Artist in Focus
Tali Cohen Flantz
Tali Cohen Flantz is a local visual artist specialising in ceramics. Her work is inspired by some of nature’s simple forms while she delights in exploring different textures within the array of glaze and clay colours.
A few years ago she established her own brand, Keramika ceramics, which showcases her range of handmade ceramic homewares and jewellery that have sold in galleries, and restaurants as well. But this year Tali took a new bold step and leased the old Telstra building in Mullumbimby turning it into The Depot. There, she moved her studio and renovated a large room for ceramic classes and workshops which will begin early 2018.
‘I love the endless possibilities that clay offers as a medium, the connection to the Earth and the fact that it needs all the elements: earth, water, air and fire. It’s a very humble and tactile material to work with and I find it meditative and grounding. In truth, it’s virtually a therapeutic process where you can both “tune in” and be present.’
If you would like to discover Tali’s work you can check out her newly established gallery in her Depot studio as she will open it to the public for a pre-holiday season sale on...
Friday & Saturday: 15 & 16 December, 10am–3pm and Friday & Saturday: 22 & 23 December, 10am–3pm.
For all other enquires and details of her upcoming classes, please get in touch with Tali: [email protected]
0403 663 284
Visit creative artisans gallery and be amazed!
Arriving daily, more:
Handmade, one-of-a-kind dresses, shrugs, tops, wide-leg pants, skirts in natural fibre fabrics, for the gorgeous, voluptuous body
Hand-crocheted cotton yarn tops, skirts, shawls.
Hand-crafted eclectic resin jewellery and Australian hand-cut gemstones
Unique bead-embroidered, bead-woven and porcelain jewellery
Bottle stoppers, magnets, paperweights, pens
PLUS stunning hand-crafted Christmas decorations
Glass slippers – for your champagne glasses
Cushions, lamps, pottery
Shop 1&8 Wigmore Arcade, 145 River Street, Ballina.
Open weekdays: 9.30am–4.00pm, Saturdays: 9.30am–12 noon
Hot spaces for creatives
Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is excited to announce an expansion of Gallery Services to include Ignite Studios.
Located in the heart of the Ballina CBD, adjacent to the NRCG and housed in the historic former Ballina Fire Station, Ignite Studios at NRCG will provide a dynamic shared access space supporting the development and participation of artistic pursuits. This exciting new addition to the NRCG facilities is scheduled to open February 2018 and will include four artist studios, a visiting artist-in-residence (AiR) studio and two access spaces for workshops, creative events, pop-up exhibitions, meetings and special projects.
Applications are being invited for the Artist Studio program. The Artist Studio program provides subsidised studio spaces to creative practitioners across all fields, designed to encourage co-working and an open platform for professional development and opportunity.
Applications close Wednesday 20 December 2017.
Further information and applications are available
via the Gallery website nrcgballina.com.au
BSA Summer Tasters are back
Byron School of Art’s Summer Taster classes will be back in January, offering a sample of the numerous courses available throughout 2018. Check their website for more details. They also have gift certificates available, making the perfect gift for your art-loving friend or family member. BSA extends their thanks to the local community for their support throughout 2017 and are looking forward to 2018.
Visionary Art Painting Retreat
23 February – 3 March 2018
PARADISE ONE RETREAT CENTRE COORABELL
Tutors: Adam Scott Miller and Chris Dyer
Nine DAYS of STUDIO PRACTICE in the ASMethod of painting as well as Chris Dyer’s dynamic spray-painting technique!
Beginners and advanced students welcome.
Accommodation and beautiful organic meals are provided.
The Goosehouse Studio, Mullumbimby
Learn mosaics and leadlighting from a local teacher with more than 30 years’ experience. Explore the ancient art that is mosaics, or delve into the beauty of stained glass – the choice is yours.
Learning at the Goosehouse Studio is different. Your course is offered as a number of sessions, rather than a set of dates, so you have full flexibility over how you learn. You can choose when you wish to start your course, and you can choose which sessions you wish to attend.
To celebrate her first Christmas in her beautiful new studio, Heather is offering a full 20 per cent discount off every course she teaches. Book and pay your deposit before Christmas Day.
Visit www.goosehousedesigns.com.au for details
or call 6684 4741.