Meroogal Women’s Art Prize

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize celebrates the creativity and achievements of female artists across NSW, and pays tribute to the four generations of women from the Thorburn and Macgregor families who lived at Meroogal in Nowra for almost 100 years.

Meroogal Historic House

The work of up to 40 artists will be exhibited in the historic house of Meroogal and its garden and grounds, throwing new light on the stories of the people who lived there and the house’s rich collection of objects.

Visitors will be able to take a guided tour of the house and exhibition, and vote for their favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Awards and leave a personal mark on the progressive outdoor installation.

Meroogal Historic House
Corner West & Worrigee Streets
Nowra,  NSW 2541

22 September 2018 – 30 March 2019
More info and opening times: Click here

Webmaster Note: We are pleased to announce our member, Brenda Livermore, has been selected as a finalist and will have her work on show at this event.

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Northern Beaches Art Prize

A huge congratulations to our member, Brenda Livermore, who won second prize in the Waste to Art category in the Northern Beaches Art Prize.

We’re very lucky to have a fabulous photo of the piece, entitled ‘Life’s Journey‘.

Artist Statement:
We become who we are through the unique collection of experiences, scars and adornments of personal experience garnered over a life time.

Webmaster note: Brenda is also a finalist in the upcoming Seed Stitch Collective 2018 Textile Awards exhibition at the Australian Design Centre (5th October – 14th November) and a finalist in the Meroogal Women’s  Art Prize  exhibition at Meroogal historic house, Worrigee Street, Nowra (22nd September 2018  – 30th March 2019) .

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Panel Discussion

Exhibition Event:
Book Artist Panel Discussion


Panizzi Gallery, UOW Library
Keiraville, NSW 2500

Book artist Cindy Tonkin will moderate a panel of bookmaking experts, covering topics such as: the relationship of bookmaking to the visual arts; how do book artists exhibit their work; and the history of bookmaking.

Panellists: Akky Van Ogtrop (curator, art historian and president of the Print Council of Australia), Monica Oppen (book artists and collector), Lucia Parrella (book artist), along with exhibition curators Liz Jeneid (book artist and UOW fellow) and Avril Makula (book designer and book artist).

Date and time: Wednesday 19 September 2018,  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Click here to attend event.

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Chrissie Cotter Gallery presents ….

Webmaster note: We are delighted that our member Mandy Burgess is participating in this event and a big thanks go to her for providing us with a few image snippets of what you can expect to see at this upcoming exhibition.

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Ready for a challenge? North Sydney Art Prize

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Call for Entries: Textile & Fibre 2018

Schoolhouse Gallery
Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park

16 November – 9 December 2018

Tasmania’s longest running Textile & Fibre exhibition is in its 23rd year.  This exhibition is open to all artists working in both contemporary and traditional textile media, with this year’s theme ‘made by hand’.

One entry per person.  $10 entry fee payable upon submission of entry form.  Each entry must consist of one piece or a group of smaller pieces not exceeding a total dimension of 1.2m in any direction.  Artworks outside these dimensions must be discussed with gallery staff prior to submission.

Important dates:

2nd November – Closing date for Submissions
9/11th November – Delivery of artworks for exhibition 11-5pm
15th November – Official Opening 5.30pm at Schoolhouse Gallery
16th November/9th December – Exhibition continues
14/16th December – Collect artworks

Click here for further details, terms & conditions and enrolment form.
Click here to visit the website.

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Workshop: Decorative Spine Sewn Book ( Woven Spine)

Offered by Primrose Paper Arts

and taught by

Jean Riley
Saturday September 8 2018

Never done a workshop with Jean, or are you eager to try another one?  Perhaps you’ve never sewn a book spine before.  Well, this is your opportunity.  Frankly, whether you are just starting out in book-making or have some experience you will benefit from learning from Jean.

As one of the 5 authors of the book Paper: Handmade Style (in collaboration with Jeanette Bakker, Jill Elias, Helen Hill and Marie Waterhouse) Jean has been working with paper and making a variety of books for many years and is well recognised for her beautifully created works.

In this one-day workshop Jean will be showing participants a particular type of weaving that forms an attractive ‘diamond’ grid-like pattern down the length of the spine, and each person will create a book with a return cover as shown in the lovely example in the photo to the right.

In addition, later during the day, she will guide the class through the steps to make a fitted slip cover in which the book will live (well, let’s face it, after all that hard work you want to look after it, don’t you?).

For further details, cost, venue and to enrol please Click here.

Note: If you think you might be short of supplies don’t worry, Jean will be supplying all the materials to complete the project.  A small materials fee applies.

If you are interested in purchasing Paper: Handmade Style Click here for the link.

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