Calendar

Apr
14
Sat
2018
ASOC/ACT Region Catchment Groups Art Exhibition @ Fitters Workshop
Apr 14 @ 10:00 AM – Apr 28 @ 4:00 PM
The coming months see ASOC for the first time in a formal relationship with the ACT Government Heritage Grants Program, following the financial award of $6,265 for the project “Recording the Heritage Sites of the Region in Fine-Art”.
 
This means that Artists can work towards the goal of creating a Re-
gional Heritage Art Exhibition during the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, which has a wide ranging calendar that operates from 14 – 29 April 2018.
 
The ASOC/ACT Catchment Group’s Exhibition is scheduled for 14 – 20th April, 2018 at the Fitter’s Workshop in Kingston, with bump-in and bump-out days set on 13 and 21 April. We would have liked to have extended over the weekend of 21/22 April, but unfortunately the premises were booked for another Sunday event.
 
An important condition of the Heritage Grant concerns definitions of ACT Heritage as presented in the Heritage Act 2004.
 
“Recent amendments to the Heritage Act 2004 have reduced the duplication between heritage and nature conservation legislation. In particular, the Heritage Council is no longer able to register a place only for natural heritage significance where a declaration may be in force under the Nature Conservation Act 1980.
 
.As such, a number of the places nominated for natural values are in the process of being removed from the ACT Heritage Register as they are protected under the Nature Conservation Act.
Artists are therefore asked to note that their work should focus on information contained in the current ACT Heritage Register and the select registered places and objects designated with – Status 3.
 
In reality the Register is a fantastic guide to what is available as subject material for artists, The Register can be found at:
 
You may be surprised by some of the listings, for example, the Swinger Hill Cluster Housing Project (1970’s) and Gus’ Café in Civic
(1960’s).
 
The Molonglo, Southern ACT, and Ginninderra Catchment groups, and ACT Historic Places (part of the Cultural Facilities Corporation) also have a plethora of knowledge on possible subject matter for artists to consider.
 
The Project Staffing team nominated in the Heritage Grant application comprises: Dr Karen Williams, Chair, Molonglo Catchment Group; Ms Miranda Gardner, Chair of the Southern ACT Catchment Group;
Ms Tricia Wheatstone, ASOC; and myself (AJJ) as Chair of the project. The Government’s Deed of Grant signed on 24 October has a number of Reporting requirements that we must meet over the course of the
next twelve months as the project proceeds. In the interim, I am also in the process of applying for additional continued support from our main sponsor for this event Icon Water.
 
Alan Jones

Apr
29
Sun
2018
Members Meeting @ ASOC Studio, M16
Apr 29 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

‘Án Artists Experience in Africa’

Presentation and Demonstration by Leigh Murray on her experiences in taking up an Artists Residency in Kenya.
Please bring along a plate of afternoon tea to share if you are able. 
May meeting members surnames A – K

 

 

May
19
Sat
2018
Tracey Creighton Mixed Media Workshop commences @ ASOC Studio, M16
May 19 @ 10:00 AM – May 20 @ 4:00 PM
May
20
Sun
2018
Tracey Creighton Mixed Media Workshop commences @ ASOC Studio, M16
May 20 @ 10:00 AM – May 21 @ 4:00 PM
May
27
Sun
2018
Members Meeting @ ASOC Studio, M16
May 27 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Kath Damcevski , extraordinary graphite drawing skills exhibited in portraits of people and animals. Overall Champion of the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society Art Prize of 2017 for her work “Remembrance”.
Please bring along a plate of afternoon tea to share if you are able.
May meeting members surnames L – Z

 

 

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Antoinette Blyth Watercolour Workshop @ ASOC Studio, M16
Jul 7 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 8 @ 4:00 PM
Aug
4
Sat
2018
Wayne Davis Oils Workshop @ ASOC Studio, M16
Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM – Aug 5 @ 4:00 PM
Oct
13
Sat
2018
Tracey Creighton Mixed Media Workshop commences @ ASOC Studio, M16
Oct 13 @ 10:00 AM – Oct 14 @ 4:00 PM
Oct
14
Sun
2018
Tracey Creighton Mixed Media Workshop commences @ ASOC Studio, M16
Oct 14 @ 10:00 AM – Oct 15 @ 4:00 PM
Nov
15
Thu
2018
Members Spring Exhibition @ Fitters Workshop
Nov 15 @ 10:00 AM – Nov 26 @ 5:00 PM

This is one of the Premier events in the ASOC calendar and not to be missed.

Over 300 works on display and for sale. Styles and mediums vary so there is something for everyone. Treat yourself or a relative or friend to an original artwork for a change.

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