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Monday, 8 February 2016

Drift - the Basketmakers' exhibition on Herring Island

The Basketmakers work
in a range of natural and synthetic fibres
Councillor Ullin, Mayor of the City of Stonnington did the honours and opened the second exhibition in the Summer Arts Festival series. The gallery has been transformed with amazing works in fibre of all descriptions.

Thank you to Andrew Dilley for the fine images taken at the opening.

HISAF representatives, the Mayor of Stonnington and
President of the Basketmakers

Mercedes Wolfenden "Flow"
Cristen Jo Stone
"Dreaming"
Lesley Hall "Embers"

Wrapping up the Sculpture

"Narrative" - the sculpture exhibition closed on 31st January with the announcement of the People's Choice Award. Amazingly it was a draw - with two sculptors each winning 56 votes out of the 458 cast.
Michael Meszaros and Fatih Semiz will be sharing the prize. We drew the voters' prize too and look forward to hearing from the winner who has been notified via email.

Michael Meszaros "Pursued"
Fatih Semiz "Quinarius"
You can see all the images of works from the exhibition on the ASV website.

So long sculptors - see you next year!

Australia Day 2016

The start of a limestone carving
progress on John Bishop's work
Australia Day was fun! The four groups were all represented in the courtyard, the Roulettes flew past, Damian from Friends of Herring Island ran a guided tour... and the weather was great!

We had lots of visitors and look forward to seeing them at all the following exhibitions.
The Contemporary Art Society has all the colours
Basket makers at work
Damian from Friends of Herring Island
ran a tour of the treasures of the Island.

Marcela demonstrating polymer clay
Elnaz, Monica and friends getting their hands into the clay