Upper Hunter Country

9 Apr - ADFAS Lecture 'Creative Bill Paying' with Fran Wachtel

When: 09 April 2019, 6.30pm 

Where: Scone Arts & Crafts Hall, Kingdon St, Scone

The lecture: Fran Wachtel will talk about the realities of surviving off her creative wits for 35 years and the journey it has taken her on.

The lecturer: Fran studied ceramics in Melbourne in the late 70's spending time working at commercial potteries at Berwick, Omeo and Weddenburn. She moved to western New South Wales in 1983 where she set up a pottery specialising in small ceramic sculptures. In 1988 she began dabbling in bronze and pewter with Glen Young of Precious Possessions. In 1990 she moved to Murrurundi and was accepted by Esther Bellis as a student to learn bronze sculpture. In 2001 she began collaborating with Charlotte Drake-Brockman with whom she has worked in scrap metal sculpture. The two have been involved in many exhibitions including ‘Balance’ at the Maitland Art Gallery and ‘Sheep Shape’ in the Rocks, Sydney and have created the Murrurundi town signs and installations in Merriwa, at Blandford Public School and Murrurundi Public School.

ADFAS members and visiting ADFAS members and students are FREE. Non-members $25.00 per person.