All in a Dog's Life by Chrissy McYoung
Thursday 8 July - Saturday 25 September 2021
Dogs are amazing animals and an integral part of many human's life. This exhibition, by Chrissy McYoung, is a celebration of all puppy creatures (and even includes a few 'cat dogs'). The scenes are beautifully crafted illustrations that are part fun, part educational, but above all - full of love and warmth. Each and every puppy (and 'cat dog') in the images is a real owned pet - and celebrates the many reasons we love and enjoy a dog's company. The images are whimsical and fun, full of detail and puppy's doing naughty puppy activities. Each new look, the viewer will discover another cheeky puppy- stealing sausages, sneaking into somewhere silly or doing a secret poop. The images were created towards the end of COVID restriction and were a way of joining Chrissy's Facebook community together. Fans and friends would send Chrissy photos and she would bring them all together to inject back some love and joy into the community.
Join Chrissy McYoung to learn the tips and tricks on how to draw dogs. Everyone will paint their own doggy creations to take home. See dates and times for workshops in the tickets below:
Flora, Fauna, and History
Thursday 8 July - Saturday 25 September 2021
An exhibition of works from artists of Tinkat Alley Art Studio. Tinkat Alley Art Studio is the studio of artist Kate Belton. We hold classes in acrylic, acrylic ink, pastel and watercolour. This exhibition is a collection of works of teachers, students and artists of the studio. Our lake is a popular subject for our artists. There is so much inspiration from the scenery around the lake, the lake itself and the abundance flora and fauna native to the area.
Come and meet the team of talented artists from TinKat Alley Art Studios behind this exhibition. They will share with you their creative process, where they draw their inspiration from and the techniques they use to capture the moments and natural scenery from around our lake on Friday 24 July from 12pm-2pm. Book tickets below:
Seascapes, Watermarks, and Mermaid Tales
Friday 9 July - Thursday 23 September 2021
Seascapes, Watermarks, and Mermaid Tales by ArtMania Studios"We are a small group of artists with disabilities who have been brought together at Art Mania studio. Through the friendly and supportive family of Art Mania and their belief and practice of inclusiveness, we have been coming together, at the studio to create art. Art Mania has been and continues to be a place that encourages artistic expression, inclusiveness and allows us a space to be heard. We all have different disabilities and background, but our art allows us all to have a voice and be heard. Our work in this exhibition is an interpretation of the theme "water" and what that means to each of us. Art Mania Studio is a creative community hub that offers you a place to relax, unwind, meet friends & find yourself through art. This supportive & inclusive space offers a wide variety of classes, workshops & block courses that cater for busy lifestyles, different income levels, all age ranges & diverse backgrounds & abilities."
Join us for the opening event on Thursday 15 July from 10:30am-12pm. Book tickets below:
Coastal and Country
Saturday 10 July - Thursday 23 September 2021
Coastal & Country by Sharon Thomas; "My work is inspired by my love and respect for our Coastal & Country environment. The beauty, light and energy are ever-stimulating. Most of my paintings are done in watercolour on paper that I find to be the most organic medium for the subject matter. I also use mediums such as acrylic paint, some including paint pours glazed over a canvas, pastels and pencil that provide another emotional response to my collection of work, becoming in some ways a visual diary celebrating the beauty and warmth found in our environment in that moment. My subject matters are from my personal photos most found in the natural world and cherished landmarks of our Coast & Country that I see from a walk; especially if privileged enough to share time and space with our wildlife or simply a change in the environment when driving. To begin a painting I start by sketching the desired section of the photo taken as a basic guide then applying the paint, filtering in that unique memory and experience of that moment. Painting to me is its own journey of the mind that can take unexpected directions. I find at times it is the excitement of the challenge to be a silent reward during the painting process. Painting the subject matters for me is not just a result of a pretty picture but an expression of soul and spirit that I wish to project back to the viewer. Influencing their minds to take a journey within and image when viewing a painting how the air would feel, the smell of the grass or sea, the sound of the surroundings and experience a personal connection. Allowing a moment to reflect of such a dramatic and subtle varieties of environment, filled with its own unique individual style, colours, textures and spiritual substance that we are all proud to call home."
Come along and meet Sharon Thomas while she paints live in the Library. Learn more about the techniques Sharon uses to create her body of work on Saturday 10 July from 10am - 11am and Saturday 7 August from 10am - 11am. Book tickets below: