Our second year of Undercurrent was a huge success. The program was wildly supported by the locals with many and varied mediums. We had a successful and exciting opening night supported by many of our North West Coast locals and businesses. We'd like to especially mention and give a big thanks to the Waratah- Wynyard Council , along with Rural Health Tasmania for contributing to the prize pool this year.
Our major award winners for the Undercurrent Project were:
1st - Kim Laughran - $800
2nd- Kelly Slater (Not the surfer) - $600
3rd- Joe Lake - $200
Many Congratulations to our prize winners and their contributions to the undercurrent project, along with everyone who came along and entered. We cant wait for next year and what it has to offer !
A huge congratulations to everyone involved in our Off the Wall too exhibition.
We had a great amount of artworks being presented from our friends of ArtsCape followed by a huge opening and visitor numbers.
This is the second time that ArtsCape has run this exhibition. Friends of ArtsCape were invited to share artwork from their own person collections.
The best thing about this exhibition are always the stories that evolved out of displaying pieces. Every artwork speaking about something from the artist or the member that chose to display that item from their collection.
ArtsCape committee would like to thank everyone involved in making this the great success that it was. If you missed out this time, make sure to keep your ears open for the next Off the Wall event.
Another successful opening and Christmas exhibition from Kathleen and Max.
Thankyou for using ArtsCape and its exhibition space to showcase your talents.
Photos courtesy of Mal Kearney
A huge congratulations to everyone that contributed to our inaugural Art Competition 'Undercurrent' and a massive thank you to our sponsors that made the competition a success.
The walls of ArtsCape were filled with many wonderful entries, demonstrating the talent that we have in our local area. We hope that this is the start of many new faces engaging with ArtsCape and give positive prompting to those that are reluctant to come forward and be a part of the lovely artistic community of Wynyard.
The winners were:
'Trace of Me' by Kelly Slater.....for Tasmania Rural Health
'Banksy" by Lindy Bayley.... for ArtsCape
Tulip Fields' by Sharon Platts...for Waratah Wynyard Council
The opening night was packed out with locals awaiting the announcements and the Bloomin' Tulip festival week bought in many visitors to view the works.
As this was ArtsCape's first time experimenting with an art competition of this scale I think we can safely say that the Undercurrent event will become a regular event for our community.
Thankyou to everyone that helped make this competition the success that it was.
Photos Courtesy of Mal Kearney
A big thank you for your patience as we work out the bugs with organising this competition.
We are hoping to make this a yearly event and have been trialing the right way that works for the community and for our group.
We have been made aware that the online selection process did not work for everyone and we have decided on having a paper version as well.
You now have until the 30th of September to organise your art work. On that day you may bring in your works between 11-1pm to 45 Jackson street Wynyard.
If you have previously paid your fee online you should bring in a screenshot or proof of your payment.
Other times for drop off should be arranged by special appointment.
You may download the image below and bring it in with you when you are entering your artworks on the day or some paper copies will be available for your to fill out on arrival.
From there we will select and hang as many entries as we are able.
We hope that this helps with the confusion and we look forward to seeing your entry for the inaugural Undercurrent emerging artist prize.
We had an excellent turn out for the opening of Birds of the NW of Tasmania exhibition. Held on a Sunday afternoon and proved to be a very popular exhibition subject among the locals.
The exhibition was organised by Mary Kille and featured four talented local photographers: Denis Hulme, Fay Hulme, Michael Hyland, Norbert Quandt.
We had a splendid attendance, all sorts of people, many who hadn’t been in Artscape before, and many who will eventually taking photographs home. It was good to be able to introduce the four shy photographers to a new public, and to many of our wonderful birds.
***Photos courtesy of Mal Kearney
On the opening night of Di Lewtas exhibition we had a cracker of a turn out. The building was full to capacity and the atmosphere was warmingly positive.
This was truly testament to the power of Di's community coming around her and supporting her and her beautiful art works.
Di drew the raffle for one of her painting on the night and raised over $1000 for SIDS. Such generosity for a cause that is close to her heart.
Thanks Di fro being brave and letting us help you with your first solo show, you should be very proud.
For anyone else that would like to display their art work at ArtsCape - we would be very happy to help you get it off the ground. Please contact us at email@example.com
Photos courtesy of Michelle Walker
Please join us for this fantastic exhibition by local artist Di Lewtas.
Join us on the opening night Friday 3rd of August at 6.30 pm for finger foods and refreshments.
A raffle with donation going towards Sids and Kids will also be drawn.
You are also welcome to pop in on our opening times for the following two weeks to view the works.
We can't wait to see you there.