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By mid-year 2021 there was a glimmer of light at the end of our Covid tunnel. We were starting to look forward to participating in weekly sessions in the Eltham Guide Hall and to discussing plans for the second half of 2021 when, once again, Covid stepped up and sent us spiralling back into lockdown. It’s fair to say that painting and drawing are personal endeavours and are as absorbing when undertaken privately as they are in a group, but our group members thrive on sharing, so without their supportive atmosphere there was, for some, a sense of disconnect.

But we are stoic, we endure and we have big plans for the remainder of 2021!

Joan’s ISOchooks in the limelight

Some of you may have already visited Earthbound Bolton cafe in Bolton Street? It’s a relaxed, warehouse style cafe with a slightly bohemian atmosphere. It’s well worth a visit for its menu, coffee and decor.

Currently, Joan Davison is exhibiting of her now-famous ‘ISOchooks’ at the cafe and so, when we’re out of lockdown, why not drop in to see ‘the girls’ (her chooks) in action and maybe stock up on her avian themed greeting cards and fridge magnets as well?

An other-worldly exhibition at Earthbound Bolton cafe, opening 9th October

While you’re at Earthbound Bolton, you can also check out the other selection of artwork also displayed there. It’s produced by our U3A artists and includes an eclectic range of paintings and drawings.

If now isn’t the time to visit then, as part of the Seniors Month celebrations in October, there will be an Earthbound Exhibition afternoon at the cafe on 9th October at 2pm which will feature some of out current and newer works. Visitors are in for a treat – the afternoon will comprise our host, Andrew’s, Earthbound finger food and beverages and U3A artwork which might just be… out of this world!

PANArt at the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Gallery, mid-December to mid-January

If you miss out on the art at Earthbound Bolton, there will be another opportunity to see our artists’ work, watch our films and videos, read our story and stock up on our cards at the Eltham Library late this year. We are excited to have been invited to present our Covid 2020/21 collection to the Nillumbik community. The exhibition will be a celebration of art produced during very different times, a reminder of recent history and an opportunity to connect with local artists. The official opening will take place some time in mid-December in the library. We will publish more details later and hope to see you there.