A SPRING WELCOME!
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How lovely to be enjoying Spring weather! We invite you to come along and enjoy our current and upcoming shows at the Newstead Arts Hub. See below for more on Selina Wilson’s exhibition Endless BeauTEA (hurry last days!) and our upcoming group show Platform 4.
We are also welcoming Expressions of Interest from artists and community members who would like to be part of our 2020 program. Do you have an event or exhibition you would like to run at the Hub? Then we would love to hear from you! See below for more info.
And perhaps you’d like to join as a Friend of the Hub. Our Friends are at the heart of our community and are great supporters of all the creative things that happen at the Hub. Look below for more info on how to join us.
Above: Newstead Arts Hub has a range of welcoming, light-filled spaces and is much loved by the Newstead and district creative community.
CALL FOR ARTISTS & EVENTS
The Newstead Arts Hub is inviting Expressions of Interest from artists and community members who would like to be part of our 2020 program.
2020 will see an expansion of our current exhibition program to include a wider range of activities and groups using the space. So we warmly welcome proposals for exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops, events, and other activities from the arts and broader community.
The Newstead Arts Hub has multiple light-filled exhibition spaces suitable for solo and group shows, and “the platform” is a great outdoor space for projections, performances and dinners.
Our workshop space can accommodate half, full and multiple day workshops. The Hub has a well-equipped kitchen, wifi, tables and chairs on hand, and is wheelchair accessible.
We encourage proposals that will:
- Build and strengthen creative networks in our region
- Support arts activities in Newstead
- Connect with Newstead community and Newstead and district events.
For more information and to submit your Expression of Interest via our online form visit the Bookings page of our website.
Proposals are due by Sunday 10 November 2019.
Above: Selina Wilson, Endless BeauTEA, works from the Teacup Series
Selina Wilson: Endless BeauTEA
Until Sunday 29 September
The series of works in Selina Wilson‘s exhibition Endless BeauTEA came to her in a dream.
Upon awakening she followed her intuition and came upon her first antique tea cup at a local op shop, and so the series of mixed media artworks began.
Reminiscent of tea at Nana’s, and evoking the other worldliness of Alice in Wonderland, the works enchant and soothe. If there’s a message, says Selina, it’s “laugh, live for now and drink in the joy.”
The teacup works are accompanied by additional works on canvas and board, as well as the charming Petri Dish Series, of small alcohol ink and resin works. Created using silicone moulds, the resin repels and resists the ink, with the piece only revealed to the artist once it’s cured and turned out. A process Selina describes as a “practice in faith.”
Come see the show on its final weekend:
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September, 10am – 4pm
or by appointment.
COMING SOON: Platform 4
Diane Thompson, Jodie Curtis, Marcela Olea, Libby Noblet
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 October
Opening Saturday 5 October 2-4pm
Artists Diane Thompson, Jodie Curtis, Marcela Olea and Libby Noblet came up with the name Platform 4 in reference to the Newstead Arts Hub’s past life, and recognition of the platform a collective show would offer their group.
This exhibition will feature a rich array of sculptural works by Diane and Marcela using such media as feathers, textiles, resin and clay, as well original etchings, collagraphs and silk screens on paper and fabric by accomplished printmakers Jodie and Libby.
Throughout October the artists will also present artist talks and demonstrations and a free pop-in & print studio where members of the public can try their hand at silkscreen printing.
Open 10am – 4pm on:
Saturday 5 – Monday 7 October
Friday 11- Monday 14 October
Friday 18 – Monday 21 October
Friday 25 – Sunday 27 October
or by appointment.
Above: Works by Selina Wilson, (L to R from top) Diane Thompson, Big Mouth Strikes Again 2019, resin and mixed media; Jodie Curtis, from the Circles series 2019, multiplate collagraph; Libby Noblet, Rose and Dahlia Show 2019, silkscreen on cotton; Marcela Olea, Holding Balance Together 2019, resin.
Friends of the Hub
Become an integral part of the Newstead Arts Hub Community!
We are always ready to welcome more Friends of the Hub!
Through donations, Hub Friends support the development of the Arts Hub. In return they are invited to a special annual Friends event each year.
You can become a Friend of the Hub with a donation of $20 or more. For more information or to make your donation email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And a big thank you to all our current Hub Friends. Your valuable support goes a long way!
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