Leongatha Art & Crafts Society Artist Book Competition & workshop

LACS 40th Anniversary 2012 – Artist’s Books competition  In August 2012 our Leongatha Art and Craft Society celebrates its 40th Anniversary with its ‘Liberated books’ artist’s book competition.  This is also a perfect opportunity for new and up-and-coming artists to have a go. The event is an exciting first for our gallery and for South Gippsland.  The competition was launched at an event on 5 November 2011. Major award $1000, South Gippsland residents award $500, Leongatha Gallery /Meeniyan Art Gallery members award $250

Key dates – Saturday 25 February and Sunday 26 February 2012 – Internationally renowned book artist and teacher of papermaking and bookbinding, Gail Stiffe, will run a two-day artist’s book workshop at Meeniyan Art Gallery Studio. Gail will show participants how to create a basic form plus some binding techniques, and everyone will be able to create their own artist’s book. Cost is $50 (plus materials) which includes morning tea and lunch both days. Places are strictly limited and more information and applications forms are now available on this website. The workshop has been made possible by funding support from the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund through Regional Arts Victoria and from South Gippsland Shire Council. See Workshop Flyer and Workshop Application Form. / 1 June 2012 – Final date for entry forms/CDs/ photos to be received for pre-selection. / By end-June 2012 – Selected exhibitors advised and further information sent. / By 1 August 2012 – Exhibits to be received in Meeniyan. / 11.00 am Saturday 1 September 2012 – Exhibition opens. / 2.00 pm Sunday 2 September 2012 – Official opening of exhibition and announcement of winners. / 27 September 2012 – Exhibition closes. / By 15 October 2012 – Exhibits collected or despatched. For more information please email to Leongatha Art and Craft Society at lacs@live.com.au  

Leongatha Art Gallery is located opposite the Post Office (cnr McCartin St & Michael Pl). Open: weekdays 10am-5pm (closed Tuesday) Saturday 10am- 2pm. Ph 5662 5370.

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