Pittwater Life November 2018 Issue


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Art Life

Art Life

Dickerson’s best,

figuratively speaking

Artist Robert Dickerson’s significant contribution to figurative

art in Australia is being celebrated at Manly Art Gallery and

Museum (MAG&M) until December 2.

In collaboration with the Dickerson Gallery, MAG&M’s ‘Against

the Tide’ exhibition brings together paintings, studies and

graphics sourced exclusively from private collections.

A self-taught painter, Robert Dickerson was a founding member

of ‘The Antipodeans’ art movement in the 1950s, which included

fellow famous Australian artists Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd,

David Boyd, John Brack, John Perceval and Clifton Pugh. He was

still painting into his 90s when he passed away in 2015.

The exhibition will also feature ‘Poets Paint People’ – an hour

of poems read by three poets (Les Wicks, Brooke Emery and Jennifer

Dickerson) surrounded by the paintings of Robert Dickerson

(2-3pm on Sunday 11 November).

* More info council’s website.

Getting crafty

for Christmas


gift ideas

for Xmas

The creative team from the

Artists & Craftsmen of Pittwater

will showcase their final

sale of the year at the Mona

Vale Memorial Hall for three

days from Friday November 9.

Their hand-made items

make great Christmas gifts, including

ornaments to hang on

trees. They also have gifts of

convenient size and pliability

perfect for posting interstate

or overseas, including embroidered

towels, knitted toys,

and paper tole-framed works.

Summer sun dresses for

girls 1-6 will prove popular, as

well as beautiful gifts for babies,

hand-painted gift cards,

gift bags and gift tags.

And there are lots of ideas

for end-of-year presents for

teachers and friends, like needle-felted

dolls and playmats,

patchwork quilts, cushions,

French-style aprons, screenprinted

linens and porcelain.

Jewellery, silk scarves and

wooden gifts also for sale.

This year every visitor is

encouraged to vote for their

favourite display in the ACOP

People’s Choice Craft Award.

Meanwhile, the ACOP artists

have enjoyed a great sales response

in 2018 and with new

artists recently joining, this

sale will boast great diversity.

(Newcomer Vanessa Georgesen,

who has a background in

pottery, sculpture and screen

printing, brings a modernist

style of Mixed Media.)

Other artists’ works include

acrylics and watercolours,

many featuring northern

beaches locations.

Sale on Fri 9 (3-6pm) and

weekend 10 & 11 (9am-4pm).

More info acop.com.au

The Avalon Craft Cottage

members are holding their

huge three-day Christmas

Show at the Avalon Recreation

Centre from Thursday Nov 22

to Sat 24 open 10am-4pm.

Browse and purchase

beautiful craftwork including

handmade cards; Australian

timber work; jewellery; colorful

patchwork; hand-knitted

baby blankets, bootees and

bonnets; girls’ dresses; soft

toys; pure silk wall hangings

& scarves; screen-printed tea

towels & bags; hand-knitted

scarves, bed socks & beanies

and trendy fabric buckets; plus

painted flower pots and succulent


Transform your Christmas

table into a riot of colour with

bunting and decorations!

The Cottagers have been an

institution around the Northern

Beaches since opening in

Avalon in 1969 – next year the

group will be celebrating their

50th birthday.

More info on facebook or at


34 NOVEMBER 2018

The Local Voice Since 1991

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