Local Business Awards
Art in Berowra is thrilled to be a finalist in the 2017 Local Business Awards. Thank you so much to everyone who voted.
We have recently installed a Street Library on the stairs leading down to the art rooms. I first heard about Street Libraries a year or so ago and fell in love with the idea.Street Libraries are a beautiful home for books, planted in your front yard that is accessible to the community. It is a way to share books. Books can be borrowed but no-one needs to check them in or out. You can also swap a book, take a book to keep or if you have a book or two that you think others would enjoy, you can just pop it into the Library. Here is a website with more information on Australian Street Libraries https://streetlibrary.org.au/
I am delighted to let you know that I will be having a joint exhibition in October alongside two previous students and fellow artists Kerri Fitzpatrick and Susie Latimore. Please come along to Opening Night or during a weekday. More information in the image below or at this linc http://fota.com.au
The following companies have generously and without hesitation supported us this year. Thank you so much.
Please click on the company names to access websites, many of which include useful and interesting information relating to art materials and activities.
In 2014 Art in Berowra was delighted to meet Francesca Parrino and Jess West http://www.mcgrath.com.au/agent/Francesca-Parrino/1003. Francesca Parrino is a local real estate agent who holds a passionate belief in the importance and necessity of creativity, to an individual and to our local through to global community. As a way of demonstrating her commitment to the arts Ms Parrino approached Art in Berowra wishing to offer a scholarship to a young student to support them on their art journey. A Christmas Card Competition was held and won by Gemma (11years old). Gemma has won a 12 month scholarship to art classes paid by Ms Parrino. Thank you for your wonderful support Francesca and Jess.
It is with great excitement that we move into new art studios from February 2014. We have been renting art rooms from the Berowra Unting Church for nearly five years now and it has been a wonderful relationship but all the while I had day-dreamed of the students and I having a space where we could share a sense of belonging and ownership. A space that could encompass many aspects of creativity including music, a garden space and wall space. The new rooms are ready and wonderful (and air conditioned!).
Recycled Art Exhibition.
Congratulations to one of our students who entered the 2014 Recycled Art Competition organised by Hornsby Council. Savannah, who is 11 years old, come up with the idea of making an artwork from recycled eftpos rolls and spent many hours planning and working on her piece.
Savannah’s work was chosen to be hung in the 2014 Return to Glory Art Exhibition and also won the ‘2014 Highly Commended Youth Art Award'. This is the third year Savannah has entered this competition and each year she has been successfully chosen to exhibit her work and in 2012 Sav won the 'Peoples Choice Award'. We are very proud of you Sav.
The students of Art in Berowra held a wonderful exhibition on Friday 28th November, 2014. This was a significant event with 200 artworks on display by a cross section of local artists. More than 250 people attended the exhibition. Artworks included paintings, drawings, mixed media, installations and clay work. The work was inspiring, thoughtful, fun and creative. Congratulations!