Created by SW TAFE Visual Arts – Textiles, Cert 3 and Diploma Students and Members of Colac Makers’ Space lead by Sue Ferrari from a design by Sue Tate
The Makers' Space, Moveable Feast, being a metaphor for woman's creativity, will fast become an icon for all artisans in the shire. She displays her well-worn exterior to the world while protecting and nurturing the creativity taking place within.
She is currently on display at the Makers Space but will hopefully have a showing at Brush UP in Barwon Downs on 11 July.
The Moveable Feast is a 3m x 3m marquee and can be installed inside or outdoors in fine, calm weather. She may be hired for events and workshops for a small fee to members.
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Don’t keep your talents hidden at home
Come to Colac Makers’ Space Craft Group. We meet on Fridays at the Colac Makers’ Space, 1-3.30pm. All welcome
Enquires: Phone 0418315795,
As the latest outbreak of COVID has closed the Makers Space until further notice you may like to join our collaboration with the SW TAFE Visual Art students and make a panel for the internal walls of our Moveable Feast. The document below describes what the panels should look like.
We have extended the delivery date for the panels to 1 July 2021 and, fingers crossed, we plan a Moveable Feast Working Bee on the weekend 3 and 4 July 2021 to complete the internal walls and erect our completed feast for the very first time. More details on the working bee will be posted out soon.
In days of constantly being busy take some time out to hand stitch your own project. Enjoy a day with like minded people to create a needle book where you can store embroidery needles and pins.
Use vintage and reclaimed fabrics, lace, ribbon and threads to hand stitch a needle book. Learn basic embroidery stitches to construct and decorate the cover. Use reclaimed buttons to attach the pages and create a decorative spine.
A curated kit of all supplies required for the needle book will be provided for each participant.
Date: Saturday 26th June 2021
Time: 10am to 3:30pm
Location: Colac Makers Space
Cost: $55 members, $80 non-members which includes the kit
Great cleaning bee yesterday at the space and we are now all set for the new year. Thank you to all who were available to contribute. Our Space looks freshened up, and we ordered 2 steel bench worktop tables to go on the north wall near the art sink. These were funded from the SWFoundation grant and will be the paint station for Youth Arts mural and a wet prep area for printing and dyeing etc, in the future.
Our 2021 SWEET Calendars have arrived and each contributing young artist has received their own copy. To see all the art works visit our SWEET GALLERY
A few were left over and are available for purchase at the Colac Makers' Space for $10. All revenue will be used for youth art programmes in 2021.
Proudly supported by the Colac Otway Shire Council
Now COVID restrictions are lifted and the Makers’ Space is open, we can bring self taught printing techniques together in our printing sessions that run on a Thursday afternoon and frequently, also on Monday morning.
All the components of the printing kit will be investigated in what techniques they are used, as we begin the journey technique by technique into the world of printing. We will watch demonstrations of the printing press by our experienced print makers and share our experiences in the different etching methods.
Also, during lockdown, Judith ran Sunday drawing sessions via Zoom. We will learn how to take our drawings to an etching and print our plates on the press under the guidance of one of our experts.
Next year, after some experience and upon a successful completion of our printing press training course we can obtain a license to use the Makers’ Space printing press unsupervised.
All made possible by the hard work of our committee and funding from Victorian Government's Sustaining Creative Workers grant, through Regional Arts Victoria.
Bookings are essential and may be made via BOOKING HERE.
During the 2020 COVID lockdowns Judith's monthly drawing classes moved online and above are a sample of the drawings created during those sessions of Botanicals (Aug 16th); Trees (Sept 13th); Pen and wash (Sept 27th); Super fast sketching (Oct 11th) and Doodles.
It was a great way to catch up and join in a friendly chat at the same time being gently tutored in the fine art of drawing. Our practice in these new skills were transferred into creating printing plates as you will see in our next post.
A unique COVID-19 funding opportunity from Victorian Government’s Sustaining Creative Workers grant through Regional Arts Victoria allowed the Colac Makers’ Space to bring forward our long-term plan to purchase a printing press and printmaking materials.
Consequently, we were very excited, mid-way through the COVID Great Pause, to receive our Printing Kits. These kits allowed us to learn and experiment from home in manual printing processes and some of our experimental prints are displayed above.
We anticipate the easing of COVID restrictions next week and dearly hope there is an opportunity to open the Maker’s Space for you. In anticipation we are finalising our COVID Safe Plans.
Because of the disruption COVID caused to our access of the space we are extending Memberships for 2020 accordingly
A 2020 Annual membership now expires 30 June 2021; a 2020 three-quarter year membership expires
31 March 2021, and a 2020 half yearly expires 31 December 2020.
Apart from free use of the Colac Makers Space, member only workshops and a free webpage to showcase your art on this site, your membership fees also covers volunteer and property insurance.
A Colac Maker's Space, 2021 subscription of $50 will give you access to all this until 31 May 2021. To begin the application process click the button below.
Colac Makers' Space Inc. aims to engage and encourage the community to participate in the arts through demonstrations, exhibitions, special events and classes and workshops