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Stonnington Council, Australia Day Council (Victoria) and Parks Victoria

Friday, 27 January 2012

Australia Day 2012


Cressida from the Contemporary Art Society working in the courtyard
We had perfect weather, a beautiful place and representatives from all the exhibiting groups to engage in conversation. There was John Bishop carving, three Basketmakers weaving, Cressida Fox painting and drawing and a lively contingent from Ceramics Victoria encouraging visitors in the delights of clay modelling. Plus a guided tour led by Damian Curtin from Friends of Herring Island.
A Weave of Basket Makers
A chip of a sculptor

A walk in the park






Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Launch

The formalities were conducted with style
by ASV President Gillian Govan and
Cr. John Chandler, Mayor of Stonnington
Image courtesy Robert Lee

A president with people, food and great weather


It was a great day - food and people and drinks in correct abundance..... the speeches were made and the art admired... we are ready for a great festival. We'll add images as they come to hand...
The exhibiting sculptors also managed the hospitality.
In this case Monica Mauer Jan wields the platter.
Image by Robert Lee.

The first work sold
Image by Janice McCarthy
The throng
The throng admiring the art

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Before the 2012 Festival

As we work towards the Festival it's sometimes good to reflect on the other groups who have helped make Herring Island into a bushland retreat. Friends of Herring Island were working there today - Sunday 8th January - and the place is looking great - so welcome to some background clips of sleepy Herring Island.