Showing posts from October, 2017

Newsletter: October 2017

Presidents Report: September was a busier month than August. An agreement as to the placement of kilns, which are to kept and fired in the storeroom, which is shared between the Spinners and Weavers, Porcelain Artists and Glassworkers, has been reached. I attended the first planning meeting for the Christmas Fair. I also attended the Maleny District Sports and Recreation Club’s meeting to receive information in relation to 2018 Aussie Day Expo. This is held on the main oval at the Maleny Showground, and we are planning to again participate again in this event. ~ Peter
Gallery Report: Thanks to those of you who have already removed your winter items from the gallery. Any of the remaining items not taken by the middle of October will be put in the back room for you to collect. Summer items are starting to come in now and the baby clothes are still selling well. Hopefully October will be busier than September and it will not be so hard to fill the roster. We have had a couple of volunteer…

Artist of the Month - October 2017

Artist of the Month - October

Lynn Pryor

I was fortunate as a child that I had a very talented artistic grandfather, he was gentle and patient and encouraged my very naive attempts at drawing. He ignited a passion in me that (after moving to Queensland from South Australia) led me to complete three years in Visual Communications at the Queensland College of Art. While I was an art student I freelanced drawing native animals and race horses. Horse riding was one of my passions until a certain race horse of mine, which shall remain nameless, and I parted company; he went through a fence and I went to hospital! I entered some of my wildlife pen and ink drawings in the Brookfield Show and won first prize in the drawing section for two consecutive years. 

After graduating I worked for about 12 months as a commercial artist, but the Pizza, KFC and Supercheap Auto ads just didn't thrill me! I then landed a job in the Zoology Department at The University of Queensland (UQ) as a scientific il…

Newsletter: September 2017

President's Report: This month was very quiet. The Christmas Fair is scheduled for the last weekend in November and by now most members should have received information regarding the position of a Fair Convener. I managed to speak to a couple of groups and I left this information to be imparted to group members by their conveners. After all, this fair is about the members showing off their craft skills, and enticing new members to join our organization. It is one of the main fund raisers which keeps MACG financially viable, so it’s members can enjoy the facilities to practice their craft skills. ~ Peter

Vice President's Report: I was pleased to receive an invitation to attend the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Downs and West Community Support Organisation (DWCS). The DWCS is an organisation that support farming families in Queensland’s South West, the Darling Downs and the Burnett Regions. This support ranges from food hampers, clothing, vouches for petrol, medicine and re…

Capes 4 Kids

Empowering children with the gift of a cape... for COURAGE for LOVE & SUPPORT for WHATEVER, WHENEVER,
HOWEVER they need during illness...
Wednesday's Sewing Group has just sent off 36 capes for Capes4Kids with all supplies being donated by the members themselves. 

Capes 4 Kids Australia Inc. is designed to help children feel as safe, secure and brave as possible while undergoing challenging, often “scary” situations and treatments.

Thank you and Congratulations to the Wednesday Sewers for your awesome contribution to Capes4Kids - you have made some little patients very happy! 

More information about this charity can be found at:

Artist of the Month - September 2017

Artist of the Month - September

Carole Bond
Make sure you have a look Carole Bond's amazing array of art work on display at the workshop for September. Carole has a diverse range of work that we are sure you will find interesting.

Newsletter: August 2017

President's Report: The month of July was very quiet, the grant was finalised and the paper work sent in, a letter of acknowledgement was received. We can now move on to the next phase of the original grant which we will discuss at the August meeting. The Maleny Show Society put on a afternoon tea for all the volunteers who help out at the show, the valuable contribution of the volunteers was acknowledged, by the Show Society, a very good spread was prepared by the members of the society, and enjoyed by the members who turned up. ~Peter

Gallery Report: July was a good month for sales but we have had quite a lot of sickness amongst our volunteers. I hope you are all feeling better by now. Thanks to all the fit volunteers who filled in for those with ailments and for those on holiday. I think we can take it that Winter has virtually passed us by this year but we have sold a few wintry things to people that come from colder areas like Victoria and Tasmania. We can probably slow down o…