The Green Island Art Group

By Greater Green Island Community Worker | Posted: Monday August 27, 2018

A very motivated group of Men and Women join to share their artistic talents and enjoy each others company.

Janet Cameron Hall,

59 Shand Street

Tuesdays 9.30-12.00

Should anyone wish to join our Group they would be most welcome.

Interested people are welcome to come and visit the group.

For more details please phone Bev Brenssell on 488 1828

Green Island Art Group

New members are very welcome. If you are interested just call in any Tuesday to the Janet Cameron Hall, Shand Street, Green Island (in the centre of the pensioners’ cottages). Join us for a cuppa, meet our members and see what is possible. Or you are welcome to call me to discuss a visit.

Bev Brenssell, Secretary phone 488 1828 

2018 Events: 

Our year has started off very well and the Group continue to meet every Tuesday morning from 9.30 to 12.00 midday at the Janet Cameron Hall, Shand Street, Green Island.  On 27th February Cecily Watkins and Leonie Tait demonstrated the art of Ikebana with a great range of flowers and greenery.  Members were all impressed with the creations that resulted from this demonstration.  On 27th March Lorna Allan spoke on a wide range of topics and gave the Group some great advice.  We appreciate the time that Lorna spent with us imparting all her knowledge.  More artists are being organised for dates throughout the year.

Our Annual General Meeting was held on the 10th April and the new committee are – President: Jack Coker, Secretary: Mona Cromb, Treasurer: Di Grimaldi.  Grateful thanks were given to the previous committee for their hard work over the last few years - John Schofield, immediate past President; Margaret Eastwood, who was Secretary, and Mona Cromb, previous Treasurer.

On Thursday, 3rd May some of our group went to Oamaru to visit the North Otago Art Society. This was a good day out and so interesting to visit the Society at their Customs House Gallery in Tyne Street. On 29th May Debby Foster and Yvonne Johnston demonstrated paint pouring – a very interesting session. On 3rd July the group had a mid-winter lunch at Greenlands Café and on 24th July Yvonne Johnston and Jack Coker demonstrated how to achieve a good result when attaching hooks etc for hanging paintings well. On Tuesday, 31st July the group’s annual competition was held. The theme was “Subject of your choice, with a limited palette”. Twenty entries were received and everyone voted. The winner was Sang-Hee Park with a painting of a horse, second was Judith Mann with a landscape, and Denise Scott came third with a painting of apples. Everyone is working hard towards our annual exhibition at the Meridian Mall. This will take place from Thursday to Sunday, 20-23 September.

2017 Events:

The Green Island Art Group Exhibition was held in the Meridian Mall from the 21st-24th Sept. It was a very good success for many of the painters with 56 pictures and 3 stones sold. We also had a lot of people taking time to look at the paintings and convey their appreciation and positive comments on the quality of the work exhibited. 

The Green Island Art Group have an annual competition, and the subject is voted on earlier in the year.  This year the subject that was chosen was "Otago Landscape".  There were 20 paintings submitted, all of a high quality and many of these were exhibited in the annual exhibition at the Meridian Mall from the 21st to the 24th of September2017. 

In November 2017 our members all enjoyed a visit to Geoff Williams’ studio at Waldronville. Geoff and Rochelle made us very welcome and Geoff took us into his gallery and spoke on the wonderful works of art he had displayed there.

 2016 Events: 
The Group was fortunate to have Janet Duncan, herself a very accomplished painter, speak to us on 3 separate occasions. Janet has returned to Dunedin having spent 50 years working at Boston University and was very good in imparting her knowledge of painting, regarding structure, colours that are warm and those that are cool, to be used on the subject chosen.  She also commented on some of her own paintings which she displayed and asked our members to make suggestions as to how they felt they might be improved. Janet's tutoring was very much appreciated by everyone.

The Hope Awards were held at the Art Station in Dunedin and some of our members paintings were accepted to enter. This provided a real thrill to those chosen.

For more details please phone Bev Brenssell on 488 1828


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