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March 2018

Textile Art Exhibition

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Alex Rigg Foyer (upstairs at Riverlinks Eastbank), 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$3.00

This 15th annual STA Inc Exhibition showcases textile art by approx 30 local textile artists, with over 60 artworks incorporating mixed media and techniques from fine embroidery, manipulated fabric, printing, quilting, felting, painting, dyeing, embellishing and machine embroidery. Framed works to free standing 3D pieces.

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Shape Up

March 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Splinter artists will hold a public sculpture day on Sunday 4 March where members of the public will be invited to create sculptural forms from either terracotta or white stoneware clay in the Festival Hub.These hand—made clay forms will be placed on shelves constructed next to a glass window in the CBD. The unfired forms will be placed side by side on five vertical shelves creating an organic and textural design that reflects the energy and creativity that is injected…

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Caravan Residency Exhibition

March 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
JH & Co. Management Pty Ltd, 10 Edward St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

The 2017 Artist in Residence explored the social and cultural conditions of place. Documenting individual memories and personal experiences, the project opened a dialogue about the sense of place, home, destination and accommodation a caravan provides within a larger narrative of social spaces and community. By design the artists involved will present the outcomes of this project capturing the stories of a micro-community at Secura Lifestyle in Shepparton, March 2017 at a public exhibition open throughout the Shepparton Festival. Not…

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Opening Night

March 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Foyer, Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Festivals are about celebration, the gathering of people to revel in arts, culture, food and community. They seamlessly transform a known place into an exciting festival space. The opening of the 22nd Shepparton Festival By Design encourages artists, community and audiences to engage with continual dialogue, distilled by practice and woven with theory — there is instructive meaning in experience. Join us for the official opening of the 2018 Shepparton Festival By Design and opening of Splinter Contemporary Artists 20…

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Bottled Up & Bowled Over

March 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - March 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Upstairs, Anaya Restaurant and Tapas Bar, 26 Fryers St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

This exhibition will be a placement of porcelain and stoneware wheel thrown bottles and bowls that explore the ideas of containment and balance. A bottle form is narrow and constrained in form. A bowl is open and the interior is viewed fully, open to the world. This will be a small installation of usable and beautiful objects that, when placed together reflect a “still life” of form and design. Monday 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday to Thursday 5pm - 10pm, Friday…

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‘Puppet Play’: Design and make your own puppet

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$12.00

In this hands on work shop for children over the age of six (accompanied by an adult), first time young puppeteers will be guided and supported through the experience of designing and creating their own simple marionette puppet character suspended on wire and strings, and made from thick card, plastic and paint materials. With presenter, Jan Donaldson, they will enjoy interactive demonstrations on puppetry design as well as insights into the history of marionettes and the wonderful world of puppets.…

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Control Your Camera

March 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tallis Wine, 195 Major Plains Rd
Dookie, Victoria 3646 Australia
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$60.00

Join us for a 3 hour photography workshop facilitated by the award winning Dookie Photographer Serana Hunt Hughes www.seranahunthughes.com.au and hosted by Tallis Wine. Move beyond limiting automatic settings on your camera. Professional photographer Serana Hunt Hughes will show you how simple it is to use your camera on manual settings allowing you to yield the benefits of creative photographic control. Enjoy a creative afternoon in an inspirational setting. Numbers are strictly limited so book early to ensure your spot.…

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Soft Core and SAM Out Late!

March 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SAM, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

This exhibition presents works by leading Australian and International artists that explore the many facets of ‘softness’. It includes large-scale inflatables such as a giant rabbit by artist Michael Parekowhai, to forms made from soft materials and materials that simply look soft. A great show for the whole family to enjoy. Soft Core has been curated by Micheal Do, in conjunction with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by…

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Signs And Symbols

March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jordan’s Bend Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia + Google Map

Signs and symbols of the land; scratched in the earth; messages left for others to discover a message. Join RiverConnect and Kaiela Arts to learn how to read a story told using ancient Aboriginal signs and symbols then create your own visual language and leave a message in the earth. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Textiles Collage

March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wahroonga Lodge, 275 Cornish Rd
Ardmona, Victoria 3629 Australia
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$90.00

Come and try the wonderful world of Textiles. Nonie Sutcliff, textile and mixed media artist, will be teaching this “Textile collage workshop with elements of simple hand stitch”; suitable for both beginners and those with some textile art experience. Participants will be taught the layering of textile fabrics, then shown how to echo the design with hand stitch using a variety of threads. Nonie is a partner of Fibre Arts Australia and is an award winning artist and an experienced…

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Paint What You Hear

March 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Queens Gardens, 41 Welsford St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

Paint What You Hear workshops are directed by musician Erica Rasmussen and visual artist Zakiya Kurdi. By Design, the workshops use classical and contemporary music and visual art to engage young people and adults in the arts, inviting them to respond to live music using various art forms, such as drawing and painting. Participants listen to live musicians and respond to the music explor-ing lines, shape, colour and their own imagination. Children learn about the elements of music and how…

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Converge on the Goulburn

March 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

More than just a Festival, Converge on the Goulburn brings together food, culture and performance from Shepparton’s diverse community in one incredible event. Enjoy traditional and contemporary music and performance, check out the vibrant marketplace with authentic craft, culture and visual arts, participate in cultural workshops and activities and relax in the outdoor lounge featuring authentic foods cooked by local communities. The opening event of Cultural Diversity Week will be a colourful, high energy, cultural community festa at Victoria Park…

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