Just spent the morning helping to hand the Port Community
Arts Centre's SALA Festival (South Australian Living Artists) Exhibition entitled SALA'd Days and it is looking great. Our Chairman and Secretary are still at it adding the finishing touches and the independent guest judges will arrive tomorrow to decide on the winners. I've got two lino prints entered instead of the usual watercolours and I'm hoping they will attract some intereset. The opening is this Saturday, 18th August and Peter Jamieson, Councillor for the Outer Harbour Ward of Port Adelaide Enfield Council will be opening it at 2.00pm. There are well over 100 entries that I know of including paintings, 3D works and some installations. Looks like it is going to be a great success, so hopefully the horrid chilly weather won't keep visitors away. For those who missed my earlier post, the location is:
The Black Diamond Gallery,
66 Commercial Road,
It is situated right next to the Tourist Information Centre and the exhibition closes on September 2nd. Gallery hours each day are 11.00 to 4.00. Look forward to seeing you there and if you are looking for something to hang on your wall, dare I mention that there's a couple of nice prints for sale, hem hem. Cheers.
Just met a terrific South Australian fantasy artist, Emerson Ward. He's a new board member of Port Community Arts Centre and his work is great (I'm so jealous of his abilities!) If you like fantasy, dragons, gothic, mechanical or design, Emerson's art will appeal to you. I've already shown the dragon images website page to my partner , who collects dragons and he's drooling over the images. I guess I'm going to have to save my pennies and see if I can buy him a dragon for Xmas. Anyway, Emerson Ward, remember the name and check him out when you have a minute, and don't forget to "like" him on facebook too if you're impressed. Cheers.
I am a member of the Port Community Arts Centre (PCAC) and I have just learned there are two last minute vacancies in the workshop being run at Port Community Arts Centre. It is a Watercolour Portrait Workshop for members of PCAC and it is being held on Sunday 19th Aug..10am - 3pm.
As Membership to PCAC is only $15 a year so it would be worth joining if you wanted to attend the workshop. If you live in Adelaide, South Australia it is a great opportunity to learn portrait painting from Gerhard, who is a real expert.
Anyway, to any members out there, or potential new members, the cost of the workshop is only $50. If you are interested, then please ring Vikki Waller on 82422769 after 5pm or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are more members workshops coming up later in the year too. Cheers
I am very pleased to announce that talented South Australian Artist, Ursula Wright has joined our group of artists exhibiting their work on Heatherian's Glimpses website. Ursula skilled in a variety of mediums and has just forwarded us a few images of her art, with more to follow soon. Ursula sells her work in exhibitions but also accepts commissions, so if you'd like a portrait painted, just contact her care of Heatherian's Glimpses
and leave us your contact details and Ursula will contact you back
Just a reminder that the Port Community Arts Centre's SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival exhibition SALA'd Days will be opening on 18th August at 2.00pm.
Black Diamond Gallery,
66 Commercial Road,
The exhibition will run until 2nd September and will open between 11.00 and 4.00 every day.
I have wanted to set up another website for a long time, especially one where I could showcase the artwork of some of my family and friends, especially those like my brother Chris, who are are not even connected to the internet yet, which is one reason I decided to do Web Communications 101.
At last, after a solid week of sitting at this computer getting bum rot, eye strain, stiff necks and going nuts and eating way through too much corn chips and Nutella (as we were out of chocolate - there goes the diet again!), I have finally completed setting up this blog and the Heatherian Glimpses website.
I hope some more of the amateur artists I know who do not have their own sites will choose to place their work onto "Heatherian's Glimpses." As soon as I receive images and a profile from them Rosemary and Natsky will be fully up and running, and possibly Dianna as well.
I have also linked the website and the blog, in whatever fashion my limited knowledge would allow, to Delicious, Twitter, Flickr, and Pictify,
not to mention every other one of my existing sites that I could think of, most of which are listed in this blog's sidebar. I've even figured out how to put in here and there, the odd button and widget or two (yes, I now know what a widget is - yaaayyyy!)
My only regret is that the website formatting only supported one facebook "Like" formitting option, which no matter what I tried refused to work correctly even though I religiously followed every step in the website and facebook help menus. In the end after wasting way, way to much time on it, I had a total hissy fit over the whole thing and "unliked" the lot by deleting the malfunctioning "Like" buttons from every page (mutter, mutter, snarl, snarl). I cannot believe how long it has taken me to do it all - way longer than it probably took some young person who still has a mostly complete set of fully functioning brain cells.
This blog and website and the above mentioned 4 connecting sites, were created as a necessary part of my Web Communications 101 unit at uni, and as Facebook was not one of my chosen nodes, I will leave that little battle until another day. I have learnt a heck of a lot in a short time and although I have placed links to my old existing sites, I still have to go to the older sites and link them back to the newer ones - but that a task for a later date when I have chocolate on hand.
Whilst creating this site the house has deteriorated into something resembling a rubbish tip on a bad day and it is not over yet. I still have 2 weeks of work to catch up on and have been frantically attempting to create pages for my Printmaking unit as well. The ol' blood pressure is through the roof as a result, the cats are neglected and numerous drying art prints litter the lounge.
Anyway, I hope you like the site and will share it with all your friends. Cheers for now.
Alan Louis Ramachandran, who is a member of Port Community Arts Centre and a fantastic watercolour artist, was selected a finalist in this year's prestigious natural history Waterhouse exhibition at the South Australian Museum.
Alan, who is great fun to do a workshop with, is an amazing artist who is picking up awards lately all around South Australia. I am getting very used to seeing prize tags (and sold stickers) on his work whenever I visit art shows.
If anyone is interested Alan runs regular watercolour classes at Port Community Arts Centre. If you want to see Alan's work check out his webpage - I think you will enjoy it. Congrats to Alan - well done.
This is the Workshop Schedule at Port Community Arts Centre if you are interested in watercolour lessons.
Just wanted to tell you that I have set up an account for our group on Flickr too. With their permission I have put some of my brothers' art and photography on their for them (as one of them still isn't connected to the internet (amazing eh!). If anyone is in Flickr and wants to put their work into the group I have set up, it is called Heatherian's Glimpses on Flickr. Work from Australian artists only though please. Students work welcome. I am not really familiar with Flickr yet, so if anyone checks it out and has any suggestions for me as to how I can improve it in any way, just let me know. The same applies for this new website too, which is still under construction. That's all for today - back to the grind. Cheers.
Welcome to my second post. I just thought, as I have used part of it as the logo picture for my website, that I would place this image in full onto the blog and tell everyone a little bit about it. It's title is "As Time Goes by in the Aroona Valley" and it was one of my first watercolour paintings (it is for sale if any one is interested). The Aroona Valley is a beautiful valley in the Flinders Ranges in the South Australian outback. At certain times of the year after it rains, it is full of wildflowers, usually purple, red and yellow. The ranges themselves vary in colour from purple in the distance but quite red rock up close. This painting was done from a photograph I took through and old and collapsing window in a ruined settler's cottage nestled inside the valley near a natural spring. It was made of the white ant resistant native pine, had no roof, but was still standing after over 150 years. The other image here is one of the flinders - it shows the wild hops flowers (red) in bloom. Anyway, hope you liked the Aroona Valley. Cheers.
Hi everyone, welcome to my newest blog.
This site has been created as part of my university Web Communications assignment, with the intention to make it a permanent site for the promotion of amateur art, my own and that of various other family members plus a few friends as well, and in due course any other amateur artist who wishes to place their work on the site.
Sorry this first post is a little brief, but I think for now I will pack it in as it is getting late and my brain is full.
Just before I go though, let me tell you about a SALA exhibition that is running at the Port Community Arts Centre this week. It is the Annual Port Community Arts Centre Youth Art Festival and the work of high school students from 7 schools is currently on show, with many items for sale. There is a lot of up and coming talent amongst those who chose to exhibit their work. If you live in Adelaide, South Australia and would like to check it out, the address is
The Black Diamond Gallery
66 Commercial Road
The Gallery is open 7 days a week from 11.00am to 4.00pm.
If you'd like to support young artists in South Australia, check it out before it closes. It is open until the 12th August, 2012. Cheers.
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