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2017 - Coming up
ART IN THE PARK AND ANNUAL EXHIBITION
This year there are four wonderful artworks being raffled. Three are original works by HDGA artists and one is a quality, framed print.
Buy some raffle tickets and choose which artwork or artworks you would like to win, by placing your ticket/s in the relevant box!
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.
2016 - Past
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
The HDGA's annual Christmas party was held in the Studio on 24th November 16. A good crowd of members and friends attended and enjoyed a great social evening! The delicious party fare was provided by those in attendance and it was great to see some artwork on display on the walls of the studio gallery. President, Anna Reynolds gave a short speech in which she thanked all those who contributed to the group's achievements throughout 2016. During 2016 some significant improvements were made to the studio, including installation of gallery lighting and interior painting, the anti-graffiti mural and new concrete paths. Here are some photos from the Christmas party:
"ART IN THE PARK" - 22ND OCT - EXHIBITION/MARKET DAY/OPENING OF MURAL
The HDGA's inaugural in-studio exhibition, market day and the opening of the anti-graffiti mural by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, was a great success!
As well as the exhibition of members' work, the mural, market stalls and official ceremony, a steady stream of visitors and members also enjoyed coffee and cake beneath the canopy of the big, old tree while listening to lovely, live entertainment provided by Gemma Johnston. Gemma is a vocalist with a broad range of styles who can be contacted on 0478 8582 388 or email@example.com.
Each "cafe" table contained crayons and was covered in paper so that patrons could doodle creatively, if they wished - and there were some lovely drawings to be seen at the end of the day!
Young visitors were thrilled with free face painting and enjoyed playing with clay & painting mini dinosaurs. The sausage sizzle and soft drinks marquee and the cake stall were very popular spots.
The HDGA was very happy to welcome Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Graham Perrett MP (for Moreton) and Scott Emerson, Shadow Treasurer, and much appreciates their support, both on the day and throughout the year.
The HDGA is also very grateful to member, Kim Woolley, who designed the mural and project managed the implementation onto the walls.