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A Couple of Good Stories

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There are times when our members have to step outside the normal activities at the gallery to serve the wonderful tourists who travel through Port Augusta.

On Saturday Anne met a woman who wanted to purchase a pastel but was reluctant to take a framed piece along for the rest of the family journey in the caravan. By Sunday morning Georgie had contacted the woman and arranged for the art piece to be  transferred out of the frame, blanketed snuggly between 2 sheets of paper, and placed into a postal cylinder. It was picked up at the gallery at 10am and is now on it's way around Australia. Big smiles all round.  




On Tuesday Georgie was putting the gallery bin out when she noticed a group of people looking at the railway station and mural. She asked if they would like to look through the gallery. Half an our later they had purchased all of Morgan's Frozen Chrysanthemum pieces (including cushion). There was even some light hearted argy-bargy about who saw the large piece first haha. …

July 2018

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I thought we may have had a quiet month as we lead up to the AGM on July 28th but it seems things have been  as busy as ever.

FIBRESPACE INC.  Regularly meet at The Platform and several  Curdnatta Members are also members of this textile group.
This month saw the unveiling of new pieces for the theme "Naturally Techni-Savvy". This exhibition will be on show at the Platform early next year.




Kaz Peterson really challenged participants at the Portrait Drawing and Painting workshop. Results definitely had the WOW! factor. We think people will be wanting Kaz to return next year.

Thanks to Tammy Colman for organising and running the HEXAGONS workshop. This beginning quilting workshop certainly appealed to a wide range of people.

 People often ask what we sell the most of at The Platform.
The range is very diverse and sometimes things go so quickly we don't get the opportunity to photograph them. This is a selection of some of the things that have sold in the last couple of weeks. 







Ending The Financial Year With a Blast!

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So June has come to an end and  we hold our AGM on 28th July so pop that date into your diaries!!!
MEMBERSHIP FOR 2018-19 can be paid any time now please. 


A big thank you and congratulations to Natalie Castree for organising the student exhibition "Carving Our Own Way -3". 
A full house on Friday morning for the opening and many red dots in place. 





Earlier in the year we had some discussions about how to give back to our artist community and decided to provide a bus for people to go and see 'Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay' at the Art Gallery of South Australia...The bus trip to see the work by impressionist artists was a great success. We all learnt quite a bit more about a particular period of art history which saw the emergence of the modern era. 
A big thank you to Anne Homes for organising this we thoroughly enjoyed the day.





Botanical Drawing Workshop

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The second workshop in June is underway this weekend. Participants welcomed the warm space to work today as it was particularly cold outside.
Thanks to Jan for doing such a great job once again.




FROZEN FLORA and JOINING TOGETHER

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Our latest exhibitions are off to a great start following the official opening on June 9th.


A happy throng of people gathered at the Platform to view the photography by Morgan Dunn and quilts by the Port Augusta Quilters.

Thank you to Rebecca Buono who took some photos on the day.







Morgan's photos depict flowers frozen in water. 
She has tapped into a hidden world that we don't normally see.



The quilters pieces are the result of a challenge where the beginning letter of a person's name denotes a colour in the piece.














It was a busy day on Saturday with the Felting Workshop coinciding with the opening. Felted bowls proved a popular topic and everyone enjoyed themselves. Every one made two felted vessels and some made three. Thanks to Pam Stringer for sharing her expertise.


May Round-up

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We had a really productive meeting on Saturday 26th May.

Patsy described the benefits from the watercolour workshop and the enjoyment and increased confidence experienced by participants.

We have decided to give Eventbrite a trial run with Kerry's workshop to see if it eliminates some of the work that people are undertaking when organising workshops.

You can check out the dummy run for the felting workshophere.. 


 This of course is now full so please don't purchase a ticket ;-)) 

We are all getting excited for the June Exhibitions so please try to come along to the opening at 10.30am on Saturday June 9th.




June 9th is also "Knitting in Public Day"  and Tammy will organise a project for people to participate in.

The felting workshop will also take place on this Saturday.
The photography group will attend in the morning and take some photos to record the events. Don't forget to send some into the Trans !!!!
Sales over May were good once again with about 90% of payments comin…

Water Colour Workshop with Alan Ramachandran

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A huge THANK YOU!!!  to Jenny Bourne and the Wednesday evening painters, in particular, Patsy, Pam, Ruth and Yolanda for pulling this workshop together.

The water colour workshop with Alan Ramachandran was great success.



Participants met at the Platform Gallery on Saturday 5th May where they learnt about working from light to dark, water to paint ratio, tonal values, texture, composition and more.






On Sunday the 6th May everyone met at The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden to put their new knowledge into action "in the field".


Alan has expressed a desire to return and work with everyone again.... just have to work out how to fit everything into our busy schedule.