A workshop in creative watercolour for picture book art and illustration

Saturday 24th June, 12:30 – 3.30pm at Margaret River Library

sml-Progwshop_MAC2015A practical workshop by Gabriel Evans at the Margaret River Library

  • Learn creative systems in watercolour and apply them to illustration
  • Discuss the process for working with publishers, creating portfolios and interpreting text visually
  • Develop the initial skills to express your creativity in the world of picture books

Cost is $15 and includes afternoon tea. (Materials list is supplied at payment) Bookings essential as space is limited ** For ages 17+

Banner croppedGabriel is an artist and illustrator of over twenty books. He works with publishers including Walker Books, Scholastic and Penguin Random House. He works in traditional mediums from a small, messy studio and travels Australia giving workshops and talks on illustration. When he’s not painting he’s growing trees, exploring beaches and drinking tea. Visit his website for examples of his beautiful art and illustrations: https://gabrielevansartist.com/

Come along and be prepared to have a go!

New Cocoon exhibition “Surfing Margaret River” by Terri Sharpe on now

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Local photographer Terri Sharpe is the latest emerging artist to have work featured in the  Margaret River Library’s foyer space, The Cocoon Gallery.

Terri has over twenty years of surf culture photographs captured between the Capes, spanning from the early 90’s to today.
With literally thousands of images at her disposal, she published a surfing guide in 1999 called Waxed: A Guide to Surfing Hot Spots in South Western Australia, and another in 2014 with her surfing partner Jason Reynolds, called Surfing Margaret River: Cape to Cape Guide.

This Cocoon exhibition gives her a chance to show people just how spectacular this stretch of our coastline can be.
“We tend to almost take this area for granted – sometimes it’s nice to be reminded just how lucky and privileged we are to live in such a unique and inspiring place,” she said.

“My works will be on sale in the lead up to Christmas.”

“Surfing Margaret River” commences on 1 December 2016 and runs until 1 February 2017.

Kyllie Deltondo in The Cocoon ….. gallery for emerging artists

The library is hosting the launch of Connect : a collection of prints by Kyllie Deltondo, on Monday 23rd February at 6pm. Kay Gibson will introduce Kyllie and her work followed by drinks and nibbles. The prints are beautifully framed in natural wood and a few are already sporting red dots. If you are unable to attend the opening feel free to pop into the library another time as the exhibition goes until the end of March. Please RSVP if attending to: [email protected]


The Cocoon – a gallery for emerging artists

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Congratulations to Carol Orchard, who submitted the winning suggestion for a name for our ‘Emerging Artists’ gallery in the Margaret River Library foyer:

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Carol is pictured here in The Cocoon, beside some of the beautiful works currently being displayed by local photographer Maurice Roche. Carol was thrilled to receive a framed Maurice Roche print as a ‘thank you’ prize.

Thanks again Carol – we think it is a wonderful name! And thank you also to all those who also submitted suggestions – we really appreciated everybody’s input.


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