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Spring Arts 2013 Program

The Arts Council of Mansfield Inc is proud to present its Spring Arts 2013 program of events in the



The MAGE Judge’s Floor Talk & Preview of the Exhibition – a rare opportunity

Friday, 25 October at Martin’s Garage, 52-54 Chenery Street, Mansfield – 4pm until 5.30pm

Enjoy prize-winning local wine and nibbles while exploring the MAGE Exhibition with our esteemed architectural glass judges Dr. Bronwyn Hughes, Art Glass Historian and Donna Cooper, Executive Director, AGDA. Discuss the art glass works, ask questions and even purchase a piece you love before the exhibition is open to the public? Numbers limited, booking essential.

Entry $15 (half price for Friends of the MAGE). Enquiries/bookings: Gilli Bruce, Convenor, on 0429 195 283 or at [email protected] or [email protected]

Our famous ‘Spring Arts Walk’ – one enchanted evening

Friday, 25 October 2013 in the Red Marquee and along High Street from 6:30pm

The now famous Spring Arts Walk will start from the Red Marquee in High Street, Mansfield after the official opening ceremonies have concluded. Then get ready to enjoy a night of exhibitions, food, wine, music and dancing: a wonderful evening for the whole family.

Guests will be lead by a team of fun and decidedly equine guides through the many cafes and retail venues exhibiting artworks by local and visiting artists.

The celebrations continue into the evening wine, food and live music in the Red Marquee from local band ‘Blown out of Proportion’ will take you through into the evening after the walk.

Mansfield Providore, Mansfield: Carl Harris and Anita Laurence
Tea Emporium, Mansfield: Crazy Tea Cosies Exhibition
The Deck on High, Mansfield: Ann Ferguson, Ruth Selover, Debra Paterson and Lauren Burns and Tim Bowtell
Witches Brew, Mansfield: Jennifer Gibney
Bonnie Bar, Bonnie Doon: Amelia Carson, Billie Leatham
Cafe Connect, Mansfield: Students Art Exhibition
Produce Store, Mansfield: Joanna Thomas, Ralph Bristow, Nicky Sanders
Wallaby Ritz, Mansfield: Margaret Purcell
The Mill Inn, Alpine Ridge Merrijig: Anthony Gannon
Cafe 41, Mansfield: John William Twycross
The Delatite Cellar Door, Mansfield: Gail Liddell
Mansfield Hotel, Mansfield: Simone Lovett, and Dawn Shipley
Mansfield and District Community Bank, Mansfield: ‘Missing Lives’ Photographic Exhibition

The Spring Arts Walk Cafe Exhibitions will run through until Tuesday, 05 November.

The Visual Art Open Exhibition – a 12-day show for everyone

Friday, 25 October until Tuesday, 05 November at the Delatite Hotel, Cnr High & Highett Streets

The “Visual Art Open” exhibition is a true community event, displaying works in many mediums by artists old and new, from Mansfield and beyond. The winners of the ‘Mansfield and District Community Bank Visual Art Open Prize’ and the Proactive Tax ‘Aim High Award’ are to be announced on the evening of Friday, 25 October.

Arts and Crafts Village Market – a brilliant day

From 9am until 3pm on Saturday, 26 October 2013 in the Red Marquee on High Street

Enjoy a day full of activities for the entire family at the Arts Council’s Arts and Crafts Village Market Day. Located inside the Red Marquee on High Street you will find a wonderful array of stalls selling arts and crafts items made by local artists and artisans. Outside there will be plenty of things for the family to enjoy such as horse and cart rides, pony rides, music, street entertainers, face painting, theatre workshops and the wonderful Mansfield Farmers’ Market.

The MAGE Art Glass Exhibition – “Arrested Liquidity”

From 10am until 4pm every day from Friday, 25 October until Monday, 04 November at Martin’s Garage, 52-54 Chenery St, Mansfield

Don’t miss seeing the Mansfield Art Glass Exposition exhibition: forty-five of the best of Australian contemporary studio and architectural glass art created by exciting new, emerging and well-known artists – on show here in Mansfield! Also, view a giant slideshow of Australian-designed commercial, domestic and modern ecclesiastic architectural glass works installed in a building and, most importantly, vote for your favourite piece in the MAGE People’s Choice Award.

Book Launch – Local Authors

Thursday, 31 October 2013 at The Mansfield Regional Produce Store, 68 High St, Mansfield from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

The Arts Council of Mansfield is proud to launch newly published books by two local authors. The first is a beautifully illustrated children’s book by artist, farmer and mother of four Jacquie Edwards. Our second book is a teen novel by multi published author Geoff Riddell.

Median to Rare Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition – one day only

From 9:00am until 4:00pm on Saturday, 02 November 2013 on the Median Strip, High Street, (opposite the Post Office)

This unique one-day only, pop-up sculpture event is open to all: anything goes and anyone can participate. Exhibition visitors are likely to see a myriad wonderful exhibits as artists are invited to explore wide-ranging ideas and mediums – sound sculpture, puppets, sticks and stones, wonderful wood, marvellous metal, courageous clay, wicked wire, wrap a tree and more.

You get to be the judge because the winners for this event are chosen by means of a carefully monitored public ballot. We encourage you to come along and enjoy this unique event.

‘Horse Couture’ in the Grand Parade

11:00am on Saturday, 02 November 2013 along High Street

To enter into the spirit of the 30th anniversary of the Mansfield High Country Festival and the equine theme, the Arts Council will present its amazing Horse Couture show – local horses and their riders dressed in spectacular tailor-made costumes ‘strutting their stuff’ in the Grand Parade. Expect to see a ‘fiery’ stallion, a grounded ‘king parrot’, a ‘medieval’ warrior and many more.

Other events – dates and venues TBA (keep an eye also on

“Missing Lives” Photographic Exhibition

This moving internationally travelled exhibition entitled “Missing Lives”, shows the portraits and documents the stories of a handful of the thousands of civilian families who have lost loves ones during the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia. This exhibition is thought provoking, intense and sure to resonate with a sympathetic audience.

Artists Open Studios

Theatre Workshop

The Eagle by Dave Dando – winner of the
Median to Rare Outdoor Sculpture event 2011.


Saturday, 02 November 2013
Tickets $25 pp or $20 pp for ACM members
Dinner from 7:00pm
The Produce Store