Adult crafternoon

Workshops 

Crafternoon for Adults > Clay Coolamons with Woven Base

Coolamons are traditionally used by many Aboriginal tribes around Australia. They are vessels mainly used by women for collecting bush tucker or to hold sleeping babies. Coolamons are featured throughout Baluk Arts > Elements exhibition to represent a holding of memory and connection.

Join two Baluk artists and learn how to create your own clay coolamon to take home. You will paint and decorate your coolamon using local ochres from the Mornington Peninsula and learn how to weave a base for your coolamon to rest on. Each participant will walk away with their own coolamon, knowledge of how to weave and an appreciation of handmade pigment.

WHEN > Saturday 15 June 2019, 12.30PM to 3.30PM
VENUE > Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182
COST > $66 suitable for ages 15+

 

Kids Activities 

Kids crafternoon

Crafternoon for Kids > Clay Coolamons

WHEN > Sunday 16 June 2019, 12.30PM to 2PM
VENUE > Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182
COST > $15 per child
What is a coolamon? A coolamon traditionally is made from wood and is like a big oval bowl. They are traditionally used for holding bush tucker when you go collecting in the bush. They also held babies when mothers would rock them to sleep.

 

Kids are invited to join two Baluk artists to learn how to create their very own clay coolamon and use natural ochres to paint their designs. Kids will also use a variety of Aboriginal symbols to paint and mark into their very own coolamon to take home.

Events | Artist Talks 

Artist Speakeasy > Proposal Writin

Artist Speakeasy

WHEN > Tuesday 18 June 2019, 6PM to 7.30PM
VENUE > Alternating Current Art Space, 248 High St, Windsor VIC 3181
COST > $11, suitable for practicing artists.

Join Linden New Art Director Melinda Martin in this professional development workshop for artists to learn how to write effective exhibition proposals.

Whether you are applying to exhibit in artist run initiatives or public art galleries, this session will explore a range of proposal formats and how to effectively convey your artistic practice and exhibition ideas on paper. Discover what galleries are looking for and how to put your best foot forward.

This event is presented by Linden New Art with Alternating Current Art Space.