Arty, crafty treasures

‘TIS the season for spending up on art and craft, says HELEN MUSA

  • Kath Inglis’ work at Bilk Gallery.

    Kath Inglis’ work at Bilk Gallery.

    BILK Gallery for contemporary metal and glass in Palmerston Lane, Manuka, is staging a “Hollydays” exhibition until December 24, seven days a week. Among the precious items by many of our top artists, they tell me, are fireflies that glow in the dark by Sue Lorraine.
  • A FAVOURITE each year is Watson Arts Centre’s Christmas Gift Fair where you can pick up original ceramic gifts and feel good by supporting local artists. Aspinall Street, Watson, until December 23, daily 10am – 4pm.
  • THAT cutting edge ex-Canberra design label, Polka Luka, is back in town showcasing its range of resin jewellery and homewares at The Front Cafe & Gallery in Lyneham Shops, daily until Sunday, December 22
  • Avital Sheffer’s “Lagynos I,” hand-formed, glazed, printed earthenware, at Beaver Galleries.

    Avital Sheffer’s “Lagynos I,” hand-formed, glazed, printed earthenware, at Beaver Galleries.

    UNTIL December 24 daily, Beaver Galleries at 81 Denison Street, Deakin has “Small Works” for sale by 21 artists, Crispin Akerman, Peter Boggs, Nicola Dickson, Mel Douglas, Graeme Drendel, Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, Neville French, Kirrily Hammond, Fiona Hiscock, Waratah Lahy, Bruno Leti, Adrian Lockhart, Mandy Martin, Alicia Mozqueira, Denese Oates, Jenny Orchard, David Pottinger, Amanda Shelsher, Avital Sheffer and Wayne Viney.
  • THE 14th Summer Art Experience of the Artists Society of Canberra will consist of 11 five-day workshops, from January 6-10, in watercolours, acrylics, oils, life drawing, pastels, drawing, and printmaking. Tutors are coming from all around Australia. Register at

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