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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The SWICH Contemporary Art Space is now taking registrations for the Artisan Wonderland Workshop Series
Come to the SWICH Contemporary Art Space to register and pay for any of the Artisan Wonderland art workshops during our business hours - Tuesday to Friday 9am-4pm and Saturdays 9am-2pm.
The workshops continue throughout August, September and October 2010 and all run on a Saturday or Sunday. They are conducted in Ipswich and are a great way to learn a new skill, meet some new people and share in some fun. No prior art knowledge is required and all materials are included in the workshop fee.
There are still some places left in the August Workshops as follows:
Saturday 28 August 2010
Precious Metal Clay (fabulous jewellery making workshop) - $28
Sunday 29 August 2010
Enamelling (another fabulous jewellery making workshop) - $20
Intro to Calligraphy- $24
Art of Illuminated Lettering - $8 (must do Intro to Calligraphy)
Clay Workshop - All ages -$10
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE 3 HOURS IN DURATION
Workshops still available for September and October include:
Family History Research
Books with Flair (learn various book making techniques - great for artist books)
Writing the Generation Gap
Resin Jewellery Making
There are limited places in each course so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
The inaugural opening event of our permanent art space was held last night and was extremely well attended by local artists, academics, business people, politicians and councillors. We had people attending from Ipswich, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Holland. Literally standing room only!!
We would like to thank everyone who attended for their support in making our opening night an amazing experience of art, glorious food and wine, and a real social networking event.
The evening was a huge success and we thank all the Ipswich artists and designers involved in this exhibition: Donna Davis, Kate Roberts, Andrew Spark, Laura Phillips, Eva Fritz, Sally Picker, Rebecca Lewis (Little Brown Dog), and Kyla Story (Little Bird), and from Brisbane, designers Kellie Christie and Chrissy Foreman, as well as our guest Brisbane artist, Ros Paton and our international guest artist from Mexico, Dea Arjona.
We would also like to thank the countless people who have supported us throughout our planning and renovating stages: Donna Davis for her untiring support of our projects, advice, organisation skills and of course her amazing installation art, Kate Roberts for her spectacular jewellery artworks, advice and many kind offers of support (and chauffeur service),David Beckett for his carpentry and painting skills and innovative art concepts, Michael Davis for his beautifully designed and constructed steel plinths and Deann Devin for her home cooking delights that kept us going throughout our renovations and for the decadent chocolate cheesecakes she supplied for our opening night event and of course all of our facebook friends who have continued to support and promote us.
We look forward to seeing you all again at our new art space at 191 Brisbane Street, Ipswich and will keep you posted on our upcoming events.
Opening Hours: Saturday 9am-2pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-4pm.