Do you enjoy creating? Whether you like painting, writing, knitting or any other art or craft, there are options for you to work on your own project, and chat to other locals. Here is a quick summary of groups and activities.
Art In Dereel
Art In Dereel is a group of local artists which initially formed from artists participating in the Golden Plains Arts Trail. Over the years it has expanded to include any local person interested in creativity.
Next Art In Dereel Get Together:
Saturday 6th August, 10am to 2pm
Dereel Community Centre,
14 Swamp Road, Dereel
Art In Dereel meets on the first Saturday of the month between 10am and 2pm in the Dereel Community Centre. This is a casual session where you bring your own work with you, including all of the materials. If you don’t have a project, come along anyway. We have a limited supply of materials to get you started. We do as much chatting as we do art, and we welcome new members.
In 2018 Art In Dereel received a grant to run workshops, which were held in 2019. They want to hear ideas from local creative people about potential future art events.
Contact Glynis Bryden on 0438 150 256 or email email@example.com for more information or just come and chat to us on Saturday. You might also like to join the Art In Dereel Facebook Group for people who live in Dereel and surrounding communities.
Dereel Art and Craft Group
This is a new group starting on Tuesday 9th August at 10:30am in the Dereel Community Centre. Another opportunity to bring your own art or craft project and chat with locals.
Next Dereel Art and Craft Group Session
Tuesday 9th August at 10:30am
Dereel Soldier’s Memorial Hall
14 Swamp Road, Dereel.
This group is organised by Liz Roberts, the Dereel Community Development Officer. If you don’t have an art or craft project you are working on, just come along for a cuppa and a chat.
Please contact Liz Roberts on 0491085342 or email ElizabethR@bchc.org.au for more information.
GP Arts Inc.
A not-for-profit community group, Golden Plains Arts Inc. welcomes new members with an interest in visual arts, music, film and literature. The group is shire wide, stretching from Ballarat in the North to Geelong in the South.
The group initially formed around the Golden Plains Arts Trail, but now includes group exhibitions, the opportunity to have your personal artist page on their website, and to promote your exhibitions and open studios on their website.
For more information check out the GP Arts Inc Website, which includes a membership form.