Our next Social Night is planned for Wednesday 2 June, with visual artist and illustrator Ross Morgan as our presenter. Ross will talk about his work, including his journey from conventional Art to Book Illustration.
Ross is a multi-award winning artist, who completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia in 2000. Since then he has been exhibiting in numerous solo and group exhibitions, art prizes and running an independent studio practice. To see some of his work, go to his website: www.rossmorgan.com.au
Please add this event to your diaries!! We look forward to seeing you there!
Some supper will be provided.
Above: Ross Morgan at work.
JANE SKEER was our guest speaker at this social night, and we had a few Awards to present also.
Jane is an exciting, creative installation artist who works with recycled materials.
She predominantly works in sculpture and installation, creating works in response to her observations of people, objects and materiality.
Below: One of Jane's works.
OTHER SOCIAL NIGHTS
Later in the year we are hoping to have the Tsering Hannaford come and tell us about her journey to winning her Archibald Prize last year.
It has also been suggested that we have a combined “Picnic in the Park/Plein Air” social occasion so you can come along, catch up with friends, see the Plein Air Group in action and join in the fun.
Plus more great speakers and fun throughout the year. More on all of the above to come.
Towards the end of a somewhat challenging year, on 2nd December we invite you to shake off the shackles of 2020, spritz it up, and have some fun! For this year's end of year event, why not dress up a little; don a hat and/or gloves, or just wear some sparkles, sequins or feather boa! It is, after all, the 20's once again!
COVID restrictions may still apply. However, we think it will be a fun evening. More details to be provided soon. Mark the date in your diary!
REVIEW by Sue Ward
Sera gathered the 20 attendees around her in the most wonderful way. It was like she stitched us together and nothing else intruded into our minds for that hour we spent listening to her stories and seeing pictures of her work, which centres around embroidery, stitching and other.
She told us her main passion is reclaiming the domestic arts of her women forebears-telling their stories through so many works-honouring their lives, their challenges, their bravery and the “domestic” ways they found to be creative. Sera has just completed her PhD entitled “Genealogical Ghostscapes: Unsettling Settler Colonial Homemaking Legacies in South Australia”.
Peter will introduce and discuss:
How still life painting develops the artist's understanding of the essential elements of painting, AND How an investigative approach to the still-life advances an artists personal journey. This discussion will be supported by samples of Peter's own work.
NOTE: Peter will be tutoring a term of classes later in the year in Term 5 on Monday mornings.
Peter Bok presenting images of his work, 2019.
SOCIAL NIGHT: 27 MARCH 2019
Guest Speaker: Renate Nisi
Guest Speaker: Renate Nisi
Renate gave a fascinating presentation about her art practice, which encompasses the making of sculptural objects and installations that explore aspects of embodiment.
Her slide presentation provided plenty of examples of her inspired use of a wide variety of techniques and materials, including paper, bone, shell, pewter and Mt Gambier stone, as well as marble, to produce astounding results.
Renate graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2001 and completed an MA in Visual Art at the University of South Australia in 2012.
In 2006 Renate started Union Street Studios as a teaching studio and shared studio space, where she and other tutors conduct art groups and workshops. She also teaches Sculpture at the Adelaide Central School of Art.
Above: Craig Bowyer does a painting demonstration at our French 'boat party' themed end of year social night on 5 December 2018.
There was a good turn out for our Social Night on 10 October 2018 to see Tsering's very interesting and inspiring presentation.
Tsering Hannaford: Self Portrait
Wednesday 10 October 2018 from 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Special Guest: Tsering Hannaford
Tsering Hannaford is a realist painter based in Adelaide. Portraiture is a focus of her practice and she has been hung four times in the Archibald Prize. In 2014 she was highly commended for the Portia Geach Memorial Award and she has been a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
We are excited to having Tsering as our special guest, and very much looking forward to this special event.
For more information go to: www.tseringhannaford.com.au
2017 End of Year Event with Guest: Artist Philip David
There will be a jukebox pumping out some tunes to get your feet tapping!
Bring along a plate of supper to share. Drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcholic options will be provided.
Phil David demonstrating portraiture painting (subject: Helen) at our 2017 Christmas Social Night, held on Wednesday 6 December.
Following: Photos of some of our members at our social night in May 2016
Above: Members Masako Haga, Margaret Rothenburg and Pam Hailstone