Some of the stunning work for sale : Kiss My Arts 3

Much more available in the exhibition.     Only one more weekend to go!    Exhibition finishes 31st May at 4pm.

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Kiss My Arts 3

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This great exhibition is open until the end of May.

Don’t miss your chance to acquire an artwork by one of Newcastle’s fine artists and support MS Australia.

March 2015. Some of the new work in the gallery. To view these, and many more new objects of art and craft, visit the gallery 10am – 4pm weekends and Public Holidays.

ARTIST’S CALL OUT – Kiss My Arts 3 : 2nd – 31St May, 2015

Artist’s Callout

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects more than 23,000 Australians. Of those, 3 out of 4 are women. MS is a chronic and often disabling disease that affects the central nervous system and for which a cure is yet to be found.

We are looking for artists to participate in an exhibition to be held at Finite Gallery in support of MS Australia and those affected with Multiple Sclerosis. The exhibition aims to raise community awareness as well as funds needed for those affected by this, so far, incurable disease. In the last two years the exhibition has attracted the support of over 100 artists and achieved nearly $10,000 in sales, which has realised almost $2500 raised for MS Australia.

The Kiss My Arts 3 exhibition will be held between 2nd May and 31st May. The opening event will be at the Finite Gallery on 2nd May. There will also be a closing event at Finite Gallery on 31st May.

This year we are reducing the commission we are asking from artists to 30% of the sale price. Out of this, 20% of the sale price will go directly to MS Australia to help raise vital funds to assist (or enable) everyone affected by MS to live life to their full potential and secure the care and support they may need, until we ultimately find a cure.

We are asking for a $10 entry fee from each artist to be part of the exhibition. The fee will help to cover any running costs associated with the exhibition events and maximize the final amount that goes to MS Australia. 10% of sales will go to the Gallery.

So if you are a Painter, Photographer, Sculptor, Printmaker, Ceramicist or work in any other creative medium we would invite you to submit your work for inclusion in the exhibition. Hanging space may be limited in the gallery and we will accept only 3 pieces from each artist. Please see the gallery contract for more information, and check with the Gallery owner, Leslie Duffin, regarding sculpture and other 3D pieces.

We strongly encourage you to price your work to sell.

More than ever, with your help, it is time to Kiss Goodbye to MS!

For more information please contact:

James Murphy – 0414955942 or jamdig@iprimus.com.au

Clare Weeks – hithereclare@gmail.com

Leslie Duffin – 0419471660 or lkduffin@bigpond.com

January 2015 at Finite Gallery

January has been such a busy month, it is only now that I have found the time to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

The gallery has remained open right over the Christmas/New Year period, and during January workshops have been running for the children as well as the ‘grown-ups’.

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John Morris demonstrated ‘Indirect Oil Painting’ techniques to an eager group over two (hot but engaging) days.

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Lezlie Tilley once again wove her colour magic, as participants created palettes of colour and experimented with optical effects.

And throughout the last three weeks, the children have been creating dioramas, making mugs, painting self portraits, screen printing t-shirts and putting colour everywhere in their abstract paintings.

More workshops for the children coming up in the next school holidays, meanwhile for the adults, new workshops beginning in March.

December in the gallery

There are always new things arriving at FINITE GALLERY and December is no exception.

Here are a few of the stunning new artworks currently on display.

The gallery is open each weekend in December and January. (Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.Christmas

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January 2015 Workshops

January 2015  School Holiday  Art Workshops

Child and Parent Sessions (CAPS).

Children aged 6 and over may attend unaccompanied, but adults are also welcome to participate.

Monday 5th 10am-12pm Your own private beach 1pm-3pm 3-D construction
Tuesday 6th 10am-12pm Make a mug 1pm-3pm Make a mug
Wednesday 7th 10am-3pm      ADULT workshop.    Part 1 – Indirect Oil Painting Technique : John Morris
Thursday 8th 10am-12pm Print  a shirt 1pm-3pm Drawing without pencils
Friday 9th 10am-12pm Colour everywhere 1pm-3pm Here’s looking at you
Monday 12th 10am-12pm Here’s looking at you 1pm-3pm Print a shirt
Tuesday 13th 10am-3pm      ADULT workshop.   Part 1 – Colour : Lezlie Tilley
 Wednesday 14th 10am-3pm      ADULT workshop.   Part 2 – Indirect Oil Painting Technique : John Morris
Thursday 15th 10am-12pm Make a mug 1pm-3pm Make a mug
Friday 16th 10am-12pm Drawing without pencils 1pm-3pm Colour everywhere
Monday 19th 10am-12pm Colour everywhere 1pm-3pm Your own private beach
Tuesday 20th  10am-3pm      ADULT workshop.   Part 2 – Colour : Lezlie Tilley
Wednesday 21st 10am-12pm 3-D Construction 1pm-3pm Here’s looking at you
Thursday 22nd 10am-12pm Drawing without pencils 1pm-3pm Print a shirt
Friday 23rd 10am-12pm Make a mug 1pm-3pm Make a mug

All Tutors are qualified teachers as well as practicing artists

CHILD AND PARENT SESSIONS (Children aged 6 and over may attend unaccompanied, but adults are also welcome to participate.)

All CAPS workshops $20/person (Except clay – $25/person)   All Materials included*

Make a Mug: Learn how to make your own, usable mug (and other things) from clay

Here’s Looking at You: Paint a self-portrait to hang on your wall

Print a Shirt: Screen print your own shirt with your own unique design (* Each participant will need to bring a prewashed, plain coloured T-shirt )

Colour Everywhere: Learn about colour and colour mixing, then let your creativity loose to create an abstract masterpiece Drawing Without Pencils: Using a variety of materials such as charcoal, graphite powder, string, sticks and ink to create your drawing.

Your Own Private Beach : Make a diorama of your holiday at Caves Beach to take home using a mixture of materials

3-D Construction: Using lightweight materials to create a sculptural form. Will you build your house, a robot, or something from your imagination?

ADULT WORKSHOPS       $200 / 2 x 5 hr sessions (Some material required)

Indirect Oil Painting Technique              Tutor: John Morris

Learn how to create depth and atmosphere in your painting by building up layers.

Colour                                                         Tutor: Lezlie Tilley

Learn colour principles and how to give that ’Pop’ to everything from home décor to art.

Classes run dependent on numbers. Max 10/class. Booking is essential.

WHY NOT GIVE A WORKSHOP GIFT VOUCHER TO YOUR CREATIVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY?

OTHER WORKSHOPS ARE ALSO HELD AT THE GALLERY AT VARIOUS TIMES.

CONTACT LESLIE AT THE GALLERY FOR MORE INFORMATION.