Thursday, December 13, 2012

Last events for 2012!

Sunday 16th December: 10 am - 3 pm Scrapbooking Workshop

Places still available.  Contact Chris Boyd on 0427 588390

Thursday 20th December: 4 pm - 8 pm   

Christmas Twilight Bazaar

  • over 20 stalls
  • lots of food and drink
  • entertainment, something different every hour!
  • Opening of Naomi Fenton's photography exhibition:  Small Towns Series
  • meet your friends, find some last minute gift ideas

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December - Small Towns Series Photography Exhibition

Open:  10am - 2pm

Thursday, November 22, 2012

for 1 week only!

2012 Bendigo Bank Material Girl Exhibition

This is a very special TRA Touring exhibition which we are privilaged to host celebrating the annual International Women's Day and the talents of women artists.  The theme this year is "Speak to Me" and the judges have selected a very diverse group of paintings, textiles and ceramics to illustrate this theme.   Don't miss it, some great conversational pieces and you already know some of the artists from talks they have given at ArtsCape!

Opening Reception
Friday 23rd November -  6 - 7.30 pm
everyone welcome

Opening hours:   24th - 30th November (except Sunday)  10 - 2 pm
If any groups would like to visit at another time, or for more information
please contact Janet on 0408 590421

Thursday, November 15, 2012

ArtsCape Events Calendar

  • Sunday 18th November 10 – 4 pm:
Creative Memories, Scrapbooking Workshop with Christine Boyd – contact Christine for more details: 0427 588290.  This will hopefully become a regular monthly event.

  • Friday 23rd November 6 – 7.30 pm:
Opening of TRA Touring Exhibition: Material Girl. The exhibition will then be open from Tues. to Saturday from 10 – 2 pm, or by arrangement
  • Saturday 8th December 9 – 1 pm Made with Love designers & producers Market
  •  Thursday 20th December:
Twilight Christmas Bazaar this will be a wonderful late afternoon/evening celebration event with last minute gift and food ideas for Christmas, entertainment, food and drink and the opening of Naomi Fenton’s first ever Photography Exhibition.

Contacts:  Janet – 0408 590421 or Michelle: 0408 528152

Thursday, November 1, 2012

What a buzz at the Opening!

Just a sample of the wonderful artwork currently on display at ArtsCape from the very talented students of Wynyard High School.   Make sure you visit and leave your comments in the Visitors Book!   Open 10 - 2 pm until 9th November (except Sunday and Monday)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Exhibition Opening Soon!

ArtsCape proudly announces a very special exhibition organised by students with a little help from their teachers and members of ArtsCape:

"Schools Out"
Wynyard High School Art Exhibition

Opening Reception
Monday 29th October at 4 pm - 7 pm
 (Opening Ceremony at 6 pm)
Tea, coffee, food, music, art
Everyone welcome!

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am til 2 pm from 30th October to Thursday 8th November

Enquiries:  School:   6445 4422 or   ArtsCape:  0408 590421

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tulip Festival

Saturday 13th October 2012

Help to build a mural for the Tulip Festival!

Everyone welcome, all ages

Visit the Made with Love designers Market

its all happening at ArtsCape on Saturday morning!

This was the result - doesn't it look great!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Next Event at ArtsCape:

ArtsCape Talk

Saturday 29th September 2012 at 2 pm


"many mosaics"


come and meet Catherine Fernon, a dynamic speaker addicted to colour and design!  

Afternoon tea and personal chat time  - all for $10. !

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vocal Nosh

join us for a fun, social, singing lunchtime workshop

Saturday 18th August 12 - 2.30 pm

no experience necessary, all ages

Cost:  $15. non-members; $13. members, includes lunch

Contact: Janet: 0408 590421

Monday, July 2, 2012

Private Treasures

What our members love- 

An exhibition of favourite pieces of art with a few words to describe why they are special to their "owners", members of ArtsCape.  An intriguing, eclectic mix which will delight, surprise, perhaps even shock!

Opening hours from 28/7 : 10 - 2 pm - Exhibition closes 9th August 2012


Susan McArthur’s Talk

An appreciative group attended on Saturday 30th June and were interested to learn of the influences which have shaped her very successful artistic life.  

Although known locally as the “hat lady” Susan has many other creative talents, including painting, photography and now singing!  Discussion continued over tea and cakes and Marie’s Banana Cake was proclaimed a triumph! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

ArtsCape Talks - Susan McArthur

Was held on Saturday 30th June at Artscape    
45 Jackson Street ., Wynyard at 1.30 pm    

Susan McArthur is a Painter and Milliner who has lived on the North West Coast of Tasmania for the last 20 years. In returning to the family home her works have become an expression of love, desire, fear and loss. Through a palette of vibrant colours the works are emersed in the dynamics of family life.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Happenings

For a warm start to Winter - visit our market!

Made with Love Designers' Market 

Saturday 9th June 9 - 1 pm  

Designer made clothes, baby wear, craft, art,jewellery, home made cakes, preserves and lots more! 

Watch this space for more events in June and July.............

What happened in May:

Exhibition Opening - Eve Howard, Ceramic Artist

Opening 6 pm on Friday 18th May 

Everyone welcome, Come and see the latest TRA touring exhibition of Eve Howard's wonderful ceramic Birds.  

Drinks, soup and a roll available, so call in before going to see the Lighthouse Society's film. 

Exhibition hours from 22nd May Tues - Sat. 10 - 2 pm until 2nd June 2012

Free Entry to exhibition but of course donations are always welcome 

Vocal Nosh 

A novel way to start flexing your vocal cords, socialise, enjoy a light lunch and perhaps make some new friends - all for $15. ($13 for ArtsCape members)  

Saturday 19th May 12 - 2.30pm 
Booking essential, contact Janet on 0408 590421


  •  Stitch 'n' Bitch on Tuesday evenings from 7pm
  • Word Players on 28th June at 7pm
  • And for information on SmartArts contact Bev McNamara & Alex Nicholas -

 All at ArtsCape

Want to know more? Read of our groups from the right hand menu.

Still wanting more? Contact those listed for more information.

Monday, April 30, 2012

May delights at ArtsCape


Come and join us at ArtsCape

Wynyard’s Community Arts Centre at 

45 Jackson Street, Wynyard

Saturday 19th May

12 – 2.30 pm

A fun way to start singing, for those who only sing in the shower, or those who just love to sing!
The workshop will be run by Teresa Beck-Swindale, well known in NW for her many musical talents. She will introduce us to a diverse mix of simple songs, rhythms, improvisations and learning at least one more challenging song in several parts!   

A light lunch is included in the fantastically modest fee of $15 (20% discount for members) To be paid in advance please.

Tickets are selling fast so contact Janet on or 0408 590 421



Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Be an April Fool

Come and join us at ArtsCape for a bit of foolishness 

Sunday 1st April at 2.30 pm
  • Bring a friend or two and enjoy a FREE piece of cake
  • Find out what’s coming in the next months
  • Have your say in what you would like to see or do
  • Bring a joke, some music, a funny hat, pretty tea cup – or anything else that takes your fancy

There might even be a prize!
(Also a chance to renew your membership or encourage others to join)

Spread the Word!

Monday, March 12, 2012

March Update

Hello Everyone - we are hoping you are enjoying 2012 and staying creative.
We have decided to do away with the newsletter and inform you on any ArtsCape news via this website. We hope this can make it easier to read and more accessible to everyone. The following is our update for March:

The AGM was held on 17th February and your committee was returned with the addition of Josephine Lawrence as Treasurer.  Jo is an accomplished artist and comes with a lot of experience of community arts centre’s in Queensland and we welcome her fresh ideas to ArtsCape.  In her President’s report Alwyn listed many of the achievements over 2011, including all the redecoration work, increase in membership, enthusiasm of user groups such as Stitch and Bitch and Word Players, Leadlighting and Life Drawing classes, projects such as Arty Crafty Tulips, the hugely popular Peter Sargison exhibition and the 4 TRA Touring exhibitions.  She thanked the committee and all members for their contributions and believes that in 2012 “we can look forward to continuing growth and even to more change”!   

At the following Committee meeting on 7th March we started putting plans in place for 2012:
  • Sunday 1st April at 2.30pm – Orientation for Volunteers.
    This is open to all members or people wishing to be members and will briefly outline the type of volunteer activities available at ArtsCape.  It will be short and informal and enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee and maybe something sweet! 
  • 18th May at 6 pm TRA Exhibition Opening Night
    Birds & Drawing of Raffle for 3 paintings by local artist Brett Colcorde.  Raffle tickets are available at Markets and the Orientation, or through President Alwyn.
  • Saturday 19th May from 12 – 2.30pm Vocal Nosh
    This is a fun workshop with Teresa Beck-Swindale and Trudy Dudding and is for anyone who enjoys singing or thinks they can’t sing but would love to have a go!  It covers a diverse mix of simple songs, harmonies, rhythms and learning at least one more challenging song in several parts.   The vocal work is divided into 2 parts with a break for a light lunch and an opportunity to socialise, meet new people and share information.  If enough of us want to continue, Teresa can provide assistance in starting a group.  The cost will be $15. (including lunch) with a maximum number of 20 so get in early!    Book with Janet on
  • 30th June Next ArtsCape Talk – speaker TBA
Other plans include a photography exhibition in October, TRA Touring Exhibition in November.

Hope you can find something there that you would love to attend and we look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

It's all about February!!

It's all happening at ArtsCape Wynyard in February!

We are holding our AGM at 6pm on Friday 17th February and this will be followed by the Launch of "WICKHAM - and All its Glory" by King Island artist, Bridget Levy. Please come along and show your support for the Center in attending the AGM while also viewing our first exhibition for the year
by Bridget Levy

Some King Island treats will be served for a donation of $5


On Saturday 18th February, we are holding a session entitled ArtsCape Talks where we feature a local artist telling how they use  Inspiration for their work.

June Hope, Textile artist and feltmaker will be our first guest in what we plan is a series of ArtsCape Talks throughout the year:
Textile artistry using the ancient technique of felt making to create unique contemporary wearable art.
By combining animal fleece with silk and other natural fibres, June makes fabulous felted objects that reflect her love of colour and texture.  June will show results of her art, describe what led her to become an artist and enthuse you to have a go too!

Saturday 18th February at Artscape,
45 Jackson St., Wynyard at 1.30 pm

Afternoon tea and a personal chat time
Gold coin Entry

Friday, January 13, 2012

Michelle has entered and got down to the top 20 in the  Garnier Ambassador competition. It is aimed at suppoting grass roots projects. The project we want to support is (of course)  Wynyards Artscape, our local community arts centre. Now we must get to the final 10 to win. Good odds!

More than ever we are in need to prove ourselfs to the community and local council. We need to gain support to ensure the projects becomes sustaining and long term. We currently have been running for 7 plus years and we are growing and getting better at our arts practices every year. This is a grass roots project, it runs on community power alone with no funding. This is why support from a company such as this will be vital for our future sustainment.

Please click on this link to vote for us and then please share, share, share(!!!) with everybody you know and even those you don't.

We would be forever grateful. This art center is also the home to our Made with Love Market Bazaar (on tomorrow by the way) and has be come a very important home to the arts in our regional community. We would love to for everyone to get on board and throw their weight behind this project...even if its is just by clicking and linking. I feel all our hard work will be worth it then.

Voting is only open for a month guys , so please do not hesitate.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

We Want YOU!!

Happy new year everyone!!

- and with a new year comes new and exciting challenges. This is not the time for you to be whishy-washy with your plans. Now is the time to commit - to make resolutions and achieve some goals in 2012.

At ArtsCape we want you to include us in your artistic plans. We have so many oppourtunities to offer EVERYONE. Regardless of your craft/medium, experience or skills we welcome EVERYONE with open arms!!

Here are some ideas for you to consider:
  1. Become a Member - Open to absolutly EVERYONE. You do not need to be an "artist", you just need to be interested in the arts. Click on the page on the side bar to get more information on joining us - the Home of the Arts in Wynyard.
  2. Showcase your Talents - Have your own exhibition at Artscape. Currently we are setting out our exhibition calender for 2012. Now is the time to commit to showcasing your art and start your arts career in the right direction. Click on the page in the side bar for more information.
  3. Get involved on a personal level - Do you think you have something to offer your community? Well why not get involved in our meetings and even become a committee member. The only way to change your arts community is by actions. We need you and so does your community.  Attend our AGM or nominate yourself for a position on the board this year.
  4.  Attend a group or class - In 2012 we will be seeking more classes to offer our members (we are also seeking teachers). Class options will be made public as we accept them into our programs. There are also many groups you can join if you would like to connect to your interests on a more personal level. Many are represented on the side tab so clicky-click on those for more information. If you cant find a group you are looking for why not start your own?? We can help you!
For further information on any of the above please contact Janet ( ).

At ArtsCape we like to be open and honest. To further prove this we have added some very important documents to the pages on the sidebar. Please feel free to have a browse through these - they are there to fulfill any questions you may have about our behind the scene running's. We love opening our doors to the community and by running an open organisation we feel that we can be most successful and be widely accepted as a the peak institution for arts in the municipality