Feeling frosty? Did you know that nothing warms the heart and the soul like getting involved in quality arts and cultural events? You will be pleased to know that the month of July provides a wealth of rich community arts events and experiences, which celebrate local cultural, creativity and expression. Here is a sample of what is happening in our local galleries throughout July.
Northern Rivers Community Gallery
NAIDOC Art Workshops
Curious creatives of all ages and walks of life are set to join in the spirit of this year’s NAIDOC Week at Ignite Studios as Ballina Shire Council and Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents inspiring local Indigenous talent. Under the theme – VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.
Bundjalung artists Monica Kapeen, Michael Philp and Emma Walke will share their skills in weaving, painting and ceramic workshops over two days when there is sure to be much yarning and exchanging of ideas through the process.
PAINT ACROSS GENERATIONS with Michael Philp
Share stories across generations with contemporary Indigenous artist, Michael Philp. Working in charcoal, pastel and paint, explore themes of connection to country, community and a desire to create significant and lasting change. Leave feeling nourished, with memorable works of your own art.
When: Friday 12 July 2019 – 10am -12pm
Cost: $45 (All materials included)
CULTURE & CLAY with Emma Walke
Spend a memorable morning with incredibly talented, Indigenous ceramic artist, Emma Walke learning glazing techniques for stoneware clays. Create your own personalised designs on functional works. Suitable for all skill levels and inclusive of all studio materials, glazes and firings.
When: Saturday 13 July 2019 from 10am – 12pm
Cost: $45 (Materials included)
WEAVING & YARNING WORKSHOP with Monica Kapeen
Join in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2019. Share culture, knowledge and weaving with Bundjalung artist Monica Kapeen. Participants will learn about the natural fibres growing in our region and how they can be prepared and used to create beautifully tactile objects using a combination of weaving techniques.
When: Saturday 13 July 2019 – 10am – 1pm
Cost: $65 (All materials included)
All workshops will take place at Ignite Studios at NRCG, 60 Crane Street, Ballina
Bookings are essential. Please visit www.nrcgballina.com.au to enrol in a workshop or to find out more information.
The Lennox Arts Collective
The Small Wonders exhibition will be hosting an opening night on Friday 26 July at 5.30pm. This year’s theme is Sense of Place. In past years, the Small Wonders exhibition has been a huge success and it is without doubt that this year’s opening night will be an inspiring and entertaining evening.
The Small Wonders competition will be judged by Angus McDonald.
The Lennox Arts Collective are running a wide range of art workshops through July, so drop into their art gallery at 2/72 Ballina St, Lennox Head, to find a workshop that inspires your artistic style.
Lismore Regional Gallery
Object Therapy Exhibition
22 June – 11 August – Official Opening: 5 July, 6pm
In May 2016, 29 broken objects were submitted by members of the public to a team of repair researchers in Canberra before undergoing ‘therapy’. Items of furniture, ceramics, household appliances, textiles, jewellery, sentimental objects and even one human, were all treated and reimagined by noted Australian and international designers and artists including Trent Jansen, Liam Mugavin, Henry Wilson and Alison Jackson.
In transforming these loved but broken items into objects of delight and surprise, Object Therapy showcases innovative design solutions while exploring the attachments we form with objects.