This is the 4th year Burnie Arts Council Inc will offer a promising arts student from the North West or West Coast of Tasmania a $1000 bursary to support their ongoing studies. The bursary has been established in honour of Helen Jones, a prominent and much loved teacher, arts advocate and confidante who spent many decades in Burnie inspiring young - and not so young - students to fulfill their creative ambitions. Go the the COMMUNITY tab (Helen Jones Arts Bursary) for more information and download the application form.
Join Burnie’s annual celebration of spring with a huge variety of events for all ages. This year’s featured visual artist is Kit Hiller. TasArt celebrates its 40th Birthday. There is an abundance of food and music events, including Sunday sessions live at The Point every weekend. Burnie Arts Council are very excited to host The Place of Art in the Art of Place, a forum which aims to provocatively investigate the role arts and culture play in regional areas (see adjacent Diary entry). Many more headline shows and performances - head to the website, you will definitely fill your calendar.
This event, part of Burnie Shines 2018, is a discussion and a 'provocation'. It will mark Burnie Arts Council's 70th Birthday! Hear an expert panel explore the arts in our region and their contribution to our economic, cultural and social life. Speakers:
Saul Eslake – independent economist and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Tasmania.
Professor Kate Darian-Smith - Executive Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania
Lindy Hume – Artistic Director,Ten Days on the Island and author “Restless Giant: changing cultural value in regional Australia”
Vic McEwan – contemporary artist and Artistic Director, The Cad Factory.
Audience interaction and questions welcomed!
Burnie Arts & Function Centre @ 4:00 to 7:00pm
Book @ http://www.burniearts.net/Home
Mon 22 Oct
Burnie Arts Council Inc will be hosting an Ikebana Workshop with tutor Susie Solomon, from Sydney, on the 17th November at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Susie specialises in the Sogetsu style of Ikebana. Sogetsu promotes the idea that Ikebana is not difficult and can be practised by anyone, encouraging individual creativity and imagination. Enrol via the IKEBANA WORKSHOP tab (download Registration Form). Places are limited! Cost $58. Date: 17th November. Time: 2pm - 5pm. Contact - Lyndal Thorne 0438 313 045 or email email@example.com
The paper on skin Gala Parade and Award evening was a stunning display of colour, creativity and masterful use of Burnie's signature element, paper. Awards are as follows: $5000 Betta Milk Major Award: Svenja 'Lichen Morphology'. $1500 Friends of the Regional Gallery Runner Up Award: Polly Crowden 'Adira of Aberlone'. $500 Cocoon Design Public Vote Award, Cynthia Hawkins, 'Empress at Forbidden City'. Image: Grant Wells Photo. Svenja - 'Lichen Morphology'
Wednesday August 23rd 4pm at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Call Pam Thorne on 0429 029 671 or Lynne Price on 0409 361 940 to RSVP. Non members welcome.
Burnie Arts Council Inc are happy to share upcoming arts events on this page. If you have an image or web-link they can also be included in the post. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lyndal Thorne on 0438 313 045. Selected items can also be shared on our Facebook page, with the contributors permission.