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Creative Workshop At Dirty Janes Canberra
Goose Feather Christmas Tree with Jennie McClelland from @milkbreadeggshoney

Originating in the late 1880s, with a nod to conservation, Germans started making Christmas Trees from stripped goose feathers attached to wire, as an alternative to cutting down a tree. The traditional trees were three foot tall with wire branches spaced for candles to burn.
Today we are going to create a beautiful, modern, softer version using driftwood & layers of commercial goose feathers sourced from a family business in Sydney.
Made from foraged materials from Jennie’s farm in Bungendore, the trees are constructed from driftwood branches & reclaimed fencing wire.

The ‘toppers’ are an assortment of exotic feathers, dried native & meadow flowers + gum nuts.

Date: Sunday 4 October

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: The Barn at Dirty Janes, Canberra

Limited Tickets Available: https://events.humanitix.com/goose-feather-christmas-tree-workshop

Artist in Residence Annie Holcombe

Annie Holcombe is an artist living and working Bowral in the Southern Highlands and will be our artist in residence from Thursday 3rd September in shop 375

Annie Holcombe settled down in Bowral in the beautiful Southern Highlands 23 years ago and started to paint seriously. She is very much influenced by Matisse and David Hockney. Colour is so very important to her and she could not imagine life without it. Annie also enjoys hand building ceramics, each piece being a one off with hand painted scenes and some flower paintings lately.


Artists Society of Canberra exhibition

The Artists Society of Canberra was founded in 1927, and is the oldest cultural organisation in the national capital.

ASOC has approximately 300 members, including art lovers, amateur and professional artists.

Their exhibition at Dirty Janes, entitled The Lanyan Group showcases different artists interpretations of the historic property.

Running from 21 August to 21 September in The Mapgie Room, Dirty Janes Canberra

Artists Society of Canberra exhibition