Enjoy $5 glasses of premium wine as you view the powerful exhibition “Nature: 2 Views” by Vana Ford and Charlene Tubbs. Using natural dyes on textiles, beads, print making, photographic techniques and batik, these artists capture the life, struggles and beauty of our natural surrounds in the Port Macquarie and Pappinbarra Valley region. If coming with a group of more than 4 people to wine taste, please book on 6585 4598.
Anthea Johnston – 11am-1pm, Tuesday 6th October
Contemporary Aboriginal Art class. Bookings essential via 0434 219 822.
Anthea is a local artist, former art teacher and a member of the Kamilaroi nation. Her medium includes lino printing, collage and casein on paper. She uses traditional techniques to illustrate nature, using contemporary colours. In this class she will teach how to use lino printing to make Aboriginal art and you can take home your own finished work.
There will be a $15 charge to cover costs of materials payable on the day.
Charlene Tubbs – 10am-12 noon Thursday 8th October
Artist talk and mini workshop. Bookings essential via 0497 314 937.
Charlie is the partnering artist in the current exhibition Nature Two Views on show at Long Point Vineyard and Gallery. Her artworks are a compilation of botanical screen prints, photographic techniques and batik. Charlie will present a view into the processes involved in creating botanical screen prints. Via the use of acrylics, samples of pressed native plants and screen printing equipment, the simplicity and beauty of natural forms is translated into permanent colourful echoes of nature. Come take a look.
Vana Ford – 1-3pm Thursday 8th October
Artist talk and mini workshop. Bookings essential via 0414 798 796.
Vana, a bead and textile artist, will focus on textiles for this presentation. She will talk about how the knowledge and skills learned during travels in Indonesia and India and studying Japanese textiles have led to the development of her own style of dyeing with natural colours and decorating different textiles to incorporate into her artworks.
Vana will demonstrate some techniques of shibori (Japanese resist dyeing) using a pre-reduced indigo vat and participants will prepare and dye two small pieces to take home with them.
There will be a $10 charge to cover costs of materials payable on the day.