Next Meeting
Saturday August 3 2024

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

12 pm BYO lunch and enjoy chatting with other members, browse in the library and see what exciting things are on the trading table.

1pm Annual General Meeting followed by General meeting.

2pm Exhibition Opening in the Gallery at

Guest Speaker : Dierdre Hassed

Deirdre Hassed trained in Calligraphy and Bookbinding at Roehampton Institute London from 1986–87. Since 1988 she has operated a professional calligraphy studio in both Australia and New Zealand. Drawing on both the traditional and contemporary techniques of the scribe, Deirdre’s life-long interest in Eastern and Western philosophy provides a rich reservoir of meaningful texts which she brings to life in her calligraphic works.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre


July 30 – August 17

Our 2024 member exhibition

Online Artist Talks for members

Next artist talk

Cyanoflora – Jo Horswill (Vic)

Tuesday July 16th – 1:00 pm (Melb time)

Melbourne Botanical Artist Jo Horswill (Paper Cloth Studio) is a nature-inspired natural dyer, printmaker and educator living in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia.

She operates Paper Cloth Studio, a studio nestled in Sassafras, a small village on the upper ridges of the Dandenong Ranges. Her studio is surrounded by majestic forests of eucalyptus trees, a constant source of inspiration to her work.

“Looking deep into the forest ignites the creator inside me. I use elements like leaves, bark and other natural finds that I gather on my daily walks for my nature-inspired work.”

Jo will discuss a technique she has recently been developing, by experimenting with botanical contact printing and cyanotype printing.

Using fresh foliage from her garden and cyanotype solution in interesting ways, 

to create unique botanical prints with layered texture and depth.”

Previous talks – Recordings available on member’s password protected page: Here
Artist Books with handmade paper
Gail Stiffe

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