Borderline Regional Arts Association
|State:||New South Wales|
|Number of Members:||50|
Borderline Regional Arts Association Inc (”Borderline”) had its beginning in 1994 as a cooperative with about twenty members from both sides of the Queensland/New South Wales border. Incorporated four years later, Borderline now boasts close to 50 members.
A community-based, not-for-profit organisation, Borderline encourages its members’ individual artistic development and skill-building with a culture of connection and collaboration through exhibitions, workshops, information and idea exchange, painting and drawing expeditions and social gatherings.
Borderline members’ skills span all levels of expertise - from novices to intermediate to experienced and professional artists. Mostly from Stanthorpe and Tenterfield (and further afield of both sides of the border), Borderline members practice their art in a broad range of media - painting (oils, acrylics, watercolour), sculpture (clay, wood, metal, bronze, found object), drawing (charcoal, ink, graphite), mixed media, textiles/fibre, jewellery, photography, etching, printmaking, papermaking, glass, ceramics, woodcarving, collage, folk art, framing, writing, poetry and music - an interesting group of interested people.
Since Borderline began, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery (SRAG) has hosted our major group exhibitions and Borderline continues to enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with the Gallery through group and solo exhibitions, work sold, work acquired and members as gallery committee members and volunteers.
Borderline also collaborates with other regional and private galleries, and Borderline members, with energy, ideas, common interests and commitment, have collaborated to create interesting and popular ways to display and sell their art through group exhibitions at wineries, and in sheds, cafés and other venues.
Borderline promotes art and artists throughout northern NSW and southern QLD.
Borderline membership offers a connection with other artists within our local communities and across the border and the opportunity to gather, exchange and exhibit together. Members of Borderline can be involved just a little or a lot - it’s your choice. You can even join if you just appreciate art. Annual Membership Fee is $25 Single Rate and $35 for a couple (partners).
Membership benefits include:
- Monthly newsletters.
- Discounts for Borderline Workshops.
- Group socials and outings.
- Annual group exhibition at Stanthorpe Art Gallery.
- New friends, ideas, exchange, sharing public liability insurance coverage for approved Borderline activities.
- Publicity on this website for exhibitions where your work can be found, workshops you may be running, and your stories of success.
Membership forms can be downloaded from their website.
Borderline Meetings are currently held early in the day, to leave the rest of the day open for other activities. On the third Saturday of each month the Committee meets at 8.30am NSW time (8.30am QLD time) for business, often followed by some socialising. Generally held at Jennings Hotel (behind the Wallangarra Railway Station QLD), the group sometimes meets elsewhere, eg at a member’s studio, at a national park, etc. As a member you will receive a monthly newsletter which includes meeting details and other useful information.
Borderline hold several exhibitions throughout each year for their members.
Tuition is available through the group with several workshops lined up for 2017. Workshops are conducted by well-know professional artists covering a wide range of styles, mediums and techniques.
- Main Contact: Helen Turrisi
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 201, Tenterfield, NSW 2372