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April Action

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People have been busy during April at THE PLATFORM.
The Wednesday evening group continues to learn and develop drawing skills with Jan Pana on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

The Painters held a successful workshop with Alan Ramachandran at Almerta Station, near Hawker. 




The Photographers have been busy creating a collection of works for their Black and White Botanical exhibition in July.




Georgie has set up her "New Directions" exhibition for the month of May.


NEW DIRECTIONS https://vimeo.com/332342575



Tammy is working towards the "Knitting in Public" day and exhibition for June.

The Music Club members hold regular get togethers and practices and also held a successful "Walk Up" at the Tassie Tavern on Sunday.

We have some applications from schools for art funding and these will go to the management group for consideration.


The Pichi Richi Train is back in full swing and we have had an influx of visitors to the gallery.

A huge thank you to everyone who has volunte…

March Madness

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Things are beginning to move along quite nicely at The Platform. 
Local visitors are paying return visits and the first of the tourists have been dribbling in.
We had a bus load from Adelaide through on Saturday morning.

Audrey's Petite Pics looks lovely, congratulations Audrey.



Anne Kenny certainly started something with her "Flat Rat" and as usual one thing led to another and we have a "Kookie Kitchen" corner which is great FUN!!




The Photographers workshop on March 9th was successful and we have 4 new members.  The current theme is "BRIDGES". You can see some of the photographers work at the Facebook group here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1043873959106225/?source_id=568532469876754
Photographers are currently compiling a collection of works for the July exhibition "Black and White Botanical" 

Thank you to those members who came along to the last meeting and did a general clean and tidy up following the hot, dusty Summer in preparation for th…

Happy 54th Birthday

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Happy Birthday!  Curdnatta Art Group has now been in existence for 54 years.
The perfect way to celebrate was to attend a workshop and learn something new .....  
Participants at Sofie Dieu's Ink Painting Workshop were given some practical skills and techniques before being set loose with black and white ink and gold leaf.
Sofie is travelling around Australia providing workshops along the way. We were lucky to have an artist with her background and experience offer this workshop for us.

Sofie's website is an indication of her professional approach to her work, something we could all learn from.

https://www.sofie-dieu.com/south-australia








We have a number of our members currently exhibiting their work at Yarta Purtli.





Our next workshop is with the photography group on  March 9th at 1pm.  

 Audrey Christophersen's "PETITE PICS"  exhibition will open on Friday. Please take some time to visit this and congratulate Audrey on collecting a body of work to display.
Please note that …

January 2019

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A hot start to the year led to the decision to close the gallery due to the extreme forecast on Thursday. Although the gallery has adequate air-conditioning we took into consideration the fact that people had to leave their cars in the heat and the lack of people venturing out. Hope everyone got through the day ok!



We have begun opening on Wednesdays and look forward to seeing if this is useful. 

The first exhibition for the year is "Naturally Techni-savvy" and "Conversations with Lapland" by Fibrespace Textile Artists.  These artists explore a different theme each year using the opportunity to experiment with different ideas and techniques.





Artists are back in action on Fridays if anyone wants to join in.

Cathy brought in her hand woven slouchy beanie to show the textile artists. What a fantastic effort and no doubt there will be more. One of our newest members, Cathy learnt how to weave at Tammy's workshops.


The Wednesday evening drawing class with Jan Pana is eve…

The Festive Season

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We have reached the end of our 3rd year at The Platform and what a ride it has been.
A big thank you to each and every member and our fabulous visitors, your contribution whether large or small has made this arts' hub the unique place it is.
As we move into 2019 we can only continue to improve and grow and to help this along we have a range of workshops planned and no doubt others will sneak in along the way.
You can see the offerings as they become available at Eventbrite. It may pay to "follow" the gallery page so that you are notified of new events.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/curdnatta-art-group-17317936878




The Christmas Lunch was fantastic, thank you very much for attending. We also celebrated Pam Morphett becoming a Life Member after what seems a life time and Melva's 95th Birthday. Congratulations to both of you!!
Sales have been brisk leading up to Christmas and we have had some happy customers, many of whom are return visitors to the gallery.


We will close the …

Ready for Christmas 2018

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Our participation in the visual merchandising workshop has really paid off.. a big thank  you and standing ovation for the styling team, Prue, Morgan, Trudy and Georgie for bringing the gallery to life for Christmas.

Georgie was privileged to be able to attend the Flinders Ranges and Outback tourism forum this week (in the guise of official photographer) and picked up even more tips to assist with maintaining our image.

Some key points that we can consider for the gallery.
*Tourists have high expectations
*They need to trust that the online image matches what they find. Perceptions = reality
*Don't be beige be quirky
* Do what you do well. Use your talents.
*Develop a point of difference . How do we want people to feel?
*Create memories for people to take with them
* Be resourceful and creative, be an entrepreneur and take action
* Promote your brand - online is the future