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Trevor Downes and his cohort had a wonderful time representing the HDG-Artists at the recent Queen's Baton Relay event at Sherwood Arboretum! It was reported that an estimated 1,000 visitors attended in an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation of Susie O'Neill's arrival with the Baton. Trevor's selfie frames were again popular and included a "cut-out" Susie, one of which he gave to a young visitor. The young girl promptly took it to Susie who was happy to sign it for her! Here are some of Trevor's photos
Celebrate the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) as part of the
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, as it travels through Brisbane!
The Brisbane City Council are hosting a “pop up” Community Celebration at Sherwood Arboretum,Jolimont Street, Sherwood.
4 to 6pm, Friday 30 March 2018 (Good Friday).
The Baton-Bearer, Susie O’Neill, is due to arrive on site at 5.30pm and the baton will be onsite for 30 minutes .
It’s a great opportunity for the locals to see the baton up close.
The Sherwood community celebration event will be hosted by Don MacLachlan and feature live music by Brass Roots Live, part of Council's Bands in Parks program. There will be lots of other activities as well, AND......
The HDG-ARTISTS will be there too! Come along and be "framed" by the HDGA famous picture frame while you have your photo taken - a great way to record the event!
DECEMBER: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
On 13th December, we held our annual Christmas Party at the Studio. Everyone enjoyed the delicious refreshments, provided by members and the HDGA. The fabulous tree (at left) was created by member, Barbara Ryan. Wendy Allen and Kim Woolley did a wonderful job of decorating the studio, including the welcoming bear (at right). And the night was made all the more merrier by the Trivia Challenge, organised by Wendy Allen, Tim and Kim Woolley. So much fun and hilarity! It's sure to be a repeated event! The winning team is pictured at the bottom/centre of the collage below. We then lined up for our "selfie" photos, using Trevor's famous frames, some examples of which are also included below.
NOVEMBER: SHERWOOD COMMUNITY STREET FESTIVAL
The Half Dozen Group of Artists was represented at the November Sherwood Community Festival. Our stall was run by several members and friends. As well as advertising for the group, the stall contained small items for sale and an enjoyable evening was had by all.
The Annual Exhibition and 2nd annual Art in the Park event were conducted over the weekend of 9th and 10th September. For all the details see Exhibitions/Coming Up and Recent.
JULY 2017: PICNIC AT NEW FARM PARK
JULY 2017: HDGA JOINS IN BVAC 5TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!
On Sunday 16th July, BVAC (Brisbane Visual Arts Community), celebrated it's 5th Birthday by holding a market type event and official opening, in the grounds of their headquarters at Wellers Rd, Tarragindi. The HDGA is just one of 24 groups under the BVAC umbrella and was represented on the day by Trevor Downes, Wendy Allen, Margaret Collier and Derek Johnston. The marquee was set up in the grounds and various examples of the work produced by the gifted HDGA members were put on display (some were also for sale). The members also set up easels and demonstrated various drawing methods and materials. Members of the public participated in having their portraits drawn by the artists.
JUNE 2017: THANK YOU LUNCH AT MT COOT-THA
On June 28th, convenors, committee members and special helpers met at Mt Coot-tha’s Summit Restaurant and Bar for the annual Thank You lunch.
Wonderful views, a delicious meal and great company made the event a big success!
Tom Mason made the most of the opportunity and completed a lovely painting by the time everyone else arrived!
MAY 2017 : BUS TRIP TO OPEN STUDIOS AT MT TAMBORINE
On May 6th a busload of some 40 members and lots of friends, travelled to Mt Tamborine for a day of browsing and exploring. The group visited many of the studios that were open for the event and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.