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 2017

The year ended with  A Summer Exhibition at the Trades Hall in Camp Street, Ballarat.

 

Ballarat Society of Artists enjoyed having an exhibition at the St Patrick’s Hall during the Apron Festival on the 27th and  28th May.   A great weekend with art and cards sold.  Most of our Art stands were utilised by the Apron Festival with the beautiful display of their aprons.

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Ballarat Society of Artists Inc. were present at the  National Trust Heritage Mill Event at the Anderson’s Mill at Smeaton  May 13th & 14th, 2017.

Two members and experienced art teachers, Yolanda Pilepich and Trudy Nicholson convened art workshops and there was a display of art for sale.

This was a fantastic event in a wonderful location and hopefully, members in the future can utilise the Mill area for Plein Air painting.

 

Trudy Nicholson discussion final artworks

Trudy Nicholson discussing final artworks.                                                                                                                                                      

Yolanda Pilepich at the beginning of the Sunday.

Yolanda Pilepich at the beginning of the Sunday.

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The Annual Art Exhibition was held over the Easter weekend at the Robert Clark Centre.   It was one of the most successful weekends we have had in a while.   Many artworks purchased and plenty of cards sold.   The Raffle prize donated by Lyn Cooke proved very popular.

Raffle winner

Raffle winner Helen Bateman

Cards were a new attraction.

Cards were a new attraction.

Art Displayed

Art Displayed

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Abstract and still life contrasted the screens.

Abstract and still life contrasted the screens.

Guest Judge, Barry Wemyss, ceramics display.

Guest Judge, Barry Wemyss, ceramics display.

Diversity.

Diversity.

New members and past members displayed.

New members and past members displayed.

The Ballarat Begonia Festival was a wonderful event that demonstrated how wonderful community art is!  With the Begonial Events team, the Ballarat Society of Artists was able to convene the painting of 2000 umbrellas over the March weekend.   It was a fantastic experience for all members involved.

Society Members and members of Ballarat Council displaying Umbrellas

Society Members and members of Ballarat Council displaying Umbrellas

2016

The Society  recently held a “Sun, Sea and Surf”   Exhibition at Alexandria Tea Rooms and Receptions.  This has now concluded.

Article from the Ballarat Courier

Article from the Ballarat Courier

Another year of helping with the “Young Archies”

Members Trudy Nicholson, Susan Clarke, John Canham with Shiree Pilkington, co-ordinator of the Young Archies.

 (Picture taken from The Courier website 9th October, 2016) Masterpieces: Young Archies coordinator Shiree Pilkinton with Ballarat Society of Artists volunteers John Canham, Sue Clarke and Trudy Nicholson. Picture: Kate Healy                                                                                                               http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4209539/voting-soon-to-close-for-young-archies/                       Many members have been very busy over the last couple of weeks with the “Young Archies” as part of the Archibald Prize Exhibition. It has been a very busy time for all and very rewarding to be part of this activity once again. This is another example of how our Society is involved with the promotion of art within the local community.

 On October 12th, Some members attended the Volunteers’ Evening for the Archibald Prize as a thanks for our work with the “Young Archies”.

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Members attended the Volunteers Evening.

Members attended the Volunteers Evening.

IT’S OVER

The 2012 ARTISAN FESTIVAL is over for another year and many visitors complimented the Society on the wonderful ambiance at the event. If you missed it, a few photographs below show what some 1500 people enjoyed over the three day event.

Artist at work
Artist at work
Patchwork stall
Patchwork stall at the 2012 Artisan Festival
Music at the 2012 Artisan Festival
Music at the 2012 Artisan Festival
Enjoying the cobbler's work
Enjoying the cobbler’s work
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A walk along the 2012 Artisan Festival
A walk along the 2012 Artisan Festival
Fine Bone China painting
Fine Bone China painting
Cobbler at work
Cobbler at work
MaCallum display
MaCallum display

 

What the Ballarat Society of Artists has been involved in since the development of their web page.

The Artisan festival in 2011

Experiences at the 2012 Artisan Festival

Enjoying the entertainment at the 2012 Artisan Festival

 2012 Artisan Festival

Enjoying the Chinese Dragon at the 2012 Artisan Festival

Browsing at the 2012 Artisan Festival

Enjoying the shopping and displays at the 2012 Artisan Festival at the Mining Exchange

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