A New Year for Creative Exchange!

We are super excited to have welcomed 10 participants to the next round of Creative Exchange. This time, we are joined by Kirsty, Deirdre, Andrea, Cheryl, Annette, Caroline, Betty-ann, Alison, Catherine and Bernadette (for a second round!).

It’s a lot of fun getting to know each other and how we each work – really looking forward to diving deep together.

Over the next few months, we’ll be adding profiles of each participant, so you can learn a bit about them and their work too!

Support for your Creative Goals in 2021…

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We are currently accepting expressions of interest for our third round of the Duck ‘n Weave Creative Exchange program, which will begin in May 2021.

The Creative Exchange is a twelve-month program – we meet for three hours, ten times for the year and discuss a range of topics relating to your artwork, your aspirations and inspirations, and challenges you may be facing. Our main interests are goals, accountability and action!

And by ‘artwork’, we mean any creative pursuits! Among our participants, we have had writers, a pastry chef, a jeweller, textile artists, painters….. If you’d like your own personal cheer squad, we’re here for you!

The program will be run out of Adelaide, South Australia, but as we will be meeting online via Zoom, location shouldn’t stop you from joining in! This year, we have been able to include a few in-person meetups, and a few times, people living near each other have Zoomed from one location, which has been lovely, too. We’ll see what next year brings!

More information can be found here.

Safe Travels & Meet the Maker – SALA 2020

After the upheaval of this year, we weren’t actually planning much for the SALA Festival this year, but things have worked in our favour and now we present TWO wonderful events!!

First up, Duck n Weave + Friends will be exhibiting Safe Travels at Ginger’s Coffee Studio in Goodwood. We had an exhibition here in 2017, so it’s lovely to return! We are excited to be joined by our current and some previous Creative Exchange participants. Our work will be there all through August and beyond…

And then, at the end of SALA, we present Meet the Maker – a virtual gathering of artists we admire and envy!! Throughout the day, we will be speaking online to each of them about their art practice, but also how they’ve dealt with the threat and disruption caused by COVID19. Check out our M+M page for the details… It’s going to be an online adventure!

Creative Exchange 2019 Graduates

Today was a fitting date for our three amazing Creative Exchange participants to complete their program with Duck ‘n Weave – they took their ‘creative leap’ on Feb 29th!

We’ve not only forged lovely friendships over the last twelve months, but also kept each other accountable creatively. We’ve cheered each other on when challenges have arisen, and commiserated when things have gone awry. And because creativity doesn’t exist in a vacuum, we’ve also shared other milestones together too!

We spent time reflecting on the benefits of the Creative Exchange and will have something to share with you shortly based on these conversations.

In the meantime, we wish Fatema, Sue and Naomi all the best for their creative endeavours – a new studio space, a book, online workshops, using the word ‘artist’ near your name… so much to look forward to! Thanks for joining us in the inaugural Creative Exchange xx

You can find out more about these artists in our Participant Profiles page.

If you are interested in joining the next Creative Exchange, starting at the end of May 2020, check out our information page for more details about cost and structure.

Balance – Fringe 2020

Our exhibition for the Fringe Festival in 2020 is about trying to find a place somewhere in between chaos and boredom, light and dark…

Cheryl, Donna & Niccy at the opening of Balance.
Work by Donna Gordge.
There’s always hidden treasure at Cru if you look for it! Work by Cheryl Evans.
Work on the right wall is by Cheryl Evans (large blue paintings) and Niccy Pallant (smaller framed pieces).
We are so grateful to Martin and Deb at Cru Tapas Bar & Kitchen for their continuing relationship with Duck n Weave.

New Creative Exchange for 2020

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for the next Duck ‘n Weave Creative Exchange program, which will begin in May 2020.

The Creative Exchange is a twelve-month program – we meet for three hours, ten times for the year and discuss a range of topics relating to your artwork, your aspirations and inspirations, and challenges you may be facing. Our main interests are goals, accountability and action!

The next program will be run out of Adelaide, South Australia, but as we will be meeting online via Zoom to comply with current physical distancing requirements, location shouldn’t stop you from joining in!

More information can be found here.

3 x Three – SALA 2019

Cheryl’s ceramic dots feature on this poster.
Cheryl, our resident curator, hanging work for 3 x Three. We love this wall at Cru…
Niccy, Cheryl and Donna at the opening of 3 x Three. We are each represented in the work visible behind us.