April is the Turning Point

April is the turning point for the tourist season. The Pichi Richi Train has begun, busloads of tourists are arriving at the station and sales are moving steadily again.

April is also the month for Vicki's Dying to Tie exhibition and the Headspace Youth Art competition and exhibition.

 The Big Knitting Workshop with Sharron Jones was a great success and we hope that people will take the opportunity to continue their knitting. 

Check out ....    Knitting is good for you ;-))

Textile Artists meet every 2nd and 4th Friday at the gallery.

This month also provides the opportunity for artists to get a few tips about selling their work online.  Workshop Saturday 21st April.

Artist in Residence

Meet Nicola Butler who has joined the group and will be working often at the gallery.
Nicola is the recipient of a personal development award from Country Arts SA and will acquit her grant by placing it in Curdnatta's bank account and using it to....

rent gallery space to work towards an exhibition in 2019access the knowledge and mentorship of our members attend workshopsPlease make Nicola feel welcome and if you would like to work at the gallery on other days of the week; you will have some company.

Our Bus trip to see the Impressionists is going ahead on Saturday June 30 We will leave at 7am and return at 4.30 Guided tours will be provided. Cost is $23 for Gallery members and $43 for our friends who are interested.  Please Pay  by cash at the gallery or Direct deposit into our bank account. We suggest doing so fairly quickly so we can see how many extra places we need to fill.

Exploring Acrylics

Our first workshop for the year "Exploring Acrylics" with Dianne Turner was a great success.

People were delighted to find out ways to bring their paintings to life.. 

"Had the most educational creative day today at the acrylic painting workshop with Curdnatta Platform Gallery! Thank you Dianne Turner for sharing your amazing skills and talent with us "

Moving into March

Well WOW!!!
Our workshops have proved to be very popular and the first 4 are full with others filling quickly  and attached waiting lists.

Members can check the status of workshops in the communications book at the gallery. 

"DABULOUS" by FIBRESPACE Inc. will be featured until the end of March and coincides with the "VOICES" exhibition that is currently featured at Yarta Purtli Gallery. This expands on the ongoing collaboration between Fibrespace and Lapland.


Off and Running in 2018

2018 has begun and we are already experiencing visits and sales in what is normally a very quiet time of the year.
It is great to see Melva back in action and thinking about projects to keep her occupied in 2018.
We congratulate Georgie on her Certificate of achievement at the Australia Day Awards for services to the Arts in Port Augusta.
She is adamant that the certificate should be shared by everyone who has contributed to the wonderful place that is now The Platform Gallery.
We all thank the person who made the nomination for recognising the role that Arts plays in our Community. 

The year's program is nearing completion . Thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped to provide some recalling engaging workshops and exhibitions.

Final Celebrations 2017

The final celebrations for the year took place on Friday evening when the Port Augusta Music Club held their Christmas get together in the back yard of the gallery. The newly fixed pergola was ready for action and the "powers that be" very thoughtfully cut down the dead jacaranda tree over the fence in preparation. ;=]
Members of the group had a BBQ tea and then enjoyed them selves by singing and playing music into the night.

Earlier in the day there was another Celebration. Melva came back to the gallery for her usual Friday activity. It was also her 94th birthday and to be doing the things she loves was the perfect celebration for her.