Launchpad@Lake Mac Libraries

Lake Mac Libraries’ new exhibition spaces provide an opportunity for local emerging and community artists, students and groups to show drawings, paintings and photographs within community facilities.

With four concurrent exhibitions at different locations, and an exciting program of artist’s talks, workshops or demonstrations, Launchpad@Lake Mac Libraries aims to connect emerging artists with the community, and offer new opportunities for community participation in the arts.

22 November 2019 to 8 February 2020

Charlestown Library

Creative Threads

Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists

Selected works of embroidery, machine embellishment, dyeing, painting, fabricpainting, wet and dry felting, or beading from the 75 members of Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists

Belmont Library

Nature’s beauty: See the world through the eyes of an artist

Birds, flowers and animals come to life in the beautiful detailed paintings of emerging artist, Jessica Curry.

Toronto Library

Colourworks

Experience the noise and colour of celebrations, and the contrasting serenity of Lake Macquarie, through the art of local emerging abstract artist Shirley Bleechmore

2 December 2019 to 25 May 2020

Swansea Library

Swansea 1920

Step back in time and see what Swansea was like in the 1920s with a special display of a model of the main street

Meet the artists

Throughout the year we host a series of Meet the artist events at Launchpad libraries.

These events come in a variety of formats from live art performances, to indepth discussions on the artists careers, inspirations and techniques. Bookings are essential and can be made online, by phone or in person prior to the event.

Call out for artists

Launch your career at the library! With four concurrent exhibitions at different locations, and an exciting program of artists’ talks, workshops and demonstrations, Launchpad@Lake Mac Libraries aims to connect emerging artists with the community and offer new opportunities for community participation in the arts.

Applications are now open for a duration of 12 weeks at four Lake Mac Libraries’ branches at Belmont, Toronto, Charlestown and Swansea for 2019.  Please contact Julie Dunn, Lifelong Learning Leader, on 02 4921 0463 or jdunn@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.