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ARTS ON OUR ISLANDS

MIASC SIP N SOUP SUCCESS! The Macleay Island Art Complex Inc annual Sip and Soup was a resounding success with 96 people joining in the fun, held at the Progress Hall on Macleay. The soups were delicious and music by Tim Caterer kept everyone singing and dancing. A big thank you to Susie Carrick and all the volunteers who made this a wonderful success. TEMP GALLORY OPEN! The MIAC temporary Office and Gallery are open 7 days 10am to 3pm, located in the Macleay Island Shopping Village, next to the island Post Office. At the person time, the Members Winter Exhibition is still running with artwork, jewellery and pottery on display. Our internet is finally connected so we are able to take memberships with the special price of $30 whilst we are building our new gallery complex at the old site. The old gallery is being completely demolished. • PLEIN AIR MIAC will be starting Plein Air painting and would like artists to contact the office if they are interested in joining us on a Sunday morning for 2 5hrs in locations around the island. • BUS TRIP Our Bus trip to Picasso Ceramics the Swell Exhibition and Hota to view 100yrs of the Archibalds on Tuesday 12th September. Booking link is trybooking.com/CKQDQ • MINI MONOCHROME The Mini Monochrome opening is Saturday 15th October. Entry forms canvases and clay are available at the office.

• Siip n Soup night fun!

ART MY WORD Art My Word is back and 2023 will be a fantastic year with positive changes and improvements and we can’t wait to see artist and writers showing off their best creations. Art My Word started off as, and still is, a fundraiser for Macleay Island Community Library. It has also evolved into a celebration of Art, Literature and Community. We thank you, for welcoming and embracing Art My Word in your hearts and creative spaces. The Art My Word art challenge encourages visual artists to push their boundaries. Every entrant upon registration will receive a random book, to base their new 2D or 3D art piece on. Free interpretation and free choice of medium. Endless options and possibilities in other words! A new component this year is Art My Photo. We have had many wonderful photographic entries from our local community. These photos will be part of the story tellers kit and used as a source of inspiration for the writers. If you are a writer, you can register for the Art My Story part of the event, and you will receive a random photo to start off your written piece. Free choice of writing style. We believe Art My Word 2023 will be our biggest year yet and are super excited to see art and writing celebrated in our community. To register for Art My Word and Art My Story, visit the Macleay Island Community Library: Mon, Tue, Thu 9-4 & Fri, Sat 9-12. For questions, email us on artmyword@gmail.com • RUSSELL ISLAND COMMUNITY ARTS (RICArts) – A community-based organisation offering Art, Pottery, Ukulele, Mosaic and Craft sessions from Monday to Friday with gallery open on weekends too. All welcome! Come along and see what we have to offer you. While you are there, grab and coffee from Rosie’s, Island Beans Coffee Cart or you might be lucky and snag a bite from Sam’s, The Lucky Rabbit food van. Find us at The Farm, Art House & Gallery, entry via Robert St, Russell Island. A short walk from the jetty. More info: Ph: 0418 445 942. Email - ricartsfarm@gmail.com website: www.russellislandarts.com/ • RICArts proudly presents the Canaipa Connections Exhibition commencing Friday 1 September and with a special closing celebration from 11am Saturday 23 September. Canaipa Connections is a group of local island artists who attend an annual retreat on Minjerribah and whose work will be displayed in this exciting annual exhibition held at The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery, Russell Island. This exhibition is a delight every year and well worth a look. • RICArts proudly presents Maxine Thompson Pencil Drawing 2-day workshop supported by Redland City Council’s Community Grants Program 2022-23 funding. Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 September. Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited and filling fast. Waiting list is available. Cost is $150 members/$170 non-members with full payment required on booking. All materials included. Book at the gallery or contact Mandy 0460 404 499. Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Maxine Thompson Drawing Workshop as part of the Community Grants Program 2022-23 Project Support to assist the Redlands Coast community. RICArts 4th Annual Art Competition “My Favourite Place’ or ‘Where I Live’. Open to all mainland and island artists and covering all mediums. Entries and payment due Friday 22 September. $25 per entry limited to 2 entries per artist. All mediums welcome. For more details and entry forms call into the gallery or contact barbianwilson@bigpond.com Interested in being a Sponsor for this event? Please contact barbianwilson@bigpond.com to discuss. • The Opening event and presentations will occur 3pm Saturday 30th September with over $1000 in prize money to be awarded. This exhibition will remain open until Tuesday 24th October – so don’t miss it! • SMBI Garden Competition 2023 Awards Event will again be hosted at The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery on Saturday 7 October at 4pm with winners being announced by Damien & Andre`. Entry forms now available from The Farm, Arthouse & Gallery, Russell Island and other SMBI venues and due back by 15th September to organise judging from 22ne September.

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