School aged children from all over the region are once again invited to enter the Finite Gallery Junior Art Prize. The competition is divided into 6 sections, by school year, and there are prizes of art materials and workshop vouchers up for grabs!
Now in its 4th year, this year’s exhibition of works is even longer so you will have more opportunity to view the work of our talented young artists. Mark it in your diary and we will see you there!
Please join us for ‘In 2 Places’, an exhibition of paintings by Leslie Duffin held concurrently over two locations: Finite Gallery and The Creator Incubator Gallery.
As the Owner and Director of Finite Gallery, Leslie can be found in the gallery each weekend and through the week teaching the children’s after school art classes. On the days she is not at the gallery, she is working artist in her studio at The Creator Incubator. These two aspects of her life are being reflected by holding exhibitions concurrently at the two locations.
The subjects for the exhibitions are plants from her garden which have come to her as gifts and cuttings. The plants have lived on far longer than the occasion for giving and in some cases, hold memories of friends and family that have passed. There is a link between present and past – between two people – a sharing which transcends time and place. A simple gift can translate to something much more.
Opening events will be held at the two locations:-
The Creator Incubator Gallery: 6 – 8pm, Friday 16th August
Finite Gallery: 2 – 4pm, Saturday 17th August.
Please join Leslie for these two events – everyone is welcome!
New Year – New work group? Old group wanting new ideas? Let us offer a creative solution!
If you are looking for a fun way to get the group working together, why not organise a Working Art experience and get those creative juices flowing?
We can bring the material to you at work or you can bring your group to Finite Gallery. Either way you can enjoy a fun session to create an artwork, or complete creative challenges designed to stimulate the creative ‘Right Side’ of the brain.
Give Leslie a call to discuss your requirements and find out more about the programme.
Create something great.
Claim your $100 Creative Kids voucher today.
As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills.
Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great. For more information regarding the Creative Kids program, or to learn more about the more than 40 government savings and rebates to help with your cost of living, visit service.nsw.gov.au.
- Have you always wanted to try your hand at painting?
- Perhaps you have been teaching yourself to paint, but are not sure what to do next?
- Maybe you would just like to join a group to paint and meet other like-minded people?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this might be the class for you!
Each week, Leslie will offer advice and gentle encouragement to help you realise your creative goals. Bring your paints, brushes and surface to paint on.
The kettle will be on for a cuppa and a biscuit!
Cost: $175 for 4 weeks
$50/week casual. (Please let me know you are coming so I can have a work station ready for you.)
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
During the weekly art classes the children are introduced to a variety of media and techniques including painting, drawing, print making, sculpture and clay. By providing them with knowledge of materials and techniques, they are more able to make choices in ways to express their own creative ideas.
The language of art is also introduced through looking at work in the gallery and in the gallery library. By talking about styles, techniques and subject matter, the children are better able to convey their thoughts and feelings about their own work and the work of others.
Tuesdays: 4 – 5.30pm
Wednesdays: 4 – 5.30pm
Classes are limited to 10 students.
Cost: $180 / 10 week term. All materials are supplied.
Did you Know that Finite Gallery also holds Arty Parties for all ages?
Not Arty? No worries! You will be given gentle tuition by an experienced artist so that everyone goes home with a result.
We provide all the art materials – you bring along your chosen food and beverages and a sense of adventure.
A great way to celebrate a Hen’s Night, Birthday, Retirement, or just fun get-together with friends or work colleagues.
Call Leslie to discuss your requirements.
Did you know that Finite Gallery also hosts Arty Parties?
PARTIES CAN BE TAILORED TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS!
Choose the activity for your party from an extensive list or discuss your interests with Leslie to tailor a party just for you.
All Arty Party activities are planned for 90 minutes duration unless otherwise arranged. Total party time 2 hours.
Maximum of 10 participants. Minimum age 6 years. No maximum age! Great for birthdays, corporate events, hens nights and more.
Talk to Leslie to discuss your next party.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Have you ever wondered how to:
- Move forward with your paintings?
- How to develop new imagery?
- Create interest through your colour palette?
- Or simply how to paint?
Then come along to Finite Gallery each Tuesday, 10:00am till 1:00pm, and be guided by the experienced and knowledgeable John Morris.
With over twenty years teaching experience at Newcastle Art School, John can help you find new directions, inspiration and techniques.
The cost is $400 for 8 weeks, and some materials will be required. (A list of materials will be provided on booking.)
Casual attendance is also available. Bring along your “challenge” and get some expert advice. Booking is essential to ensure available place. Cost: $60 per lesson