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Pamela Rothfield (pictured) and her Garden of
the Month committee are inviting residents of Rhyll
to nominate their garden, or someone else's for a
Garden of the Month award. The new Garden of the
Month committee are looking forward to recognising
the great gardeners of Rhyll.
AT THE recent Rhyll Progress Association meet-
ing, a Garden of The Month Committee was formed,
comprising seven residents of Rhyll, to establish the
Rhyll Garden of The Month Award.
Pamela Rothfield, heading the committee, said:
"We have intentionally not limited ourselves to spe-
cific criteria in the selection process. All gardens
within the Rhyll township will qualify for nomina-
tion, and the winner could be an example of native
garden, of a quirky garden, a vegetable garden, a
lovely floral display -- anything that makes one look
"We are really thrilled that we are able to start this
for the residents of Rhyll, " said Pamela.
"The support from the local community has been
so positive, and we especially thank Bluegum Gar-
den Centre for their support.
"We look forward to this award being a part of the
community for years to come. "
Selecting the first winner may prove difficult, as
the committee has more than a dozen gardens to
Pam points out that the township of Rhyll won
the award for 'Beautification and Restoration -- Cat-
egory A' from the Keep Australia Beautiful Council
in 1984, which was for the outstanding example of
community concern and involvement to gain a litter
free and beautiful environment.
"It is up to us to build on what others have
achieved. Who knows where this award could prog-
ress? We would love other communities on the is-
land to follow suit and perhaps we could hold a Gar-
den of the Year play-off. Wouldn't that be fun!"
The Garden of the Month Award will be present-
ed every two months for the months of September
through to March each year.
The entire community is encouraged to get in-
volved and nominate their favourite garden.
Nomination forms are available from the Rhyll
The winner will receive a Bluegum Garden Centre
voucher to the value of $50 and will display the Rhyll
Garden of the Month Award sign is their garden.
Garden of the month award introduced
THE November Art Fire Sale at the Artists' Society of
(ASPI) Artspace in Newhaven was such a great suc-
cess that the committee has decided to make this an
Over 60 people attended the one day sale to choose
from a wide selection of original paintings, drawings,
prints, photographs, ceramics, textile art and jewellery
at bargain prices.
It was also an opportunity for members to clear their
studios and to purchase work from their favourite fel-
Our last workshop for the year entitled 'Paint, Paper,
Play' was a hands-on workshop presented by Canson
representatives in November.
Twenty four participants had heaps of fun and
gleaned lots of information about art papers, paints,
pastels, inks and brushes.
Even experienced artists gained new knowledge
about the varying qualities of a range of art products
available from Canson and locally from the Wonthaggi
Participants all went home with a goodie bag and
some lucky volunteers also won prizes of art materials.
Workshop Coordinator Diana Edwards is already
busy organising ASPI's 2016 program of activities
which will then be posted on the group's website: http://
The Society has had a steady influx of new members
For anyone interested in joining, membership forms
can be downloaded from the website.
IF YOU are looking for
that extra special gift this
Christmas, why not take
yourself to Cape Woola-
mai's Arty Farty exhibi-
tion and be inspired?
Local artist Sian Ad-
nam has put together a
collection of some her
favourite, and intriguing,
works of art over this
Her home- come-studio
will be opened for four
days, from Sunday De -
cember 20 till Wednes-
day the 23rd to showcase
her array of ceramic and
This is the first time in
two years that Sian has
held an exhibition, and
in her own home.
It is the result of a re-
cent overseas experience
which saw her walk the
800km of the Camino
Pilgrimage along well-
worn paths between
France and Spain.
It was a time that she
describes as being of
great spiritual connec-
tion and an opportunity
to "walk with myself. "
"Much of what inspired
me on the walk has be-
come the subject of my
art, " said Sian whose
figurines largely reflect
her outlook on life.
With her strong con-
nection to womanhood,
Sian has expressed her
feelings in a variety of
quirky mixed media
Each one is unique
and makes a statement
of life in general.
"I see them as a self-
reflection, and symbolic
of a time in our daily
life when we get lost in
our thoughts and day-
dreams, " she explained.
These pieces are
suited to either indoor
or outdoor display and
make a perfect gift for
someone special or to
keep for personal rea-
The public is invited
to a celebration of Sian's
work by coming along to
the opening of the Arty
Farty Exhibition, at 23
Second Avenue, Cape
Woolamai on Saturday,
December 19 from 3pm
Anyone interested in
viewing the exhibition
over the following four
days can arrange a time
by phoning Sian on 0418
Here's an arty
farty gift idea
This Moroccan girl is one of the quirky works of
art that will feature in the upcoming Arty Farty ex-
hibition of Cape Woolamai ceramic sculptor, Sian
Adnam. This girl focuses on a woman's ability to
remain dignified and regal whilst doing every day
chores. It is one of many pieces that would make an
ideal and unique gift for Christmas.
Artists' Society of Phillip Island
Members of the Phillip Island Artist's Society are
pictured at the recent 'Paint, paper and play' work-
shop ASPI conducted.
Pictured are some of the original art works which
were available for purchase at the recent Phillip Is-
land Artist's Society "fire" sale.
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