WAA News & Coming Events 2020
EXCITING NEWS DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS!
Hi everyone, I have some exciting news, due to the COVID
restrictions our end of year art show will be by online entry, the same
as you have been doing for our At Home Art Challenges.
The topic is “your favourite painting or drawing”, and the important
thing is that the painting you have done will be published in a 20 page
Silver Grove commemorative booklet to celebrate Whitehorse Arts
Association's 22 years at Silver Grove. We want all our members favourite
artwork to be included in this special prestigious keepsake booklet. Your
painting will be published in full colour and as well as this, all
current member’s names will be listed in the back of this booklet. We
really want you and your art to be represented in this booklet. Your
favourite artwork may be something you have done 5 or 10 years ago or
something you have done just recently. You choose what to enter.
for members is free. All you need to do is photograph and email your painting or
drawing by November 30th
Don’t miss out! If you have a problem with photography or email for your
entries please contact me on 9803 6469, Alan Close WAA President.
NEWS FLASH!!! LOWER MEMBERSHIP FEES IN 2021!!!
WAA is now even better value in 2021 with membership fees halved for the
coming year - just $20 for an individual, $30 for a family and only $8 for
junior membership. See the Membership page for full details (the Membership
tab is on the menu at the top of the page), download an application form,
and join us as we look forward to the move into our brand new art studios in
the New Year
& WAA information from our Facebook Page
To all our members, the
committee made the difficult decision tonight to suspend
all classes, workshops and demonstrations at our Silver
Grove club rooms effective immediately in response to
the COVID-19 pandemic.
This decision has been made to safeguard the health and
well-being of all our members as much as possible.
We are a long-standing art community, we know this
will be difficult for so many members who enjoy the
social interaction that our activities offer.
encourage members to keep active with their art at
home until we are back and please keep in touch
online, especially if any members require support
will continue to update you with any developments as
mindful of the current advice in regard to personal hygiene and
social distancing. More information about COVID-19 can be found
WAA Public Art: Our Artists in the Community
Can art add value to community life? I thought so, when I was recently
asked to volunteer my contribution to a new café in a local nursing home.
The Staff and residents at a Donvale Aged Care Facility wanted a café in
their midst. With no extra space available, the staff decided to
reconstitute a dining room, and to make it “different” they called it the
“Flamingo Café”. They then wanted a large wall hanging on the flamingo theme
and asked me to volunteer an illustration to identify their space with a
Flamingo Café triptych with staff members Nella (on left) and Ruth (on
Painting Flamingo Café by Jane Taylor
In consultation with staff, I produced a large clear
graphic style triptych of three flamingos which residents now love. In my
class with Alan Close, he contributed another light hearted suggestion: two
comic smiling fish jumping at the flamingo’s feet. The new “Flamingo Café”
has proved a huge success. One with real barista coffee. Residents see it as
a highlight of their week. Not only do they chat more with each other than
when they are sitting in their usual lounges, but families can join them for
coffee and hot chocolate. The “Flamingo Café” normalises their outing with
art enhancing the space to make it appealing and above all “different”.
ceramics and mosaics tutor, Deborah Amon-Cotter is also a painter with a
vibrant style full of colour, joy and whimsy.
was commissioned to help brighten up the City of Whitehorse,
using this traffic light control box as her canvas - part of a public art
project in our locality. This work is in
Mitcham, on the corner of Whitehorse Road and Station Street, opposite the
Here are some more images and close-up views of this work
(all photos by WAA's Rosemary Price)
Click on images to view
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