Hello everyone and welcome to 2010.
We held our first meeting for the year last Saturday, 30th January at the Church Bar in Windsor. A change from the Stan Stevens room, and a bit of fun to start off the New Year.
In my last newsletter I mentioned that I thought 2010 would be an exciting year and already we have started the year off with some excitement with Sydney Weekender visiting our studios.
After some persistent encouragement, Taryn managed to get Channel Seven’s Sydney Weekender to visit the Hawkesbury to do a story on our trail. It was short notice, just 8 days but last Wednesday, 27th January Mike Whitney visited Christine Sullivan’s pottery, B&B and cafe at Kurrajong Hills, then Heather Rees’s studio at Glossodia and Taryn Malzards Old School House Studio at Grose Wold. We have been given the date of the 6th of March for the show to be aired.
We also have an exciting year ahead with the Bicentenary of the naming of Governor Macquarie’s Towns. Our own MACQUARIE’S FOOTSTEPS EXHIBITION and various others across the Hawkesbury, incl the Library, Museum, Regional Gallery and FOHacaRG Inc.
Happy 2010 to everyone,
Congratulations to MELLISSA DEVINE on her up coming Solo Exhibition at the Wash House Gallery in Rozelle in April. Details below.
Also Congratulations to ELAINE MUSGRAVE with her work in the exhibition at our Regional Gallery in Windsor.
Congratulations to LEANNE JONES for her watercolour demonstration article in Artists Pallette Magazine. April edition issue #84.
OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND
Our next open studio weekend is the last weekend in March. 27/28th.
Please make sure Heather Rees knows if you intend to have your studio open so that she can include your details on the flyer.
Taryn has arranged for a banner to hang at the Nth Richmond lights.
The next bus tour around the studios is on the 11th March. It will include Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Karinaglen Arts & Crafts shop,M’tea at Piggery Lane Studio, Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop, Lunch at Richmond School of Arts, Yvonne West studio & Richmond Art Supplies. .
Contact Taryn for more details on
45722505 or email@example.com
Leanne has put in a request for your registered Macquarie events to be added to the general events calendar on Councils homepage.
Keep an eye on Councils Macquarie Page for updates. www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/community/macquarie-2010-bicentenary Don’t forget to let Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre know of any special event or exhibition. E-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bicentenary grant we received shall be used for an exhibition to commemorate the 2010 bicentenary of Macquaries Towns. We have arranged to have our MACQUARIE S FOOTSTEPS EXHIBITION in the CWA Cottage in Windsor .
If you intend to exhibit please let Leanne know. There will be a limit to the numbers of works and a limit to the size of work due to space constraints.
We shall also need volunteers to offer their time on a roster system to man the exhibition.
Set up will be on the 8th April and dismantle on 12th April.
Please make all work Hawkesbury inspired. Aboriginal Elder Aunt Edna Watson has kindly agreed to do the Welcome to Country on opening night. We very much appreciate her doing this as we know she has delayed a planned holiday to do this for us.
Thank you to Heather Rees who has donated a banner for this exhibition.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sydney Weekender 5.30pm Channel 7 March 6th
Bus Tour March 11th
Open Studio Weekend March 27th & 28th
Macquaries Footsteps Exhibition Set-up – April 8th
Exhibit – April 9,10th & 11th
Next Meeting Stan Stevens Room March 23rd
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2010?
MACQUARIE TOWNS ARTS SOCIETY
LIFE DRAWING – 3rd Tues of the month
Starts 16th February. 7-9.30pm
Model, easels and supper provided
You will need to be a member of the art society. $25 annual fee plus $5 joining fee.
Invite you to enter their “New Visions 1810-2010” Exhibition
March 5th – 14th
The March exhibition seeks to include the themes of
Agriculture ~ Roads & Transport ~ The built environment ~ social attitudes,interests & change – including but not restricted to – morality, religion, the arts, sport
Each themed section will contain non selling works. The challenge will be in artist’s modern interpretation of the theme. How do you see the new vision of today or tomorrow? Or, do you wish to recognize “past visions” by acknowledging the efforts of our predecesors?
Entry to the exhibition entry closes Feb.20. Contact Margaret Ginnings 45774440
SALE AT THE PACKING SHED STUDIO
Larna Ezzy is having a sellout of all shop stock.
Most stock is half the original price
Threads, ribbons, fabrics, trims, laces, buttons and embroidery threads.
Contact Larna for opening times on 4572 1126
EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS FEBRUARY
HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY
3 Separate but complementary exhibitions opening at 6pm on Fri 12 Feb.
Showcase the work of a diverse group of botanical artists.
The first is REPLANT on tour from Nomad Art in the Northern Territory.
Angus Cameron will travel from Darwin to Windsor to speak at the official opening on Fri 12 Feb at 6pm
The Second is ‘COMING TO GROUND’ from market garden to native garden, by Blue Mountains artist Bette Mifsud.
The Third is a display of finely detailed studies of native and exotic plants by Elaine Musgrave.
HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY PUBLIC PROGRAM
BUS TRIP. Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens. Friday Feb 19th.
Bring a picnic lunch or BBQ or dine in the restaurant.
Credit card and phone payments welcome
Bookings/enq 4560 4441
Bette Mifsud will give an artist talk at 1pm on Sun 28th Feb
Free, all welcome
HAWKESBURY LIBRARY WINDSOR
The Gov. Lachlan Macquarie 1810-1821 display is currently on at the library until 26th February.
TALK : Feb 18, 6.30pm
Tracy Bradford, Head of Manuscripts, will give a talk at the central library in Windsor.
The talk is free and light refreshments will be provided. Book by contacting the library on 45604466
HAWKESBURY REGIONAL MUSEUM
FIVE TOWNS THAT SAVED A COLONY
This includes objects from private collections as well as the Hawkesbury Historical Society collection