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”.
About Sera Waters
Dr. Waters is an Adelaide-based artist, arts writer and academic. A graduate of the South Australian School of Art, Uni SA, she was awarded her Phd in 2019 and has been a lecturer in Art History at the Adelaide Central School of Art since 2009. Her embroideries and hand-crafted sculptures examine the home-making practices of women and her own genealogical ghostscapes.
In 2017 she was the recipient of the inaugural ACE Open SA artist commission, and staged a solo exhibition Domestic Arts. In 2006 she was awarded a Ruth Tuck Scholarship to attend the Royal School of Needlework (Surrey, UK) to study hand embroidery. Major works have been shown in Sappers and Shrapnel, Art Gallery of SA, and Nadlewerk at Galerie Handwerk, Germany. Recent solo exhibitions include Dark Portals, at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA (2013), Ghostscapes at Fontanelle Gallery (2014), and Spectre Folk at Hugo Michell Gallery (2015). Her works are in the Cruthers collection of Women’s art, Ararat Regional Gallery, the Art Gallery of SA and private collections nationwide.
(Synopsis from https://www.acsa.sa.edu.au/the-school/staff/academic-staff/dr-sera-waters/) Website… https://serawaters.com.au/home
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