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THE Gawler Art Society recently held
two successful workshops at its studio
with renowned artists Glenda Parker and
Alan Ramachandran as tutors.
Parker, a pastel artist, ran the workshop last
month and participants were able to work on
their own compositions under her guidance.
Member Kerrie Barrett was awarded artist
of the month on the day, after submitting a
colourful pastel landscape.
Ramachandran, who is an award-winning
artist known for his loose and colourful paint-
ing style, took the October workshop.
While the class worked with the same sub-
ject, by the conclusion of the day, each mem-
bers' painting had an individual look and
everyone gained new ideas and techniques to
enhance their own style.
Ramachandran was the critique for the
submitted works and while he elected not to
choose any particular winner, he gave valuable
advice for each piece.
The final workshop for the year will be on
November 18 with Richard Rogers who will
tutor in acrylics.
For more information on workshops, con-
tact Athalie (8524 4435).
Successful studio workshops
Prayer flags feature
Joanne Hughes from Gawler Texplorers with the display of prayer ags at the
Gawler Community Gallery.
THE textile group, Gawler Texplorers,
is currently holding its 2014 Wishes
in the Wind exhibition at the Gawler
The display consists of 50 prayer flags,
which are hung in the traditional way with
the five colours of blue, white, red, green
and yellow in sequence.
The interesting and colourful pieces of
work also reflect the elements of space, air,
fire, water and earth.
Gawler Community Gallery's Joanne
Hughes said the public has really enjoyed
viewing the prayer flags so far.
"It's going well, we've had some sales
and we've also had a lot of very good com-
ments," Mrs Hughes said.
"We saw it in a magazine and decided
we'd all do one and see what it looked like
hung up and it looked really nice.
"A lot of the messages on the flags are
peace, happiness and joy, and people can
put them up on their veranda or even in
their garden to keep the birds away."
The Texplorers have been together for
a few years, experimenting and perfecting
many techniques, using fabrics, papers,
threads and beads.
Group members include Gem Cong-
don, Pat Low, Steph Eland, Sue Prothero,
Kerrie Head, Sue Olds, Kerrie Barrett, Liz
Collinge, Linda Pyne and Joanne Hughes.
Packs of five and single flags, as well as
other textile pieces incorporating many fac-
ets of textile art, are on sale at the exhibition
until November 2.
For more information, contact Gawler
Community Gallery (8523 5995).
Joanne Hughes with some of the textile
work on display at the Gawler Community
" JOANNE HUGHES
A lot of the messages on
the ﬂags are peace, happiness and
joy, and people can put them up
on their veranda or even in their
garden to keep the birds away.
Students, teachers and local sponsors pictured with the Nuriootpa High School mosaic.
THE Tree of Knowledge
circular mosaic is now
on permanent display at
Nuriootpa High School.
Measuring five metres in
diameter, the impressive art-
work was officially launched
at the school last Monday
and is the result of a col-
laborative project between
community artists, teachers
Work began on the proj-
ect in early 2012 between
art teacher Ann Winters
and artist Kristin Wohlers,
based on the theme of the
environment and sustain-
A year 10 class then began
working on possible ideas,
images, locations, materials
By the end of 2012, art-
ists Kate Jenkins and Vir-
ginia Armstrong joined
the creative team, add-
ing invaluable skills and
Over the past two years
many students, mainly in
years nine to 11, rolled their
sleeves up and created the
The finished product de-
picts many elements based
on the environment, land
animals, birds, insects and
sea life and was completed
late last month.
It will remain on display
at the school and will serve
as a reminder of the collab-
orative community effort.
Poetry competition open
ENTRIES for the 2014/15 Adelaide
Plains Poets' poetry competition are
All poems entered must be original, un-
published and not have won a prize in any
This year's theme is climate and Adelaide
Plains Poets' president Carolyn Cordon said
the theme seems appropriate for the time.
"Climate change is obviously affecting us,
but there's many other ways to write about
climate, so it can be interpreted as broadly
as the poet wishes," Ms Cordon said.
"We're also particularly interested in en-
tries from school students, because it's really
exciting to find new poets out there."
Entrants can choose from three classes to
enter into, including open (18 years-plus),
secondary school and primary school.
Poems that place first, second and third
will receive cash prizes, with a total prize
pool of over $700, but poems must not ex-
ceed more than 60 lines.
Ms Cordon also revealed that the judge
would be a well-known Queensland poet.
"I've spoken to the judge and she's really
looking forward to it," she said.
"The judge is looking for really good en-
tries, but she's quite interested in quirky ap-
proaches as well."
Entries close January 24 and for more
information, contact Carolyn Cordon on
0418 806 490.
School art exhibition
THE annual combined
art exhibition by Ka-
punda High School and
Kapunda Primary School
students will be opened
on November 6 at the
This year, there is no par-
ticular theme and students
have created paintings and
drawings on a wide range of
Thirteen art students
in year 12 have submit-
ted their work for the ex-
hibition, while a number
of other students in years
six, seven and 11 will
also have their artwork
The exhibition will run
until December 7 and ad-
mission is free.
Gallery is open 10am to
4pm weekdays and 10am to
3.30pm Saturday, Sunday
and public holidays.
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