Arts in the Olives – 2014

Scheduled for Sunday May 11thth . The Arts in the Olives Festival will have a “Music, Masks and Masquerade” flavour for 2014.

A day to enjoy creativity, learn skills and take home your very own masterpiece, or simply to wander amongst the olive trees, or along the peaceful riverbank enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes.

Music lovers will enjoy learning Bamboo Flute Making with Windelf, where flute maker Noel Dowling will teach music lovers how to make and play unique Shakuhachi or Native American bamboo flutes.

The Goat Track Theatre will be hosting Masks in the Olives workshops inspiring adults and children with drama and mime throughout the day.

Learn the art of Masks and Facepainting with Jasmine Phillips and have your own personal body art photographed, ensuring it will last a lifetime in your memories of Arts In The Olives 2014.

<Winner of the 2012 Caldera Art Award – Therese Flynn Clark – will guide students in two different workshops, to either discover the art of random weave basketry using found and recycled materials, or to create a woven insect or imaginary creature to hang as a showpiece at home.

The creative talents of Sandra Pearce will inspire students working to make stunning original prints within her Magical Monotypes workshops.

Textile artist Bec Anderson will focus on turning unwanted fabric and clothing into functional rugs and mats by recycling and reviving with dye, and the blacksmiths will again beat beautiful shapes from hot iron with Gilbert Loutit.

The budding artist within will be unleashed with two unique workshops offered this year – Lost World Landscapes with Dave Groom will focus on capturing the beauty of the Lost World valley with your choice of acrylic or oil painting. Drawing In The Olives with Felicity Smith creates an opportunity to capture the beauty of the riverbank with sketch pad and pencil.

Following the Arts In The Olives tradition, 2014 will again see free tuition for all Children’s workshops with some requiring a small charge for materials. Children can drop into the workshops of their choice throughout the day. They can learn to make masks, music, learn about mime and drama, enjoy the riverbank with hands on activities, and also explore and create within the enchantment of a Lost World………..

An excellent music programme is in the pipeline for 2014 with talented artists such as The Forty Theives already on the roster, and stalls will again offer beautiful hand made goods and local or organic produce.  Food offerings promise to be varied, tantalising and delicious.

You can  stay informed and book on this site.  

Festival Times:

Sunday workshops begin at 9:00 am. Registration for Workshops opens at 8:00am.  To avoid disappointment, pre booking is recommended as many workshops fill early.

  • Morning Classes: 9:00am-11:30am
  • Afternoon Classes: 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Fullday Classes: 9:00am-3:30pm

Music, stalls, food and wine tasting and other festival activities will occur throughout the day

Costs and Payments:

  • Festival entry is $6.00 (Children under six admitted free of charge)
  • Halfday Workshops – $30.00
  • Fullday Workshops – $60.00

Additional material charges may apply to some workshops. See the workshop page for details.

Please see ‘Bookings and Payments’ for more information.

Contact Erica Bates at ‘artsintheolives@gmail.com’ for enquiries and bookings

One response

14 05 2012
wendi of the treasure

Thanks for yet another great festival, we had a wonderful day thanks to all your hard work … Well Done
Cheers Wendi and Family

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