Studio Sorrento Players are after a Pianist for their latest theatre production, a pantomime titled ‘The Wanderer’  Performance dates are 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th April 2012 in Sorrento.  For further information contact Ngaire Johansen on 0419-574-971


 Artist-Run-Gallery Studio @ Flinders promoting quality Australian made Ceramics, Glass, Textiles, Jewellery, Paintings, Prints & Wood Ware at 65 Cook Street Flinders have listed their 2012 exhibitions program and below are the relevant details.  For further information contact the gallery directly on 5989 0077 or email art@studioflinders.com or check out their website www.studioflinders.com

AUTUMN  Melbourne Annual Easter Teapot Exhibition  31st March – 22nd April  2012  Entry fee $20 (Two $500 acquisition awards, functional & non functional.  Plus awards from Clayworks, GE & GE Kilns and Walkers Ceramics)  Delivery of work 24th March         Pick up work 23rd April

WINTER    “Winter Warmers ІІІ” All things that will keep you happy this winter  9th June – 1st July  2012   (Opens Queen’s Birthday Weekend)   Entry fee $15  Delivery of work 3rd June Pick up work 2nd July

SPRING    “Nature’s Perfection”  Inspiring creativity with its amazing diversitywhat the eye can see & the heart can feel   15th Sept. – 7th October  2012    Entry fee $15  Delivery of work 9th Sept.   Pick up work 8th Oct.




 This young lad learnt how to attach a crochet flower to the yarn covered pole in Wells Street Frankston a few weeks ago.

Jade and her band of dissenting knitters have recently yarnbombed the entrances to Frankston Council Offices, to check out what’s happening press on the following link.


Jade Saxelby has been running workshops teaching people crochet and knitting and to enlist knitters in her street activities.  She will be coming down to Hastings in the coming months and I believe she has already ‘bombed’ Hastings Library, if you want to know more contact arts@mornpen.vic.gov.au




SHOW DATES: May 18, 19, 20,*(24), 25, 26,27. *Possible extra performance

AUDITIONS: February 7, 9, 12

REHEARSALS: Tuesday & Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Commencing Tuesday 21 st February, 730pm @ St Peters Hall

Audition Bookings: 5975 6671

Dialogue will be emailed to you once you have booked your audition time – please familiarize yourself with this prior to auditioning. 




Ceramics by Garry Bish, Photo by Jason Tavener

Our opening exhibitions for 2012 will feature significant new work by Garry Bish, Jacob Ogden Smith and Kirsten Perry.

 When:  Launch:     Thursday 19 January 2012, 6-8pm             Showing:  20 January – 3 March 2012                             Artists Talks:         Saturday 3 March 2012, 2pm

The Vessel: A Space Oddity. Garry Bish creates a number of clay vessels featuring architectural drawings. When devices employed by painters for the creation of pictorial depth are applied to the wall of a three dimensional ceramic object an ambiguous dimension arises. The Vessel: A Space Oddity explores this strange space through a series of architectural images with enhanced perspectives.
Opening Speaker: Dr. Sophia Errey, Lecturer, School of Art, RMIT University.

GALLERY TWO                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pottery Practice Project. Jacob Ogden Smith’s archetypal pottery forms sit alongside a series of videos and found images that depict actions associated with pottery production. Smith is a Perth-based artist whose practice explores the representation of pottery within contemporary mediums such as film, television and the Internet. This body of work interrogates the ways that television co-opts and produces understandings of quality and popular entertainment.
Opening Speaker: Nella Themelios, Coordinating Curator, Craft Victoria.

 GALLERY THREE                                                                                                                                                                                               Home Time. Working across a variety of media including wood and ceramics, Kirsten Perry’s new body of work will explore the emotional qualities of architectural space. Kirsten Perry is a Melbourne-based artist whose practice engages with the concept of anthropomorphism. Perry’s exhibition will feature a series of building forms imbued with human characteristics, subtly interrogating the void between emotional states and the material forms used to represent them.  Opening Speaker: Milly Flemming, Retail Manager – Projects, Craft Victoria.

Where:  Craft Victoria Gallery & Shop                                                                                                                                                               Open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm                                                                                                                                                                     31 Flinders Lane  Melbourne, Phone 03 9650 7775  http://craftvic.org.au