Primrose Park Arts & Craft Centre: Official Opening

By Claire Brach

Saturday was the official opening of our refurbished paper-making studio.  Not entirely sure I should be calling it that as we share the space with some other groups , each of whom have a very different focus than ours.  However, I was there in a paper-arts capacity.

On arrival I was thrilled to see how much effort every group had put in to exhibit a wide range of their members skills.  There were some stunning displays of creativity on view.  This post would be enormous if I posted works from everyone so today I’m concentrating on pieces made by members of our own group.

Our exhibition committee, Lou, Ange and Harriet, didn’t have a lot of time to co-ordinate, plan and set-up the display and they also had to take into account the multi-level spaces and high walls in some areas.

View of the mezzanine exhibition space

Having taken charge and set-up our exhibitions over the years they have experience in working with free-standing dimensional works, both large and small, along with wall art and hanging pieces.

I estimate that well over 100 people turned up for the event, probably closer to 130.

Some of the attendees

We were delighted that 4 of our founders – Ruth, Sunny, Juliette and Sherry – were able to join us, as well as Paul Berkemeier.

Dinah Beeston, our current President, with founding member, Ruth Faerber and some of her paper-casting artworks

The centre was officially opened by Jilly Gibson, Mayor of North Sydney Council, and I was very happy to be able to include in my photos the image of a beautiful Joomchi cape created by our member, Mandy Burgess.

Image details, clockwise from top left:
Ron Switzer: President & Treasurer, Primrose Park Photography and President, PPACCI
Jilly Gibson: Mayor of North Sydney
Trent Zimmerman: Federal Member for North Sydney
Martin Ellis: Director, Community & Library Services Division, North Sydney Council

It was a great day and I enjoyed catching-up with some of our members who I haven’t seen for a while and also to meet, for the first time, members of other groups who also use the centre.

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About primrosepaperarts

Currently the Web Master for Primrose Paper Arts is Claire Brach
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1 Response to Primrose Park Arts & Craft Centre: Official Opening

  1. dibrandt030 says:

    Sorry I was unable to attend in the end. Looks like a great success Diana

    On Mon, 29 Apr. 2019, 8:33 am Primrose Paper Arts Inc., wrote:

    > primrosepaperarts posted: “By Claire Brach Saturday was the official > opening of our refurbished paper-making studio. Not entirely sure I should > be calling it that as we share the space with some other groups , each of > whom have a very different focus than ours. However, I was ” >

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