Quirky Show at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park

October 8, 2014

On Saturday, October 11 from 10am-5pm Ceramic Break Sculpture Park will be presenting their last art opening for the year. The Sculpture Park is also honoured to be hosting the closing festivities of the ‘Quirky Creative & Wellness Festival’ which has been running workshops for the past week at many venues across the Gwydir Shire.

Quirky Festival is a local event so the artists that will be exhibiting are from the Gwydir Shire and surrounds, giving the day a truly local flavour. Some of these artists have shown at the Sculpture Park previously over the years including Warialda artist in residence Melissa Simmonds whose colourful, contemporary and rurally inspired oils have proven to be extremely popular locally and beyond.

Regulars Margie Makim, Caroline Zatschler and members of the Warialda Art Group will all be showing new works along with newcomers, Kelly Jones and Alexander Dudley whose amazing wildlife photos are pure delight!

Other first time exhibitors are Cathy Heery who will be showcasing her gem and wire art and elaborate mosaicking pieces. Equally talented sister, Sue will be showing her amazing Encaustic wax art and her own exclusive gemstone jewellery collection.

Mark Smith from Bingara will have some of his traditional watercolours on show.

Of course Kerry Cannon’s latest bronzes ’The Polar Bear’ series will be on display as well.

The day will also include artisan markets and wellness stalls. Some of the stalls on the day include Yvonne Ledingham with her handmade paper and altered books, Sally Olive and her unique handmade cards, and Jodee Monkton with a Bowen Therapy stand.

There will be live music by Armidale musician Fabio Toli, and kids’ entertainment including jumping castle, face painting, balloon twisting and circus demonstrations.

Ex- local resident and artist Sophie Mill will also present a talk on her artistic career, as well as her own personal struggle with Bipolar. Sophie is a very vocal advocate for mental health issues and hopes to take away the stigmas attached to mental illness.

Copies of Sophie’s book ‘The Woman in the Distance’ will be available for purchase on the day.

Doors open at 10am and entry is by gold coin donation. There will be food and refreshments available. For those who remember to bring their own cutlery or utensils to recycle, the excellent Green Prize Raffle is on again; just fill in your name and you may win one of the beautiful green plants to take home.

The exhibition runs through November. For more information call Ceramic Break Sculpture Park on 02 6729 4147

Ceramic Breatk Sculpture Park final event for 2014