Mt Kembla workshops 2015

Mt Kembla workshops 2015
contact Liz Jeneid for information – or tel 02 41 72 24 60

January17/18 – Liz Jeneid
Bookbinding for teachers & Beginners -

February 7/8
Printmaking with Kathryn Orton
Intaglio, collagraphs & drypoint

March 7/8
Printmaking with Kathryn Orton
Relief Printmaking – lino & wood block

May 12,13,14, 16 & 17
Anita Larkin – Small sculptures

June 13/14
Kim Shannon – Oil Painting for all levels

August 8,9&10
Gabriella Hegyers – Encaustic mixed media

December 5/6
Tim Winters – An introduction to multicolour printing
with etched lino

Melissa Ritchie @ Matthew Gillett Gallery

IAVA member Melissa Ritchie is one of the 6 featured artists in the December / January exhibition at the Matthew Gillett Gallery.

Make an exhibition crawl and see both the IAVA member exhibition “Every Which Way” at The Hanging Space Gallery and this exhibition at the Matthew Gillett Gallery located in the beautiful Scarborough Hotel part of your plans this summer.

Better still, get to both openings this Thursday 4 December:
Matthew Gillett Gallery opening 6 – 9pm
The Hanging Space opening from 6.30pm

For more information contact Melissa.

Every Which Way @ The Hanging Space

Artworks in three dimensions

Exhibition: 1 December 2014 – 31 January 2015
Opening: Thursday 4 December @ 6.30pm
Artists’ talk: Sunday 14 December @ 2pm

Damian Bancks
Libby Bloxham
Judy Bourke
Alannah Dreise
Jennifer Jackson
Liz Jeneid
Anita Larkin
Andrew Netherwood
Katrina O’Brien
Virginia Settre
Greer Taylor
Jenny Tubby
Mary Wingrave
T. S. Zaracostas

WORKSHOPS: Dyeing paper using plant materials + a book

Paper will be be dyed using a variety of plant based dyes. We will then change the surface of the paper, using the marks made during the dye process to guide the stitching, cutting or embossing of the pages.

A book will be made using the simple concertina form with added pages or small objects stitched into the folds.
It will be a weekend of exploring possibilities using simple materials & techniques that you can use at home
Dates: 6 & 7 December 2014
Times: 10am – 4pm each day
Location: 29-33 Stones Rd, Mt Kembla NSW
Cost:  $190.00
Tea & coffee will be supplied, participants are asked to bring lunch to share
Classes are small (8-10) so that places fill quickly.  A place can be secured by sending a cheque made out to Elizabeth Jeneid for $20.  Deposits will be refunded only up to two weeks before the course. Please indicate which course you would like to do…. a material list will be sent nearer to the time of the course.
Telephone number:
Email address:
Course & date:
Deposit $20 enclosed – mail to Liz jeneid, 29-33 Stones Rd., Mt Kembla NSW 2526
Please make cheques out to “Elizabeth  Jeneid”

Studio Space in Thirroul


‘Made In Wollongong

Artist in Residence programme 2014 – 2015

Barracks Art Studios Thirroul is offering two, three month residencies to local artists with a small exhibition at the end of the residency period.

There will be a reduced studio rental and small amount of money for art materials.

Suitable for Painters, Sculptors, printmakers and writers

$30.00 pw for three months

Application form and info. poster attached

For more information

This Project was made possible by a Cultural Grant from Community Cultural and Economic Development, Wollongong City Council.

BAST MIW appplication form P2-V2.LR

BAST MIW appplication form P1- V2.LR

Deborah Redwood & Greer Taylor in Sculpture in the Vineyards

You can view sculptures by around 60 artists across a number of sites in the Wollombi Valley, together with an exhibition of small works held in Wollombi Village. See the program of special events for the month long exhibition HERE.

Deborah Redwood’s work “Spring Chicken”  is exhibited at Wollombi Winery , Greer Taylor is exhibiting her work “inclusion” at Undercliff Winery and her work “vortex vessel” is part of the Small Sculpture show.

The closing night, Saturday 29 November will feature a nighttime walk through the works at Undercliff Winery as well as the announcement of the winning sculptures — see web site for details HERE.


A one day symposium

Human transformations of our environment have long been a focus for art, writing and performance.  The unprecedented environmental challenges we face today demand we pay attention to the Urgent Ecologies in which we are now embedded and complicit.  If art, writing and performance are underpinned by the invisible, and in some cases, highly visible, powers of cultural institutions and social borders, what does it mean to think about transformation?

‘Urgent Ecologies’ brings together a leading group of critical and cutting edge thinkers to assert the unequivocal importance of work that challenges and expands our knowledge of the violent sites we now occupy. The symposium will ask how we might begin to match the scale of our thought with that of the catastrophe around us. What alliances can we form and what patterns can we reveal, for thinking both about today and the future?

Discussions will offer an open conversational format. Participants will be invited to think beyond the usual logics of science and art, and begin to redress the contemporary anthropocentric view of ecology via the activities of art, writing and performance.

Speakers include: Deborah Bird Rose (UNSW), Linda Williams (RMIT), Lucas Ihlein, Tanja Dreher, Danny Butt (Melbourne), Su Ballard, Ian Milliss, and Keith Armstrong (QUT).

Date: Friday 7th November
Time: 9am – 4.30pm
Event URL:
RSVPS are essential via email:

IAVA Showcase 2014: Transmission

5-16 November @ Project Contemporary Artspace

Opening Night: 7 November 2014
Guest speaker: David Sharpe – Business Adviser, Creative Industries Innovation Centre

Featuring Artists:
Tammie Castles
Gary Christian
Paula Gowans
Michael Huppatz
Jennifer Jackson
Alena Kennedy
Deborah Redwood
Melissa Ritchie
Jenny Tubby
Mary Redgrave
T.S. Zaracostas