WORKSHOP: Tiny Thread Treasures with Untethered Fibre Artist - Barbara Schey

10am-4pm, Saturday 17th June 2017. Artiste Café will be open 8am—12pm for all your lunching needs!

Free workshop @ Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Take a contemporary approach to time tested stitching techniques from U.K., Europe and Asia to give your work a modern twist, by creating elements which can be used in mixed media and assemblage work, as well as for jewellery.

No skill levels required except the ability to thread a needle and stitch.  Suitable from age 12 and beyond.

Barbara has researched the various button and stitch techniques and continues to be assisted by fellow researchers and museums internationally.  Barbara has been instrumental in reviving lost skills and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with her fellow stitchers.  She has taught at Forums and Embroiderers guilds and has exhibited works in Macclesfield Silk Museum and Shaftesbury Museum in UK.  She also presented a paper and exhibited at Hangzhou Silk Museum, China.

Extra equipment will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the workshop.

Participants need to bring:

  • Small thread scissors
  • Fabric cutting scissors
  • 1 packet each size 20 and 22 tapestry needles
  • 1 packet beading needles
  • Notebook and pen
  • Name tag

Bookings are essential, REGISTER NOW!

Call the Arts Centre on 02 6549 3800 for more details.

44th Muswellbrook Art Prize catalogue

Catalogue Cover

Exhibition period 12 March to 07 May 2017. All items for sale.

44th Muswellbrook Art Prize catalogue

The Muswellbrook Shire Council gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Bengalla Mining Company Pty Limited not only for their sponsorship of this year's 44th Muswellbrook Art Prize but also for their ongoing commitment to the Muswellbrook Art Prize over the past 23 years.

The Muswellbrook Art Prize selects only the very best works to compete in the final adjudication and be displayed in the exhibition. This year 71 successful Finalists were c h osen across the three sections of the Prize from a total of 710 entries.

Muswellbrook Shire Council would like to thank the 2017 Muswellbrook Art Prize Selection Panel for their time and effort in selecting those finalists:

Brad Franks, Arts Centre Manager, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Jade Goodwin, Arts Centre Assistant, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Bruce Tindale, Visual Art Consultant

This year the final adjudicator is Professor Ian Howard, UNSW Art & D esign. Muswellbrook Shire Council welcomes Mr Howard to the 44th Muswellbrook Art Prize and thanks him for availing the Prize of his expertise.

FREE Monthly Manga workshops for young people at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

Club Manga Mania is here!

10.30-11.30am Sundays monthly with Jade Goodwin.
Ideal for 8-14 year olds.

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Resin Art Workshop - Saturday 10 June

example of resin rings

In this full day workshop with Naomi Norris, artist and owner of Brook Gallery, Muswellbrook, workshop participants will learn the techniques and processes used in resin art and create their own resin art pendants..

Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
What: Part 1 - Resin mould making; Part 2 - Creating one of a kind resin pendants
When: 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10 June 2017
Cost: FREE workshop presented by Upper Hunter Artists Network & Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Bring: Bring hair net or tie, old clothes (nothing fluffy), glasses if required, items for embedding into resin (maximum 28x6mm), lunch. All additional resin materials will be supplied.

Bookings are essential, REGISTER NOW!

For more information call 6549 3800.

Upper Hunter Artists Network