Wan'din'in Arts Space Calendar 2017

Lost Arts... and found

Friday 3 March 2017 to Sunday 18 June 2017

NOW EXTENDED to Sunday 25 June

 

An exhibition of objects from Discover Eumundi's heritage collection that could be considered 'lost arts' and rarely handmade today... mixed with local contemporary artists current creations... exploring the way these artists are revisiting the lost arts...

To find out more CLICK HERE

Matchbox Show 

Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July

Official opening Saturday 1 July 10am

 

View hundreds of small ceramic artworks created by many artisans from Australia and overseas, all displayed in matchboxes. Miniature in size but elaborate in concept and execution, these artworks collectively make a powerful statement.

'Civa' (aka Michael Ciavarella) is the brains behind the show, when in 2010 he had the vision to start this unique and collaborative exhibition to help keep ceramic art alive and kicking!

Michael Civarella will give a curators talk in Wan’din’in on Friday 14 July at 11am.

For more information on the Matchbox Show CLICK HERE

Wanderings - Katrin Terton

Friday 21 July to Sunday 13 August - Official Opening Friday 21 July at 6pm

 

Katrin's work has a strong focus on the environment, on transformation, reclamation and impermanence. The artist is drawn to nature's discards that are often overlooked or dismissed as useless and unappealing by others.

She aims to  maintain the nature of the materials as much as possible while working with them - to keep them as raw, fragile and broken as they are. Viewers might find the use if organic materials like snake skin sheds, human hair, disintegrating bones both compelling and confronting as it evokes thoughts around our own vulnerability, life and death and how we feel about changes within and around us throughout time. For more of Katrin's work CLICK HERE

Discover Eumundi in the 1960's
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast

Friday 20 August to Sunday 15 October

Official Opening Friday 27 August 5.30pm

 

What was it like to live in Eumundi in the ‘60’s when there was talk of renaming the ‘Near North Coast’ to the ‘Sunshine Coast’? Discover the music people were listening to, what the main street was like, what was on at the School of Arts hall, hear memories of the town’s telephone exchange operators… find out if they listened in! View fabulous photos of the era, memorabilia and souvenirs. A chance to leave your own memories of the 1960’s and Eumundi and the surrounding area if you have them…

Emanuel Mbise working in the TST jewellery workshop
Emanuel Mbise working in the TST jewellery workshop

Taste of Tanzania - special event for one week only

Tuesday 17 October to Monday 23 October

Official Opening Friday 20 October at 5.30pm 

 

Ongea Nasi Kuhusu Upendo (Speak To Us Of Love) is the jewellery school/studio of the Small

Things (TST) in Nkoaranga Tanzania. The school regularly participates in craft fairs and markets. TST works to build families and futures for orphaned and vulnerable children in Tanzania. To find out how this innovative, holistic model, which prioritizes attachment, community, and local leadership, is achieving amazing results CLICK HERE

 

This exhibition will showcase some of the jewellery and craft items created by TST students. Sunshine Coast artist Christopher Hardwick has been volunteering his time since November 2016 teaching in the TST jewellery school and has recommended one of the talented students Emanuel Mbise to accompany him on a short trip back to Australia, to take part in this exhibition.

 

Emanuel has been invited to participate in the exhibition and will be displaying some of his contemporary art jewellery made in silver, copper, brass, aluminium and nickel silver. He will be demonstrating the techniques he uses to make these pieces, as well as his talents in the traditional Tanzanian crafts of beading and thread weaving.

 

Visitors to the exhibition will have a number of opportunities to meet and talk with Christopher and Emanuel. Integrated into the 'Taste of Tanzania' program will be an emphasis on Tanzanian history, art and culture and how traditional icons and motifs may  be contemporised. The importance of which cannot be over emphasised, as Tanzanian culture becomes more homogenised.

Jewels and Jackets
Kathleen Hunt and Libby Woodhams

Official Opening Friday 8 November time TBA - runs until Sunday 12 November

 

The latest collections of 'Tropical Merino' & 'Hunt Art Jewellery'. Brisbane artist Libby Woodhams and Cooran artist Kathleen Hunt are set to wow with their latest designer originals. 

As an artist, Libby brings a dynamic sense of colour and style to her clothing, passionate about finding the perfect piece to suit everyone. Kathleen’s jewellery - ‘wearable art’ is instantly recognisable. She repurposes the most prosaic of items to create stunning one-off pieces.

Tree Place - Anne Harris

Friday 17 November to Wednesday 10 January 2018

More details to come

 

'When a tree falls there is a space that it leaves behind, There is a place where it wood have been' Anne Harris 2015

More on Anne Harris and the Tree Place project CLICK HERE


images from previous exhibitions, meetings and events at Wan'din'in