunty Lena Rigney.

Our 9am start includes a smoking ceremony by Ngarrindjeri elder Aunty Sandy Wilson.

Find the local blokes with their Blues, Brews and BBQs in the market's backyard, cooking up a gourmet storm on their quirky, woodfired bbqs and offering tastings of their shed-crafted brews. (All proceeds from the bbqs goes to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.)

Relax in the pop up bar and enjoy the acoustic sounds of Peri Strathearn, and the sliding, stomping  blues of David Blight and Mick Kidd.


Look who is joining us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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