Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Come to the Cabaret!

6.30 pm TO 12.30 am
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This is a free community event sponsored by the Shire of Ravensthorpe to celebrate the refurbishment of the Ravensthorpe Town Hall
Bar Facilities, Italian Themed Meal available 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Bus from Hopetoun
Meal  & Bus Bookings Essential
Ph Hopetoun CRC 98383962 Ravensthorpe CRC 98381340  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Found Art Project

Sculpted animals are popping up all over the place as students from RDHS participate in a 'found art' project coordinated by Mel Daw of the Ravy Arts Council. Stories from the sculptures' travels are being shared by the people who discover them in obscure places and are inspired or touched by their encounter with the whimsical wire creatures. To read some of these stories click on the found art tab at the top of the page - or from the blog list to your right. In the meantime keep your eyes peeled, you never know where the next one is hiding!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Drawing figures and making a mark at fri night art!

Braving the cold and drizzle, a stalwart few made it to this weeks Friday art gathering and put pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel and bleach, (yes bleach) to paper!
Taking it in turns to hold 30 sec to 2 min poses the aim was to play with the materials and draw expressive and gestural lines.
Part two continues next Friday, hope to see you at the Dunnart gallery, Ravensthorpe 7pm

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Find us on Facebook!

Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council can now be found on Facebook!
see www.facebook.com/raveaboutarts to find us, like us and stay uptodate with all the news and upcoming arts and cultural events in our region

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Successful Funding Application!!

Exciting news: we have been successful in our grant application to CANWA's Sharing Stories fund (Community Arts Network WA) for the upcoming exciting project with Carina Hoang, the author of 'Boat People'. This was a very competitive and over subscribed pool and is a partnership funding program between CANWA and Healthway.

You can read more about CANWA through a link to their website (see right) or by looking through their recent publication, which is on the coffee table at the Ravensthorpe Community Resource Centre's lounge area!

Read more about this project

Farm Gate Art Workshops

Come and learn how to weld scrap metals and old farm implements together to make a sculpture for your front gate  alongside Artists Jodie Ditchburn & Tania Spencer.
 Learn techniques and skills that teach you:
  • how to identify and prepare metals to weld,
  • basic stick welding & grinding welds clean,
  • plasma cutting
  • spot welding
  • working with wire
  • designing in metal

Workshop No 1: Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July 2012,
Workshop No 2: Saturday 28th July & Sunday 29th July 2012
TIME:  9am till 3pm each day
COST: $50 for the 2 DAY workshop
Sculptures will be placed around the shire for locals and visitors to enjoy in a “Self Drive Art Trail”.
We are also interested in hearing from farmers who are willing to part with their junk and areas on farms or gateways/entrances for sculptures to be installed. 
Enquiries please contact: Keren Stokes 0488 340555 or email:tim-stokes@bigpond.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Art group now on EVERY friday!

Arts council represented in Perth

Delegates from arts organisations in regional WA
Image Credit: Kelly Jennings, Marketing & Public Relations Manager CAWA

On the 17th and 18th May, three representatives of Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council had the opportunity to attend a two day professional development workshop hosted and coordinated by Country Arts WA. 
Fay O’Brien, Melissa Daw and Amber Perryman enjoyed the diverse program of speakers offering practical and fresh information and are looking forward to implementing some of their ideas over the coming year.
Presenters from DADAA WA, Artsupport, Country Arts WA, Community Arts Network, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Department of Culture and the Arts and Artrage (coordinators of FringeWorld) shared insights from their organisations and covered topics such as social media, communications, community and cultural development, grant seeking from government and philanthropic sectors and the ‘2020nine manifesto for regional arts in WA’ – a public document that has recently been distributed to local shires and politicians which was created in a consultative process at the 2011 state regional arts conference in Geraldton.
Attendees also heard from an award winning youth filmmaker and learnt some hands on photography skills. 
Aside from the programmed schedule there were plenty of opportunities to network with representatives from the other key organisations attending, all of whom currently receive annual funding from Country Arts WA. Current and past projects in Albany, the Kimberley and Esperance were shared giving all attendees a better understanding of arts in regional WA. Many ideas and opportunities for future collaborative projects were formulated at breakfast and sewn up by ‘wine time’!
Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council received additional funding from Country Arts WA to cover transport and accommodation.