Thursday, February 18, 2010

Art Opportunities

FOR INFORMATION RE BOOKINGS  Email Cooktown Art via web site
Flying Arts Workshop titled 'Project Be-Longing' with artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan will be held on Saturday 27th March from 10am to 4pm at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery.  Places limited to 15 so book early. 

The workshop will explore the experience of travel, relocation and reorientation.  Participants are encouraged to bring a collection of their personal items and create conceptually rich unified sculptures. The box shaped sculptures contain layers of precisely arranged personal possessions such as clothing, toy cars, books, photos, bags and shoes.  Placement, installation and individual stories will be explored.  The artists will work with participants to transform their possessions into 15 sculptures which will then be exhibited in the gallery.

Painting Class with Elizabeth Johns starts from 20th February to 13the March to run over four Saturdays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.  Cost of $10 per person.  Bring your own art materials. The class will cover the basics of colour, composition, and perspective and will encourage students to unleash their creativity painting from still life,  photos, outside (landscape) and their own imagination. 

The RADF funded Judy Pomroy Weekend Mixed Media Painting Workshop will be held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery.

To see Judy's work see web site:


Thursday, February 04, 2010

Local Art & Craft Shop - SALE Now On!

In January 1991 a public gathering led to the formation of the Cooktown Creative Arts Association.  Their first meeting was on 13th February, 1991.

Many workshops and classes have been held over the years, including design, drawing, wood carving, poetry, art history, painting, life drawing, silk painting and stained glass to name a few.

In the beginning classes were held at the school, CWA hall, members’ homes and Gungarde hall.  After the enormous success of an exhibition of local art and craft run by the Cooktown Regional Action Group, the group took on the Art-space in lower ground floor of Kindergarten.

In September 2001 the Kindy moved so CCAA obtained the lease and the new Art and Craft Shop was open!  Located at the Old Cooktown Railway Station in Charlotte Street it is staffed by artists and volunteers.  The Art-space beneath is in use for workshops and with a gas kiln now installed, for firing pottery.
The shop provides local artists with a source of income, as well as a wonderful venue to showcase their talents.

Wood work, furniture, paintings, jewellery, stained glass, quilts, baskets, silk paintings, T-shirts, post cards, etched glass and photographs are tastefully presented in this space.

Friendly staff are at hand to welcome customers as they browse through the shop.  Supporting local arts and crafts is easy with such a marvelous range produced.

Meetings are 4.30pm the last Friday of each month.  Artspace is available for use.  Ph 4069 5794

Current SALE has 25% off yellow spot items!  

Includes cane baskets, jewellery, timber furniture, mirrors etc.

Also new books have arrived in store!

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