There is a list of creative events happening in Nundle this weekend, starting with the launch of a new Nundle Community Garden Mural on Friday 10 November.
The mural, created by local artist Natasha Soonchild (pictured), will be officially unveiled to the community and set the stage for a weekend of artistic expression, local charm and creativity. A morning tea will also be held as part of this free event, alongside Jeff Gibson providing live music for attendees.
In her artist statement, Ms Soonchild expressed a desire for the mural to express her love for the Nundle region and its people.
“My aim was for it to be a poetic storytelling showcasing the abundance of our local nature and connection to the land. It is a celebration of nature, its colours, variety, poetry and tenacity,” she said.
Tamworth Regional Council supported the mural as part of it’s public art program for the region.
“Public art is a fantastic way to connect community, and we are proud to be able to support a local artist to bring this area of Nundle to life with the community garden,” said Tamworth Regional Council Director of Gallery and Museums Bridget Guthrie.
Events will continue to unfold in Nundle across the weekend as the Nundle CWA Art Exhibition and Sale begins Friday evening, the Nundle Twilight Christmas Markets opening on Saturday, along with a Wet Felt Hat Making workshop.
The Nundle CWA Art Exhibition and Sale will be held at the Nundle School of Arts memorial Hall and will showcase an exhibition of local and state wide original art works across the weekend, with judging to occur on the opening night. This event will occur on Friday 10 November 7pm – 10pm, Saturday 11 November 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday 12 November 10am – 3:30pm.
The Nundle Twilight Christmas Market will see the Nundle Woollen Mill Grounds come alive with stalls, Christmas lights, music, food, games and of course a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday 11 November from 4:30pm – 8:30pm.
The Wet Felt Hat Making Workshop is the first of the Oakenville Farm Summer Series and with the guidance of Jo-Anne Barr will give people the opportunity to learn the art of hat-making using wool/felt on Saturday 11 November 9am – 3pm.
For more information on these events in Nundle please visit www.destinationtamworth.com.au/whats-on
Top image: artist Natasha Soonchild (Annabelle Hickson)