Local artists showcased in updated shop
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is a membership-based group of local, independent artists and artisans who share the operational and
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shop outlet in High Street.
Operating now for more than 30 years the group
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personally handmade art and goods all produced by local artists, artisans and hand craft enthusiasts.
Membership is open to local artists only with the proviso that they must
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Shire or within one hour of
Because of limited shop /, ! ! %* */Ɯ!( can accommodate only a small membership approximately 17 members with a maximum of 20.
“Membership is pretty tightly held since the shop is in a great position in the main street and the group
both locals and visitors,” group vice president Rosemary Lloyd said. “Anecdotally, most of
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Recently some of the ‘older’ members ‘retired’ so the group is now seeking expressions of interest from new and local artists to join them.
“We’ve also recently done a bit of a spruce up to the shop,” Rosemary said.
“The shop now has new lighting to showcase artists’ work and a new sales desk that opens up the display
Over the past two months the group has welcomed new members Richard
Power, of Maintongoon Woodwork, and Carolyn Sheather, well known artist and teacher who recently moved back to Victoria after many successful years in Queensland.
Carolyn is an established artist of some renown while Richard is starting out and hoping to make a name for himself (see separate stories in this feature).
For further information please request Application Forms at the shop, by email at apply@ madeinmansfield.org.au or download from www. madeinmansfield.org.au.