Bundeena Art and Craft Group Exhibition

held 15th - 16th November 2008

The formal opening of the exhibition was given with great aplomb by the President, Norma Parry-Williams (pictured), who gave a history of the group, and then introduced Jiawei Shen, the guest speaker, who officially declared the exhibition “open” (pictured). Jiawei, now a renowned artist in Australia, told us of his journey from China to Bundeena, in various interesting and amusing anecdotes, including drawing portraits of passing people at Circular Quay in Sydney. Jiawei attended with his wife and daughter.

We were also honoured to have on display the wonderful mosaic (pictured) by Tim Cole, telling the indigenous story of why the crow is black, or why other birds are colourful.

Bundeena Art & Crafts Group was formed over twenty years ago, one of the original members was Vo Waters, who recently passed away.

Currently there are over thirty members who participate in drawing, painting, embroidery, crocheting, mosaic work, jewellery making and silk screen painting.

There is a social side too,  with barbeques, breakfasts and picnics.  The group enters exhibitions, speak at soup day luncheons, man stalls and enter art shows. The group is very friendly with young and mature members, and excellent guest artists and craft teachers who give workshops.

Meetings  -  the 2nd  & 4th Friday each month at the Uniting Church Hall, Mary St., Bundeena from 9-30am to 3pm. - cost is $5 single $7 a couple to join and $5 per day.


Contact  -  Norma Parry-Williams (President)   Phone 9544 2736,  email normaparrywilliams@yahoo.com

mosaic  by Tim Cole

Opening President, Norma Parry-Williams and Jiawei Shen