Spring is here, the sky is blue…
Hopefully if I achieve nothing else today – it’s that you had a little laugh when you sung the next line in your head!
There’s a bit on this month, so I’ll do my best to keep it short and sweet. Here’s the run down, but there’s invitations and info. some attached with this email. and other online at both http://www.redolivestudios.com AND http://www.undergroundARTspace.com
*Disclaimer – we all know how hard I find it to keep things short, but A for effort, I really real try… x K
MANLY ARTS FESTIVAL (fortnight of fabulous!!!)
We have an epic range of events occurring during the two weeks of the Arts Festival, but here’s some key dates!
Saturday 20th September – ‘Regenerate’ our group show opens featuring some of the best local Artists around. Each Artists was given but a word, and their interpretations are hugely varied – and all amazing. We’re having a day opening, so come along and join us between 10am-2pm on the day to be inspired by some truly amazing Art. It’s been too long since we’ve clinked glasses for a show at the ARTspace, and we can’t wait!
Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st September – OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND
As part of the amazing Arts Festival, local Artists, Galleries, Creative spaces fling open their doors and invite you in. We’re around 10am-4pm both days to meet and greet you, and show you what exactly occurs in this beautiful space of ours, and who does it.
Sunday 21st September – Art Taste Tester with Vivianne Hazenveld 11.00am – 4pm
Local Artists and all round creative guru Vivianne, will be hosting a taste tester in our main area. Come along, have a play and experiment. It’s a gold coin donation, but priceless in it’s intention to get you exploring and having fun with a range of mediums. You will definitely see us there, and not because we have to be!
Sunday 28th September – Mixed Media collage workshop with Vivianne Hazenveld 10.30am-4pm
More information attached for what is sure to be an incredible day. Book soon though, as classes are kept small so you get the most out of them.
PAINT, DRAW THEN ABSTRACT – Classes with Rachel Carroll
Rachels continuing classes start again Wednesday 24th September. Perfect for beginners AND advanced students. Rachel has a special way of drawing out and encouraging what is already there – and helping you go further. Classes are in 4 week blocks, so really manageable and what better way to end a Wednesday than devoting two beautiful hours to your own creative journey. Rachel 0423 982 349
KID’S CLASSES with Dawn Kemp returning !!!
These will be returning at the end of the month after our blushing bride has married her sweetheart Marty! Times to be confirmed. Contact Dawn for more information as she’s looking to break the classes up into beginners and advanced, so let her know what works best for you and yours. Dawns classes engage with the childs own confidence and ability to create and explore in an environment that is strongly focused on learning, without negative self talk children are so prone to. The kids engage and explore their own Artistic journeys – and love it! If you’re interested in taking part, call Dawn on 0413 619 420
….COMING UP IN OCTOBER AT THE ARTSPACE…
Loobylou is having a VIP night where you will have access to huge discounts, the actual physical launch of HIM+HER, see the very first Christmas range for 2014, all with good company, and GREAT candles. Let us know if you’re interested, and if you’d like to be added to the Loobylou contact list. email@example.com
It’s almost that time again folks, the Annual Manly Arts Festival. An incredible fortnightly event filled with all manner of creative endeavours, and where you even get to have a sneak peek into some of the Home and Group studios in the area.
Come along, have a cuppa and meet our resident Creatives which include Mixed Media Artists Jessica Watts, Melinda Jordi, Kere M Baker, Sara Dowse, along with Textile Extraordinaire Melissa Lovell of The Organic Mamas, Oil Painter Christine O’Hagan, Mosaic Artist Nichola Walker AND two new additions to the ARTspace team, Lanya of Louie & I jewellery, and Adrian Johns of Loobylou – candles with conscience! Talk about a creative hot pot.
SO WHAT IS THE ARTSPACE?
Simply, a space for the ARTS. A destination/location/platform set up by Kere M Baker of Red Olive Studios (retail and design). In an effort to provide affordable Studio and Exhibition space, somewhere for local creatives to, well, create…the underground ARTspace was founded. Ten studio spaces, a Gallery/Function area, kitchen and bathroom backing on to a glorious backyard, the space has been mostly at capacity since it’s inception almost 4 years ago.
Our goals and plans include continuing to provide an inspiring space, educate and share creative tools, and host affordable Group and Solo shows for Artists. Further to this we are looking at hosting kids and Adults Creative classes, both with our own Artists network, and with others coming in to host their own – so there’ll be lots of opportunities and perspectives.
The new ARTspace website is moments away from launch, and includes a blog where all manner of Creative / Artistic topics are up for discussion, online shopping facilities from both our resident ARTspacers, and various trusted Artists within Australia and New Zealand. WATCH THIS (ART)SPACE!!!