Hawkesbury Art Fair – buy, sell and create

Balloon Print
Balloon Print

Experience a feast for the senses at the third Hawkesbury Regional Gallery Art Fair from Friday, 4 November to Sunday, 4 December.

There will be displays of work by the Hawkesbury’s finest artists and designers as well as guest artists from the Blue Mountains and Penrith, in recognition of the historic and strategic links between the three Local Government Areas.

The Art Fair will be opened at 6pm on Friday, 4 November by the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett, who is well-known for supporting culture across the board.

“This Art Fair will showcase the contribution that artists of all kinds are making to our local identity and economy,” Councillor Lyons-Buckett said.

“It’s great to host artists from the Blue Mountains and Penrith as well as part of this special event.

“We can all celebrate the diversity of creative people in this beautiful region by joining in the Art Fair.

“It’s also an opportunity for local artists to sell their work and for residents and visitors to buy original art from the Hawkesbury’s best-known and accomplished artists,” she added.

“With Christmas already on the radar, it is a great chance to make or buy some very special presents.”

Make your experience of the Art Fair even more enjoyable by hearing the curator talk about the various works on show, and the artists and groups represented, at 1pm on Monday, 7 November.

Two art workshops will be held in conjunction with the Art Fair – bookings essential:

 Make your own linocut Christmas cards

Date: Saturday, 19 November
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
Tutors: Shelia Sharp and Ann Chilman, Hawkesbury Printmakers Inc.

 Textured silver jewellery with Jules Read

Date: Saturday, 26 November
Time: 2:30-5:30pm
Cost: $65 (includes all materials)

In the jewellery class, participants will work with sterling silver to create a beautiful pair of textured drop earrings. The earrings are hand forged and hammered to add texture and capture the light, and then shaped and polished by hand. Techniques include using a hallmark stamp, hammer, file, punch, sandpaper and drill.

At the completion of this workshop with Jules Read, participants will have a beautiful pair of handmade earrings to use for themselves or as a personal gift for someone special.

Jules Read is a designer and producer of contemporary and bespoke personalised jewellery which she designs and handcrafts in her Hawkesbury studio, mostly from recycled and reclaimed metals.

Go to Eventbrite.com for bookings or contact the Gallery on 4560 4441.

The Gallery is located in the Deerubbin Centre (1st floor), 300 George Street Windsor, phone 4560 4440.

Gallery hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 4pm
Closed Tuesdays and public holidays
Weekends 10am – 3pm
Visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/gallery for more information.