Sunday, July 14, 2013

Micro Gallery Display by Junita Stevens

For the next two weeks  Junita Stevens is showcased in the Micro Gallery with her collection of  bright painterly work on leaf sculptures for house and garden along with her arty and  wacky little garden animals. Come by for a peer into this micro garden in the Window.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Calling on Emerging Artist

Did you know that OFF CENTRE has a Micro Gallery Space available to hire for emerging artist? Prime window location in the thriving Salamanca Art District. If you are a new artist wanting to take that first step of selling your quality art work, then please come talk to us at OFF CENTRE. You can pick up an application form and our curator Silvia McClay will be in touch. You can call for information  on 6224 8075 during business hours 10-4 daily.

Orange-Bellied Parrot: Lisa Britzman

During July, Lisa Britzman's window display features her new work "Orange-Bellied Parrot" This new work which consist of Bowls, hanging pine cone bird catchers, brooches and necklaces was created to help raise awareness and funds for the Endangered Species Orange-Bellied Parrot.

This Bird is one of only two migratory parrots in the world. This small Tasmanian bird is critically endangered. Every spring the birds migrate to the Southwest of Tasmania from coastal Victoria & South Australia to breed. Last year 10 breeding pairs returned to Malaleuca and fledged 24 chicks. To help prevent extinction, captive bred populations have been established at Healesville in Victoria, the Adelaide Zoo and in Hobart. These captive bred birds are regularly released into the wild. A dedicated band of professional biologist assisted by a large group of volunteers continues the fight to save this beautiful bird from extinction. $10.00 of your purchase of an Orange-Bellied bird art piece will help contribute to keep these birds from extinction. Funds raised will go to support the captive release program in Tasmania. Current works for sale can be found in the window at the Off Centre Gallery In the Salamanca Arts centre in Hobart.