U3A Lower North

University of the Third Age

Painting en plein air

U3A artists were in action at the 2019 RFDS Spring Art and Garden Fair at the Lakeside Railway, Melrose Park. Five of our members had again agreed to paint en plein air, setting up their easels in the open, subject to the scrutiny and commentary of all comers.

Burra Artists join U3A

A long-established group of Burra artists have come under the U3A Lower North banner so now members have a choice of painting with the Auburn group or Burra . . . or for true artoholics they can choose both. Auburn meets weekly on Wednesdays and Burra meets monthly on every second Tuesday, February to November.

Annual Art Exhibition

2019: At The Art House, 8 Mill Street Clare from 18 to 25 April.

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council CEO Helen Macdonald officially opened the exhibition on Thursday 18 (Maundy Thursday before Easter). Members and friends joined the artists for a drink and nibbles.

For the next week it was open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The group delivered a diversity of subjects and styles including acrylic, pastel, watercolour and pen.

Under the artistic guidance of local artist Gerald Moore, the Art Group meet for 4 hours on Wednesdays at the kiosk, Recreation Grounds, Auburn. Group leader is Ann Foster.


Quilts take over the pews to create cosy church

The U3A Quilting Group members held an exhibition of their work in St Barnabas’ Church in 2017. The quilts made a dramatic display draped over the backs of the pews. All proceeds went to church charities but putting our organisation in front of the public in such a positive manner was invaluable promotion for U3A.