Thursday, May 26, 2011

Friday June 3
Colin Holt & Divij Dabar show Three Metre Wet opening from 6pm in the Woods Street gallery
Alison Dowell show A Week on Thursday opening from 6pm in the DEAF Space

Saturday June 4

Contemporary Jewellery
A fantastic workshop with Zoe Crowder
From 10am –3pm in the artist studio at DVAA.
Cost is $160 includes all materials and morning tea.
Check out some of Zoe’s work

Sunday June 5

DVAA will host the Happy Yess Market .
The market is from 2pm-6pm.
If you are interested in having a stall please contact the market moles at

Saturday June 11

Cost-$55. All materials supplied to make a sassy basket or wearable art piece using contemporary basket making techniques and locally sourced plant and recycled materials.
DVAA will open it’s bar from 5pm.
From 3-6pm
Phone 0416363950
spaces limited, booking recommended

Thursday June 16
Alison Dowell will be hosting an artist talk at DVAA, talking about her latest work in the DEAF Space.

Thursday June 16
Thursday night event to get artist together in informal ways and having an opportunity to be creative.
Don’t Drink and Drive, Drink and Draw!
Bring you paper, sketch books, pencils and paints and come to DVAA and meet other artist, get creative and have a drink.
From 5.30

Don’t forget to pop in or email DVAA if you need to renew your membership

Trading Cards ready to trade

31 Artist were involved in DVAA members show this May. These images are sets of new ATC's one from each artist ready to go home to every artist involved.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Printmaking workshop with Basil Hall Editions

On the weekend 14th and 15th May 2011, members of DVAA took part in a two day printing making workshop at the Basil Hall Editions studio with the master printer Basil Hall himself.

DVAA members spent the two days learning a variety of techniques in dry point and etching.
Some participants worked on multiple plates while others focused on pushing the one plate in many different directions, using different tools to create marks, aqua tint to create tone or
sugar lift to add depth and layering.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

DVAA members show ATC 2011

Tom Halliday

Mary Norris

Zoe Crowder

Emily Hearn

Annie Gaynor

Cait Wait

Marita Albers

Johnathon Saunders

Lucy Keeler

Lia Gill

Julie Milton and Munnie Milton Moon

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May opening- Artist @ Work Exhibition.

DVAA Committee Project, Woods Street Gallery, May 2011

DVAA understands that NT artists are busy people. We work hard on our art but also devote much of our energy to other employment and community roles. Most of us would like to practice full-time but this is often impractical, both financially and conceptually.

The Artist @ Work project celebrates the artist as multi-tasker, creative in the arts and in the workforce. DVAA is committed to an inclusive artistic community, honouring and supporting the diversity of creative endeavours. Contemporary art responds to the everyday, and that includes how we spend most of the day – servicing others.

For this exhibition, members of the DVAA Committee and their colleagues rose to the challenge of making their workplace a creative space. According to last year’s Australia Council report ‘What’s your other job? A census analysis of arts employment in Australia’ (Cunningham & Higgs 2010), identified 24,000 people in artist occupations but statistics don’t allow for the myriad of individual creative pursuits.

The artists participating in this exhibition include occupations such as Sarah Pirrie and Talitha Kennedy whose art practice is quantified as academic research and lecturering; CONTACT _Con-3E062B1C2AF \c \s \l Leanne Waterhouse and Siying Zhou’s artistic dedication becomes professional in visual arts organisations DVAA and 24HR Art respectively; Bill Davies, Min Wong, Stan Whiting, Simone Porrovecchio and Sue Calman support the arts in creative roles such as graphic design and print media; and Eve Rivalland and Doug Wade bring creative vision even to the public service.

We hope this is the first in a series of projects that draws awareness to creativity as an asset in the broader community.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hanging the Artist @ Work exhibition

Sarah and Eve installing Eve work in the Woods Street gallery.

Ready for opening night on Friday 6th May.