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from 2013 to 2014 Happy new year

This year is coming to an end .I am looking forward to a new year and new focus .

Depression is abating and finally putting the black dog to bed .

I am so glad to be focused on a new group and looking forward to the future projects .Can't believe it only took a month to set things up.Knowing the lady I approached at the centre we will be working from is so excited for what we will be doing with people in the community ,is very encouraging.

The thought of exhibiting is very daunting for me but I think it is a positive step forward.Here's hoping it goes smoothly.
Happy New Year to all my readers and followers .

Reg mombassa

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waiting on authorisation

Such good news .
We are nearly back together .
A free venue ,New people.
Exhibit in the works and hopefully a fantastic new art project .
Roll on 2014 .



Some of our lovely Catherine Foste'rs work


Colour on paper

Pastel on paper 2011
Pencil on paper 

One of Catherine Foster's works

Approved We are Up and Running

We have been approved by council .
Our group is up and running again ,this time in a different format.A format i have been dreaming of for a long.
We have been motivated an inspired .We will be holding a Creative Gathering at Warilla Neighbourhood Centre.starting on the 22nd January 2014 1pm-3.45pm
Our group will take on all comers this time.The space we have been offered to us is free .This means the only cost will the price of your own materials I want to invite all creative local people ,be they knitters,crafters, scupltors, musicians ,whatever .Come one come all I say and let's get out creative juices flowing .
 Not sure whether or not we will able to have our nude models but our lovely Marg has been brushing up her modelling skills in Wollongong,she is looking forward to joining in with us again .If we can't have her nude we will just have to do clothed .
We have applied as a collaboration to exhibit in April at the Shellharbour Village Exhibition Space. Our show will…

link to hockney

Graphite on paper 2011


Charcoal on Paper

Work on paper . Quick study  . 2011

Rest peacefully Mandela

Rest peacefully today Mandela safe in the knowledge ,you changed the world.

Workin on the blog

So glad to be able to get the links working again. Ironing out a few glitches.

Street art


Multi media on paper



My brother the pearl farmer #rustytully#torrespearls

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Lucien Freud



Wollongong city gallery


shellharbour city council city hub
The proposed city hub project has been the subject of lots of discussion lately
Online forums have been chatting .Getting rather heated at times ,also abusive to people like me that agree with it .
Initially i didn't agree with it .Until i went and got informed at a meeting I attended .
I must say I love the City Hub idea .
I have veiwed the 3d animation of the design and  it is stunning .
In the meeting many subjects were discussed .Parking ,disabled access ,retail space,access by artists to use this as a gallery space.
I was concerned there was no official art gallery attached .I was informed there is a 350 seat auditorium available for public use .I asked them" if they can install gallery lighting and hanging systems"?To which they replied "we can do that" .I also reminded them " not all art hangs of walls" .Also asked " if an outdoor space could made available for sculptures and performance by musicians &quo…

Yoko ono

Fantastic Fundraising effort

Local radio station #i98fm fantastic fundraising effort . Raised in just one day by having a truck and bike convoy down a mountain.To raise money for kids with cancer.
Camp Quality and i98fm have been doing this every year in November.
Rain could not deter people from going out to support this heart wrenching cause.
In a bus they have the sick children with cancer and their parents ,tears flow as this bus passes because we know ,some of these children will not make it.

Tony Pratt Local Guy

Facebook champion . Bringing local and far away warilla people together.

Cath's work


Catherine @sves october2013




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The future

i have loads of ideas for future projects and am excited to be meeting cultural development for council soon.
thinking big and outside the box .
I want to get this community back to art.
i will discuss all this with you when we meet again

"Drawing Out"in Shellharbour Sunday 27/06/2011

Some of our members met at The Ocean Beach for a fun day of sketching and collaboration. Great results responding to our theme"the figure in the landscape".Here are some images taken whilst"en plein air" as well as inspection of the new exhibition centre where we will be holding our first group exhibition.We ordered take away pizzas from Shelley's pizzeria and adjourned to Paula's house to eat and organise work from class to be framed and shown.Success and jubilation all around.Need to capture piccies of works completed on the day,so get them ready for publication participants.

Progression is slow for our new group we will get there

Well let's hope council rings tomorrow,  as I want to get the new group sorted.
Public liability is needed but in the process of being organised .
Women/men are contacting me to join .
Fun ties on the horizon.