Monday, August 29, 2011

Bright Sparkes

Watch out for a couple of our artists working on Bright Sparkes at Georgetown on this coming Saturday.

Ken O’Regan and Carolyn McKay are facilitating a lantern-making workshop on Saturday 3 September 2011 for Sparke Street residents.

On the following Saturday 10 September, residents will decorate the street-side exterior of their homes with the lanterns, and the section of Sparke Street between Christo Road and Moate Street will be closed to traffic from 5.30 – 7.30 pm for a street party.

The Bright Sparkes concept was the inspiration of community cultural worker, Brian Joyce, coordinated by Carolyn McKay, artist and recent returnee to the town of her birth, assisted by L!vesites and involving many Sparke Sreet residents.

Their blog is

Friday, August 26, 2011

Donkey Ringtone

You might think we are going a little crazy here but this link should get you a donkey ringtone.

ABC Live and Newcastle Herald

Those of you following the Donkey exhibition (and other workshop week work) will be pleased to know a great photo of Callan and his sculpture was published in the Newcastle Herald, Thursday 25th August. Sadly they havent posted the pic on their online version of the article

And continuing with the media blitz, the Front Room Gallery is host to 1233 Local ABC Drive Show. They are doing a live broadcast from the gallery and will focus on the creative industries and the local scene. Come down to the gallery for the visual feast that is radio from 3pm today.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Reg Russom Prize

The Reg Russom Prize entries are due this week - a drawing from life.

The details are on the entry form and there is a link on our webpage.

Link to Prize page, or direct to the form.

Good luck.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Working on Site

Other sites we worked on during workshop week include the Figs on Laman St, city and industrial sites and at Glenrock reserve. Workshop week is a great time for gathering imagery and researching.

Donkey Sanctuary - Workshop Week

This last week was workshop week which included site visits and trips.
This video is from the Donkey Sanctuary at Clarencet0wn organised by Michael Bell. Students got to spend the day drawing on site and developing images of the donkeys. There will be diplay of work in the exhibition next week in the Front Room Gallery.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

... Exhibition  ...Look See 2011... 3 - 21 August ... Opening 5 August  at 6.30pm... READ MORE Watt Space Gallery