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ACI Newsletter – October 2015

Recent news

Spicers Sculpture Award 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the Spicers Sculpture Award 2015, announced at the Gala Launch on 23rd September at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny.
The judges were Jude Turner;  Christine Ballinger;  Kathleen Hunt
‘wherever you go there you are’
by Corrie Wright, Maleny

‘Climbing the Dragons Spine’
by Hew Chee Fong, Beerwah
by Elli Schlunke

This prize was added at the discretion of the judges who felt the very innovative use of recycled materials was worthy of a ‘special’ prize
Commendations were also awarded (in no order of merit):
‘And they sailed away for a year and a day’...artist: Elizabeth Poole
‘Anthropocean’ ...artist: Leisa Gunton
‘The Seer’ ...artist:  Sonya Moran
‘On Reflection and Point of view’ ...artist: Janna Pameijer
‘Empty Vessel’ ...artist: Frances Carr
‘Sky Window’  ...artist: Hew Chee Fong
‘Fallen Figure’  ...artist: Wayne Markwort
Works will be in place till 19th October, at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny. Visitors are welcome every day between 9am and 5pm. Please pick up a catalogue and map at Reception … then please cast your vote for the People Choice Prize… to be awarded late October.
All works are for sale and may be purchased at Arts Connect Inc Online Shop
Click on Images to read artists' statements

Sculpture on the Edge 2015 Gala Launch

It was a gay and happy occasion with a cohesive and positive vibe! Lots of noise!

Coming events

Open Studios - October

Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November
10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Spring is in the air!! So why not visit for the weekend and follow our art trail. The Open Studio artists have had a small but steady stream of visitors since introducing OS as a monthly event in July. This is a new concept as for many years it has been an annual Springtime event and will only grow as we continue to market it. 

Eight artists will be hosting Open Studios across the Blackall Range this month: Kaye Leach, Heather Gall, Jane Nicol, Wendy Edmond, Barb Willcocks, Michele DeVeze (Sat and part Sunday only), Nita Lester, Dorothy Peall. Our artists love to chat, answer questions and demonstrate their techniques. Artworks are for sale too - perfect for early Christmas shopping!!
Click here for October artists' information and maps at the ACI website

Social Luncheon and AGM

RSVP 16.10.2015:
Request a Nomination Form:

Plein Air Safaris

lt was perfect weather and a tranquil setting last Friday morning at Spring Falls Walk, Flaxton.
Mary River - Conondale (Harper Creek)
Saturday 14th November 2015, 9am to 3pm. 
Followed by Afternoon Tea (provided)
This is our last outing for 2015 - hope you can make it!
Please register with Heather or Judi
  1. your name
  2. expected time of arrival
  3. mobile phone number in case of inclement weather and cancellation
Heather: 0417 784 520
Judi: 0448 278 478

More info at ACI Website

Member news


Committee member Jo Turner and her partner Dave have welcomed an adorable little brother for Sam. A beautiful photo.

Creative five

An exhibition by ACI Memebr June McCotter and four other artists at Wondai Regional Gallery

Watercolour Classes


ACI Member and Immediate Past Secretary Jack Lowry is sharing a Joint Exhibition with Kevin Grealy at Vianta Arts

Other News

Blackall Cultural Association's Annual Art
Exhibition,  Opening Night and High Tea

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Maleny, Queensland 4552

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