SAVE THE DATE for the BMCAN LAUNCH
6-8.30pm Thursday 18 October
Baroque Room, 86 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba.
Join the arts evolution!
Celebrate as the Blue Mountains Artists Network (BMAN)
evolves into the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network (BMCAN).
We’re inviting all creatives—visual artists, musicians, dancers, writers, filmmakers, illustrators, designers, actors, intellectuals, whatever your practice—to discover how BMCAN is reaching out to include all our Blue Mountains creative people and organisations.
And we’re kicking off with a celebration of our 2018 Blue Mountains Creative Leaders.
We’re the people who have supported artists, bringing you the popular Blue Mountains Arts Trails, open studio weekends
and members exhibitions at the Edge, Gallery One88, Braemar Gallery and the Wild Valley Art Park.
Join MC Maggie Davis as we:
present the 2018 Blue Mountains Creative Leader Awards;
introduce our new program initiatives, the ‘Wild Mountain Collective’ and the ‘Talking Art’project and their associated blogs;
refresh your mind, body and spirit with local performers, presentations, drinks and food in this arts experience curated by Meg Benson.
When: 6–8.30 pm, Thursday 18 October
Where: Baroque Room, 86 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba
Above the Harp and Fiddle. New entrance from the Carrington driveway. An 18+ event
Cost: $20 / includes a welcome complimentary drink and nibbles
Find out more about BMCAN here
(currently Blue Mountains Artists Network but about to be re-invented as Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network.)
Become a member of BMCAN here.
(your membership will be transferred to BMCAN when it is launched.)
Follow us on Facebook which will change to BMCAN and here for Arts Trails.
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Blue Mountains Artists Network (BMAN) is a community of arts minded volunteers whose aim is to support and encourage the development of members’ arts practices. Legally, BMAN is an incorporated non-profit with tax deductible status. Along with the Art Trails program members regularily hold there own exhibitions, details of which you can currently find here. Blue Mountains Artist Network also presents exhibitions at The Edge Gallery.
With the transition to the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network (BMCAN) the organisation will continue to promote Artists Exhibitions but will also endeavour to promote events and interactions between all future members.
Welcome to the Blue Mountains Arts Trail with open arts studios throughout the year and formal Arts Trail Events scheduled during the year.
Please select from current Open Studio or use the Arts Trail map to select studios which which suit you. Click to find out more.
After October the Arts Trail site will be incorporated into the BMCAN site.
2018 Creative Leaders
The 2018 Creative Leaders have been chosen for their contribution to the creative arts community in the Blue Mountains. Each year BMCAN will acknowledge 10 Creative Leaders. For 2019 we will highlight creatives who are leaders through the excellence of their creative art practice across the genres. This year they are:
Victor Peralta, Julie Ankers, Ann Niddrie, Natasha Sebire, Faye Wilson, Rae Bolotin, Meg Benson, Jo Clancy, Veechi Stuart, Kelly Heylen and Chris Cannell.
Blue Mountains Artists Network Members as well as opening their studios regularly exhibit or some even run their own galleries. To find out when and where you can go to the gallery listings here and work out your own tour of some of the Blue Mountains most interesting art.
If an artist is also part of a current Arts Trail or also has an Open Studio this weekend then click on the appropriate icon/colour/link.
Wild Mountain Collective
We are a group of people in the Blue Mountains using the arts to explore and celebrate the ‘wild’ and our interconnected relationship with nature and one another, to engage with a philosophy of regenerative living, an attitude of inter-being with all things. In this we acknowledge the 60,000 year cultural relationship between Australia’s indigenous peoples and Australia’s natural environment, recorded in songlines, music, dance, art, storytelling and kinship structures. Click here to find out more.
Find out about the upcoming Wild Mountain Collective Launch here.
The Talking Art Project seeks to tap into the resources of artists gathering together to shape and change culture, or just to ‘feed the creative spirit’ when the aloneness gets too much. It will be an incubator for wild ideas and creative collaborations, ideas that confront the significant issues of our time.
Artists often work in isolation, and the aloneness can lead to a kind of self or process-absorbed madness. No longer .. or at the very least, its a good excuse to get out of the studio for a cuppa!
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