Textures of One branches out
Textures of One, Blayney’s own annual art exhibition, is spreading its wings this year and becoming an Art Festival, with artisan markets, an arts trail and workshops along with the competition and exhibition.
All the events will be held from 17-19 March, allowing the opportunity to be immersed in art for the entire weekend.
Competition and Exhibition
The heart of the festival, the Textures of One Art Exhibition, will open on Friday evening at 6pm. Artworks in the competition need to include this year’s motif, the four leaf clover. Judging will take place on the night by a panel of local artists.
Entries to the competition are open until Friday 10 March, more information is available on their website.
Opening night: Friday 17 March, 6-9pm. Saturday and Sunday 18-19 March, 10am-4pm, Blayney Community Centre
Art Trail/Open Studios
Many studios in the region will be open over the weekend to indulge your interest! Artists involved include Jo Fernandez and Jenny Beach (Millthorpe); David Lake and Jan Dickie (Newbridge); Jann Harries (Errowangbang); Ruth Stone, Peter Griffin, Denise Lithgow and Louise Purcell (Carcoar); Tracey Mackie (Lyndhurst); and Nyree Reynolds (Blayney).
All weekend, please check the Textures of One website for more information
The designer and artisan markets will showcase a diverse collection of high quality painting, sculpture, design, photography, ceramics, glass, homewares, craft, toys and indigenous artwork created by local and emerging artists and designers.
Sunday 19 March, 10am-2pm, Carrington Park, Blayney
Saturday 18 March: Drawing workshops with Ruth Stone
Sunday 19 March: Storytelling workshops with Kim Kelly and Dean Mobbs; watercolour demonstration with Wanda Driscoll; drawing workshop with Ruth Stone
More information on the Textures of One website
Textures of One is an annual art exhibition which has been running since 2014. It is unique in the fact that all art and craft works have to include a motif which is different each year. We provide a platform for all artists / crafters and inclusive of novice / hobbyists to the more established professional artists to display their work in a professional environment and demonstrate to the wider community the value of aesthetic experiences.
T.o.O. was established by Cecily Walters, Kerryn Hughes, Loretta Kervin, and Toni Morrison. Cecily was working on a mosaic and curiously questioned how the same design would look in textile, sculpture, print, painting etc. After chatting to the girls, together they decided to create an exhibition by setting a motif which was to be used somewhere in every artwork entered into the exhibition.
It started as a fun thing to do that would be new to Blayney Shire, challenge arty /crafty people to think outside the square, to make them push the boundaries and create something unique. The name TEXTURES OF ONE seemed fitting as it represents the many textures/ mediums of the one motif.