What a very exciting month we are have had!! It began with the excitement of installing our exhibition, followed by a great meeting with our distance member, Kay, joining us for the day. We watched a terrific demo by Brenda, and then there were the celebrations involved in the Nature’s Threads exhibition opening night event.
April Meeting: an excerpt from our newsletter written by Kate
There seemed to be a general levity in the air for our April meeting – surely not something to do with the fact that our Nature’s Threads Exhibition was up and running and looking fantastic?! Perhaps it was also a little influenced by the welcome and buoyant presence of Kay, here for the week in readiness for her oration at our official opening night! It was as if she was a customary attendee of our meetings as she unrolled an amazing array of equipment from her bag, soon covering her table with an assortment of items that announced ‘this person looks like she knows what she is doing!’ (In a little aside later she confessed that this was actually part of the master plan to cover herself!) Someone who certainly knew what they were doing was our Maestro, Brenda who led an informative workshop on the use of Inktense pencils and blocks and also acrylic paints. Brenda had prepared plenty of samples on paper and fabric to demonstrate the pros and cons of various ways of using the products before we all set about having a go, (interrupted strangely by much chatting, and a long lunch break!) Thank you, Brenda! Kay’s husband, Bård braved our room of women to say Hello and take some photos of us all hard at work before disappearing – and who can blame him!
and a few more photos of the girls at work (photographer Bård):
moving on: NATURE’S THREADS Exhibition news!
Nature’s Threads opened at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/general.aspx?id=4294969050 on 16th April however the Official Opening by the deputy mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council was on 24th April at 6 pm. Kay Haerland did us the honour of being our guest speaker, and we all had a great night! Here we are in front of our “Sinchies” display: 6″ textile pieces following a colour sequence chosen more or less randomly, that were a “cinch” to make!
The exhibition is looking fantastic – the Pine Rivers Art Gallery curator has done a wonderful job and we are all delighted with the display. More later, with photos! If you live in SE Queensland and Brisbane environs especially, this exhibition is well worth a visit! There are also some workshops – see the link above for more details.