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Textile Art makes its debut with CABBI

As Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc (CABBI) gear up for their 33rd Annual Art Exhibition and Sale, Exhibition Convenor Adrienne Conway has included Textile Art as a new category for the first time in 33 years.

On the new category, Adrienne said, “I am very excited that Textile Artists will be part of this exhibition. We have always had paintings, craft and sculpture, and now this new addition will really round off the exhibition.”

CABBI Member, Hazel Hofmann, a Textile Artist for more than 10 years, has four entries for the new section. For the first time, she can exhibit her beautiful and tactile works in CABBI’s art show. “I am really pleased that I now have a platform to showcase my work,” Hazel said.

To welcome in the new category of Textile Art, Mischi West, the Founding Member of the EFTAG group (Eurobodalla Fibre and Textile Artists Group) will be judging both the Textile Art and Craft categories. With an extensive background in both craft and textile art, Mishi has previously been called upon to judge Revive Art shows and exhibitions by Montague Arts and Craft Society.

Don Talintyre and John Rice, both from the Kiama area will be judging the categories of painting and sculpture.

Of the entries, Adrienne said, “We are seeing an increase in the number of entries across all categories, with 226 paintings, 15 tables of craft, 14 sculptures and 15 entries for Textile Art.”

The Official Opening night is Saturday 30 December at 6.00pm at Batemans Bay High School and the public are warmly invited to attend the judging ceremony. The exhibition will remain open for two weeks up until 12 noon on Sunday 14 January 2018. Opening hours will be 10.00am to 4.00pm daily and entry is via a gold coin donation.

Enquiries about the Exhibition can be made to “The Gallery” on 44742243.

Above: Hazel Hofmann with her Textile Hanging “The Mogendoura Valley”, and also a hand made basket from fabric, weaving and paint.

Above: Lin Barnes, Laurie Phillips, Betty Andrews, Denise Luke, Hazel Hofmann and Anne Boardman outside The Gallery at Mogo with some of the textile art that will showcase in the January Art Show

Above: Some of the sculpture and craft that will be at the show

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