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BIG TRIVIA for a Little Pool with ROD QUANTOCK

A magnificent afternoon of fun, frivolity and trivia will be happening on Sunday 26th July from 2pm to 5.30pm at Castlemaine Town Hall.  Chewton’s Minister for Arts and Culture will be Quizmaster extraordinaire taking us through a range of tricky questions.  1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded to the winners as well as prizes for spot questions during the breaks.

A Silent Auction will be displayed at the rear of the hall with quality items available such as a Phil Elson jug and bowl, and many functional and decorative pieces.  Make your bids through the afternoon with announcements of successful bids at conclusion of the Quiz.

BYO Nibbles.  Drinks at Bar Prices.

Book a table for 8, or book as a single or couple, through trybooking.com/141159.

If you are unable to book on line, Jacki will help you at the Chewton General
Store between 10am and midday on June 27, or July 11 or 18.Poster_final


OtteryCottageLogoLions LogoThank you to our wonderful
sponsors Ottery Cottage, Chewton, and The Lions Club, Castlemaine,
and to donors to our Silent Auction AutoPro, Bunnings, Phil Elson, Maryanne Murdoch, Marieanne Heard, Janine Clark, Laurie Handcock,
Helen McGeachin, Harley Parker, Travel & Cruise, Tonks Bros,
the Australian National Academy of Music
and locals Chris, Colin, Vaughan and Jenny.



TRIVIA NIGHT_2DON’T MISS OUT on our upcoming    TRIVIA NIGHT on Saturday 22nd November, starting at 6.30pm at the Chewton Senior Citizens Hall.  It should be a great night with lots of fun and plenty of prizes, so grab some friends and organise a table.

Booking is essential because seats are limited.  $10 entry.   BYO Nibbles but drinks are available at Bar prices.

Park behind the hall by turning up Smiths Street and driving up to the rear carpark.

Questions start at 7pm precisely so don’t be late.

Cameo – Sybil Craig

Sybil Craig was born in London but grew up and was educated in Melbourne and attended the Melbourne National Gallery School from 1924 to 1931.  She later attended Design and Printmaking at Melbourne Workingman’s College in 1935.

Craig is a nationally recognised artist who, during WWII was an official war artist commissioned to paint the women and their work at the Maribyrnong Munitions Works.  Seventy-nine works are held in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Craig’s first solo exhibition, at the Athenaeum Gallery in 1932, included subjects ranging from still lifes to portraits. Accomplished in oils, watercolours and pastels, Craig also applied her talent for design to line-drawings for book-plates and emblems. She was a foundation member of the New Melbourne Art Club and, during the 1930s and 1940s, exhibited with the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, the Victorian Artists Society, and the Twenty Melbourne Painters. Between 1936 and 1951 she maintained a Collins  Street studio and completed numerous seascapes reflected the time she spent on the Mornington Peninsula.

Her work was included in a range of group exhibitions in Melbourne during the 1930’s and 1940’s and she had solo exhibitions in 1932, 1948, 1978, and 1982 in various galleries, and in 1984 in the La Trobe Library in Melbourne.  She is represented in many national and regional Art collections.

Cameo – Marieanne Heard

To escape the big city Marieanne bought and renovated a miners cottage in Castlemaine, and with her love of gardening she established a cottage garden.  She is a member of the Anglican Church, Golf Club, View Club-Gardening Club, U3A, Art Gallery, and the National Trust.  Marieanne established a picture framing business and met and worked with many local artists.  She has also taught at Continuing Education and at Tarrengower and Loddon Prisons.

The mediums in which Marieanne works are scraffiti, pen and ink, framed collectables and crayons.

Her works have been shown in the Castlemaine State Festival, Strathfieldsaye Annual Exhibition, and in Sutton Grange, Maldon, Kangaroo Flat, Bridgewater, Daylesford, Essendon, Bendigo and a number of local galleries.

Marieanne can be contacted by email at  m.heard@clubtelco.com.

Cameo – Jan Palethorpe

Jan Palethorpe was born in Melbourne and studied sculpture and printmaking at CIT from 1986-88 and the Victorian College of the Arts from 1983-84.  Since 1978 she has exhibited in solo exhibitions at various venues including Powell Street Graphics, Leon Massoni at Tolarno Galleries, Art Space Footscray, Qdos Gallery Lorne, Gasworks Theatre, University of Melbourne Baillieu Library, She has participated in many group exhibitions most recently including:

2011  Footprints, Counihan Gallery VIC, Pressing Issues, Castlemaine State Festival, Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania, Five Central Victorian Printmakers, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum

Jan has been awarded first prize in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize (works on paper 2005, and highly commended 2009), and was awarded the drawing prize in the Swan Hill Regional Gallery Print and Drawing Acquisitive 2010.

Living in the North West Kimberley for three years (1995-1998) Jan undertook several artist in residencies receiving an Australia Council Community Development Grant to be in residence at Oombulgurri Aboriginal Community in 1995. She has also co-ordinated projects in remote communities including 30 stories on 30 Murals in 30 Days a project involving all members of the Mulan Community, Western Australia 2006.

She has been the recipient of two Artists in Schools (Arts Victoria & DEET) ‘Worlds within Worlds’ producing a giant tortoise with the children of Wantirna Heights (School for children with Spectrum Disorder) and ‘the Paper Shop’ a 3D project involving paper making, lino printing  and the production of a giant carpet python in the primary school and remote Malley community of Culgoa.

Jan Palethorpe’s  work is held in many public and private collections including the Australian National Gallery Canberra, Australian Print Workshop, Monash Medical Centre Melbourne,  Community Arts Resource Centre Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Hyatt on Collins Melbourne, Flinders University Art Museum SA, Blaxland Gallery Melbourne, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Qld., Brisbane Grammar School, Waikato Museum New Zealand,   Warrnambool Regional Gallery Victoria, Gold Coast City Art Gallery Qld. University of Melbourne Museum of Art, Kensington Gallery SA,  Graphico Uno Print Workshop Milan,   Arts Victoria, Frans Masereel Centrum Belgium, Shire of West Kimberley Derby, NSW Art Gallery, Stonnington City Council, State Library of Victoria, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery &  private collections throughout Australia and U.K.

Jan’s studio is based in Chewton, just out of Castlemaine.

Cameo – Lesley Little

Leslie Little is an artists who has lived and worked in Chewton for many years.  She enjoys the historic but laid back atmosphere of Chewton and the bushlands beyond.

Leslie works in a combination of acrylics and collage creating a range of works – some richly flamboyant and some of subtle colour and whimsy.

Leslie can be contacted at:  les.little@yahoo.com.au

Cameo – Marte Newcombe

Marte Newcombe has taught and lectured internationally in a range of arts techniques since the 1980s, her focus being sculpture, printmaking and digital graphics.  After completing a B.Arts Dip Ed at the University of Tasmania and postgraduate language studies at ANU, Canberra, Marte taught French and German for ten years in Australia and Papua New Guinea.  In 1985 she gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, where she consequently lectured.

Since 1985 she has had more than a dozen individual exhibitions in the USA and Melbourne.  Marte has also participated in well over 90 group exhibitions during almost every year since 1985 throughout the USA and Russia.  From 1999 she was teaching Digital Art at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and began to work in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA Goddard in 1998.

Marte states the following about her work:
“The source of my work comes from old machines and tools. I make sculptures from these parts and then transpose them into various media, including printmaking, drawing and digital art. I am interested in the relationship between organic forms and the machines we create to fill our needs. It is as if we are making extensions of ourselves when we invent machines. Reconstructing these elements, I invent new forms which try to mirror what we have put of ourselves into our tools and machines.

“My work as a printmaker continues the sculptural technique of assemblage. I photograph my sculptures and then digitally alter them before creating computer-generated colour separations and subsequently hand-printing the images as etchings, lithographs and silkscreens.

“Over the past ten years I have added the digital medium to my tools and find many parallels between what I do as a sculptor and printmaker and what I do as a digital artist. In discovering the computer as a tool, I have at my disposal a workshop with unlimited potential. I am able to deconstruct what I have built and reinvent the sculptures in many different ways. I am able to integrate numerous individual sculptures and re-use their parts, which exist in multiples only electronically.”

More of Marte’s work can be seen on the website: burntchicken.com/marte.