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June 2019

CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019

28 June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

‘Connections’ is the theme for the 2019 instalment of fibre and textile art exhibition CrossXpollinatioN. CrossXpollinatioN 2019 is taking place at COPACC this June 28 to July 17, 2019. The exhibition will be open daily in COPACC’s Civic Hall from 10am to 4pm daily. This year’s event offers an exciting group of feature artists, workshops, artist talks and participatory art experiences. The 2019 event is proudly sponsored by Tarndie and The Baronga Motor Inn.       

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019 FEATURE ARTIST ERICA GRAY

28 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CrossXpollinatioN feature artist Erica Gray will be in the CrossXpollinatioN exhibition space and available to talk to visitors and artists about her collection of works entitled life.e.quatic.

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WEARABLE ART MARKET

29 June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

CrossXpollinatioN’s Wearable Art Market is a boutique fibre and textile bazaar of high quality wearable art pieces and accessories. If you love handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces, this market is for you.  

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ARTIST TALK BY CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019 FEATURE ARTIST ERICA GRAY

29 June @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Queensland-based Erica Gray’s life.e.quatic is inspired by the complex structures, vivid colours and intricate patterns of marine life. She has used plastic 3D-printer filament manually extruded from a 3D pen to create a vividly coloured collection of threedimensional sea creatures. Join Erica as she talks about the messages behind her work, and delves deeper into the techniques she uses. Includes complimentary tea & coffee RSVP: By Wednesday 26 June to *protected email* or 5232 9418

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July 2019

BUSY BEES – A SCHOOL HOLIDAY FIBRE ART WORKSHOP WITH VERONICA PHILLIPS

2 July @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trees need bees…and so do we! The pollination services provided by bees are vital for humankind’s survival. They pollinate the plants that produce fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, roots and leaves that we eat. In this special school holiday activity, local environmental artist Veronica Phillips will help children make the connection between bees, the environment they live in and the food that they eat. Then, it’s time to get crafty, creating needle-felted bees using wool supplied from CrossXpollinatioN sponsor Tarndie. RSVP:…

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MODERN MACRAMÉ WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY LORICCO

6 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn the beautiful craft of macramé whilst having fun in a small, friendly class environment led by Colac fibre artist Chrissy LoRicco of WallKnots Macramé Co. If you can tie your shoe laces you can macramé! Each workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the skills for creating this 1970s craft, but with a modern look and feel. You will learn the three basic knots needed to create a beautiful wall hanging and a variety of different knotting…

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MODERN MACRAMÉ WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY LORICCO

7 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn the beautiful craft of macramé whilst having fun in a small, friendly class environment led by Colac fibre artist Chrissy LoRicco of WallKnots Macramé Co. If you can tie your shoe laces you can macramé! Each workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the skills for creating this 1970s craft, but with a modern look and feel. You will learn the three basic knots needed to create a beautiful wall hanging and a variety of different knotting…

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

7 July @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

See the magic of natural indigo dye turn Polwarth wool green and then blue in front of your eyes. Using age old techniques and natural ingredients, the Tarndie dyers are able to create a range of colourfast blue shades for woolcrafters to knit and crochet into beautiful warm garments.

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

7 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

See the magic of natural indigo dye turn Polwarth wool green and then blue in front of your eyes. Using age old techniques and natural ingredients, the Tarndie dyers are able to create a range of colourfast blue shades for woolcrafters to knit and crochet into beautiful warm garments.

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

13 July @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

See the magic of natural indigo dye turn Polwarth wool green and then blue in front of your eyes. Using age old techniques and natural ingredients, the Tarndie dyers are able to create a range of colourfast blue shades for woolcrafters to knit and crochet into beautiful warm garments.

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

13 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

See the magic of natural indigo dye turn Polwarth wool green and then blue in front of your eyes. Using age old techniques and natural ingredients, the Tarndie dyers are able to create a range of colourfast blue shades for woolcrafters to knit and crochet into beautiful warm garments.

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BAG MAKING WORKSHOP WITH NICOLA CERINI

14 July @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Please arrive at 9.30am if you are bringing your own sewing machine. Handbags can’t change the world…but the women who carry them can. We transport our lives around in our handbags – this is an opportunity to create your own carry-all that is beautiful, bespoke and practical. Join CrossXpollinatioN feature artist Nicola Cerini and a bunch of other bag making enthusiasts for an afternoon of fun, creating a simple but beautiful cloth tote bag with seatbelt webbing straps, lining, pocket…

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WOOLCRAFTERS’ SUNDAY SESSION

14 July @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring along your own woolcraft project to join with others in spinning, knitting, crochet and needle felting by the wood fire in historic Tarndwarncoort Homestead. Or purchase yarn and patterns from the Tarndie Woolshop to get started.

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ARTIST TALK BY NICOLA CERINI

14 July @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CrossXpollinatioN feature artist Nicola Cerini grew up in a landscape dominated by an ancient volcano, Tower Hill, and her childhood experiences immersed in the Australian bush are ever present in her artwork. Join Nicola as she talks about her creative inspirations, and the methods she has used to create Analog to Digital, a collection of screen and digitally printed fabrics created especially for CrossXpollinatioN. RSVP: By Monday 8 July to *protected email* or 5232 9418.

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SOUTH WEST TAFE COMMUNITY CONNEXIONS DAY

17 July @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Take a journey in creativity and learn a new skill as part of South West TAFE’s Community ConneXions Day. Work alongside South West TAFE textile students and local artists from the Makers’ Space who will guide you in the creation of a new takehome project in felting, hand stitching or drawing. Suitable for all ages and skill levels. Stay for an hour or stay the whole day.

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Wilbur Wilde: Saxlife!

24 July @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

For members of the Hey Hey It’s Saturday generations, Wilbur Wilde is a friend. For 16 years, we invited him and the rollicking Hey Hey cast into our lounge rooms every Saturday night during a golden era of Australian television. Having had success with two mighty Oz rock bands including Ol’55, and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the variety and musical leanings of Hey Hey suited Willy to the core. Some of the stories and popular music along the…

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October 2019

Cheek to Cheek

23 October @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Cheek to Cheek is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the romance, the glamour and the elegance of Hollywood’s most iconic song and dance partnerships – the immortal Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It features some of the most electric dance sequences ever conceived for film. Cheek to Cheek is a rare chance to see the flair and skill of the two Silver Screen legends recreated live on stage by two of Australia’s brightest young music theatre performers – Ross Hannaford…

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December 2019

Christmas with Denise Drysdale

4 December @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

It’s going to be a cracker of a Christmas at COPACC when singing-dancing dynamo Denise Drysdale takes to the stage. Denise will put the jingle in your bells with a collection of Christmas classics plus some of her all-time favourite songs such as ‘Hey Paula’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Look At Us’ and ‘Personality’. Denise’s television career has been amazing starting as a young girl on Kommotion, The Go Show and guesting on many major television shows including In Melbourne Tonight and…

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