Friday, July 15, 2011

Presidents Prattle

On a bitterly cold winter’s day, a few brave souls gathered at the Wonders of Wynyard to launch our most recent TRA exhibition, “Passages”. Eleanor Austin, local textile artist and President of the Burnie Regional Arts group explained very clearly how artists focus on things differently according to the medium they are working with .What an inspiring collection of small textile art pieces! If you get the chance, do drop into see them as they certainly prove that what may once have been considered as craft, has now definitely entered the realm of Art. They simply depict what the word ‘passage’ might mean and the interpretations are many and varied. Well worth a look!

Some time back all the Presidents of the Region met by teleconference and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to share notes and ideas in this way. Circular Head were running their own CHarchibald Prize event. It had to be a photo or piece of work using a CH identity – sounded like fun!
We were reminded of the State Gathering to be held at Nubeena on 16-18 September.
We were asked, “What are you doing to reach out to young people in your group?” I managed to answer, “Only a little!”
Our next meeting is scheduled for July 26.

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