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Artist Talk at Stockyard Gallery

4-6pm, Friday 11 May

Come along to this informal artist talk to hear Helen tell about her linocut prints and processes. The talk will be held in the gallery and she will bring some of her printing blocks and sketchbooks particular to the exhibition. This will be a chance to meet Helen, see the exhibition and learn about her work and this graphic medium. It’s a free event, enjoy cheese & biscuits and glass of wine.

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Warragul Arts Market Jan 20

Warragul Arts Market Saturday 20 January

What the Rooster Saw LR
9am – 1 pm

Join my free linocut activity 10-12. Browse my colourful cards and unframed limited edition linocuts. Buy direct from the maker! This lovely community market runs in conjunction with the gastronomically exciting Warragul Farmers Market.

Look for my gazebo with the banner emblazoned “Linocut”.

 

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Where the Land Meets the Sea Exhibition Feb-Mar 2016

Coastal Birds, shoreline birds and special places near the sea were all themes for this exhibition of mainly linocuts and pyrography

I drew Artists Sue Gilford, Kate Gorringe-Smith and Libby Schreiber together because we share common ground as bird lovers. Kate and Libby are Melbourne printmakers and Sue uses pyrography ( wood burning).

Our exhibition was held at Stockyard Gallery in the small Gippsland town of Foster close to Wilson’s Promontory.

The exhibition opening on Sunday 21 Feb was well attended by friends of the gallery, and friends and supporters of the four artists. We even enticed a few bewildered tourists in.

The speeches were wonderful. As artists we had not rehearsed or planned this aspect – no surprise here! But as each artist spoke pretty much off the cuff, the connections and threads between us were illuminated giving the wrapt audience a cameo of how and why work comes about. I spoke first explaining how this exhibition was important to me, as it as my first exhibition with Kate, who I met in prep at State school in suburban Melbourne. We spent recess together making fairy homes in the exposed roots at the base of pine trees. Study, family and travel kept us busy but about 10 years ago we realised we shared a love of printmaking and birds, and decided to exhibit together one day. We have been friends for 45 years. Sue Gilford spoke next describing her passion for the home turf and explaining the importance of the bird hides in the local area. Kate followed up outlining the Ramsar agreement and the migration habits of the shoreline birds depicted in her work. Libby told how her richly detailed work is constructed around the narrative of the title.

It was one of those special days, that seemed to validate our chosen paths as artists. Thank you to those who came to the opening, or visited later. We especially enjoyed the comments in the visitors book .

It’s a beautiful part of Victoria only 2 hours and 20 mins from Melbourne. For places to stay click here.

Where the Land Meets the Sea Exhibition Invitation

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Warragul Arts Market 19 December 2015

Linocut Horse Print activityOne of the nicest artisan markets around. My stall is under a shady tree. This Saturday I’ll be helping folks to print their own Christmas pony linocut to take home. This is a free arts activity from 8:30-10:30am. Warragul farmers’ Market is on at the same time. On offer: great sushi, coffee, fresh Gippsland produce and beautifully made articles by artisans all in the one place. Buskers and artist demonstrations too, Civic Park Warragul Saturday 9am-1pm.  The Farmers’ market starts earlier. Click here for more local events & info.

 

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Feather nest flight

A group exhibition at Meeniyan Art Gallery

Work by Helen Timbury, Laurie Collins, Libby Schrieber, Sue Gilford and Chris Beehag

Exhibition dates Sunday 24th May to Friday 27th June
The Gallery is  open 11-3pm weekdays and 11-5pm weekends (closed Tuesdays)
FeatherNest Flight invitation

There is a light fanciful feel to this exhibition bringing together printmaking, sculpting, mixed media and pyrography ( burning images into wood). The artists all have a love for birds and for protecting the environment from which they come.

 

You may have seen Meeniyan starring in ABC TV’s Bed of Roses series. The picturesque township of Meeniyan, South Gippsland, is just 10 minutes from Leongatha and 1.5 hours from Melbourne. Take a Sunday drive or drop in on your way to or from a weekend at Wilsons Promontory. There’s a fantastic eatery called Moos at Meeniyan just across the road from the Gallery, and Koonwarra is just 10 minutes down the road.

I hope you can make it sometime over the next month. For a virtual tour click here

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Images of setting up and at the opening.

 

Gilford work foreground, with Rachael Abicare Meeniyan Art Gallery Sue Gilford hanging work Susan Hall repairing walls Timbury birds

 

Artist Sue Gilford descibes her love of mudflat birds while Helen Timbury, Laurie Collins and Chris Beehag look on Artists Libby Schreiber and Helen Timbury discuss the workopening of Feather Nest Flight