Words from our Creative Director

What a month it is has been…so many events in Moora, in Australia and worldwide teaching and re-teaching us the lesson of finding joy in your passion.

American gymnast, Simone Biles, withdrew from Tokyo Olympics saying she just wasn’t in a good place with the pressure of competing. Ash Barty shared her journey with her mental therapy coach — a coach who raised her awareness of finding her love for tennis again; for being present and for being joyful and loved. The importance of holding on to the enthusiasm we have for our passion is crucial.

In the arts, we can experience similar moments as an arts practioner or teacher. When GSAC took on being an ArtsHub we wondered how would we perform compared to other arts collectives through the state. Would it be competitive, would we feel anxious? The answer is a resounding no! Being part of the Regional Arts WA Arts Hub gives us the confidence to learn new ways and be collaborative with our Hub partners around the state. We are thrilled to meet, exchange ideas and support our fellow Arts Hubs. Watch this space for new workshops, collaborations and arts initiatives!

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Oh, what a night! Oh, what a week! Moora’s very own Kerry Leigh hosted her first solo exhibition at the Gardiner Street Arts Collective to praise, delight and the sale of many of her original pieces. A large crowd gathered on Friday 23 July for Kerry Leigh’s exhibition opening, which included a guided tour through the gallery and wine tastings from Talisman Winery. The opening night also gave Regional Arts WA their first glimpse into the workings of GSAC. Hub Coordinator Gemma Robins popped in to meet the team behind one of the newest Hubs in the Regional Arts Network.

Looking for an incredible way to express yourself? Have you always dreamed of writing but do not know where to begin? Come along to GSAC on 7 and 8 of August to join in the Society of Women Writers WA workshops. Workshops available include Writing Your Life Story, Writing Poetry, Writing Erotic Fiction for Women, Writing a Very Short Story and Writing Children’s Picture Books for Non-Artists. Jump over to GSAC website or socials to book your seat at the table.

The GSAC are also thrilled to invite you to a Day of Discovering Through Drawing on August 14th. GSAC’s Creative Director Nyree-Jane Taylor will guide you through an introduction to drawing and charcoal through figure and still life. This day is great for beginners and for drawers wanting to improve their skill base. Hosted in the beautiful sun-lit Gardiner Street Arts Collective Gallery, Nyree will teach you one of her favourite mediums, charcoal drawing in a mindful, relaxed and fun atmosphere. This comprehensive full day class includes lessons on charcoal drawing, a charcoal drawing kit, baguettes and grazing platter for lunch by Jeanne d Moore and a still life model to draw.

No Lights No Lycra is coming to M-town! NLNL classes are in low light conditions to give dancers the feeling of dancing like no one is watching, aims to create a space where people can move their body with freedom …. jump onto GSAC socials to learn more.