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SECAN INC

SECAN INC SECAN is the South Eastern Contemporary Art Network. We are a dynamic group of contemporary artists who work across a diverse range of styles and mediums.

SECAN members meet monthly alternating between semi-formal gatherings at our gallery/ studio space in Berwick and more casual gatherings at one of our members studios or homes. Our meetings focus on the progress of individual and group activities and projects. Members also share and discuss their work with the group.

Operating as usual

Here she comes! Supervised printmaking access for members and public workshops. Exciting times ahead!
02/04/2022

Here she comes! Supervised printmaking access for members and public workshops. Exciting times ahead!

Picking up a special delivery to Gate 6 Gallery + Studio. Big thank you to @jenniivins for loaning her awesome printing press to the space and hubby @harryclift for getting there.

Black Ink and Watercolor Bleed into Hazy Creatures in Endre Penovác's Paintings
12/03/2022
Black Ink and Watercolor Bleed into Hazy Creatures in Endre Penovác's Paintings

Black Ink and Watercolor Bleed into Hazy Creatures in Endre Penovác's Paintings

Serbian artist Endre Penovác (previously) wrangles the bleeds of black ink and watercolor in his shadowy renderings of domestic and wild animals. Sometimes delineating a talon or ear with thin markings, Penovác primarily allows the medium to run across the paper, transforming a housecat or chicken...

05/02/2022
Jenni Ivins at Cannibal Creek Vinyard

Though this happened yesterday, I shall be accepting photo suggestions for the North West part of Cardinia Shire until Thursday 10 February.
But it would be better to send something sooner, so I can fit it more neatly into the design.
The Cannibal Creek Winery and Restaurant mind drawing will be in the Gazette on Wednesday week.
The Brunch On McBride mind Drawing will be in the Gazette this Wednesday.

Today SECAN member Kathleen Kendall hung her first ever solo exhibition at the Cranbourne Library in the Art Space.   Th...
07/12/2021

Today SECAN member Kathleen Kendall hung her first ever solo exhibition at the Cranbourne Library in the Art Space. The artwork will be on show from today 7 December 2021 to 9 January 2022.

This is a free exhibition and she is hoping it will bring joy to fellow cat lovers out there. For those that came to the SECAN open studio during the Winter Arts Festival this is the result of the demonstrations Kathleen was giving throughout the event.

Please go out and see the exhibition and enjoy the library space and the other venues in this complex.

@KathleenKendallArtistAustralia for FB open page
#kathleenkendallartist for Insta

Big thank you to Meg Larkin at the Casey Council art team for all her support.

Cranbourne Library

Address: 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East VIC 3977

Hours:
Monday 10am–6pm
Tuesday 10am–5pm
Wednesday 10am–5pm
Thursday 10am–5pm
Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 10am–1pm
Sunday Closed

It's great to have our gallery up and running again. Our end of year show opens tomorrow at Gate 6 Gallery at 5pm. It wi...
03/12/2021

It's great to have our gallery up and running again. Our end of year show opens tomorrow at Gate 6 Gallery at 5pm. It will be open weekends, 11 - 3, until the 19th December. Gate 6, Cardinia St, Berwick.

Dreamers, Makers, Shapers - Photographs by Glenn Guy Open NOW Cardinia Cultural Centre Tue-Sun 10-3A number of SECAN art...
13/11/2021

Dreamers, Makers, Shapers - Photographs by Glenn Guy
Open NOW Cardinia Cultural Centre Tue-Sun 10-3

A number of SECAN artists contributed to this project. It was undertaken to create awareness of Cardinias local creative, the value of artists to our communities and to celebrate inclusion, diversity and creativity across Cardinia Shire.

13/11/2021

Dreamers, Makers, Shapers - Photographs by Glenn Guy
Open NOW Cardinia Cultural Centre Tue-Sun 10-3

A number of SECAN artists contributed to this project. It was undertaken to create awareness of Cardinias local creative, the value of artists to our communities and to celebrate inclusion, diversity and creativity across Cardinia Shire.

Here’s my first #CardiArtsChallenge response. The challenge is running over the next two weeks. Follow the Cardinia Cult...
01/11/2021

Here’s my first #CardiArtsChallenge response.
The challenge is running over the next two weeks. Follow the Cardinia Cultural Centre to find out more.

Today’s topic was ‘Halloween’ and I started this picture by drawing one of the bones, followed by the pumpkin and part of the tomb stone. If you turn it around you can see different subjects.
(I call the style Mind Drawing.)

I challenge you to join the fun.
You can use anything you like to make your art response as two dimensional art, sculpture, costume, photos …

A few weeks back I got to have a chat with the lovely Sue Weeks Stitchery Stories and here is my podcast about my Textil...
31/10/2021

A few weeks back I got to have a chat with the lovely Sue Weeks Stitchery Stories and here is my podcast about my Textile Artwork

https://www.stitcherystories.com/listen/
Jemartem Textile Studio Jenniemaree Art

28/10/2021

Calling all artists of any skill level... do we have a challenge for you! 📣

Our first CardiArt Challenge kicks off next Monday 1 November.

Each day for two weeks, we will set you a challenge... all you need to do is respond to the daily prompt in any creative medium of your choosing!

When you’re done, post your creation to your Instagram account and tag us using #CardiArtChallenge so we can repost it on the Cardinia Cultural Centre page.

Happy creating! 🎨✨

Photos from Casey Arts's post
24/10/2021

Photos from Casey Arts's post

Incredibly Lifelike Insects Crafted out of Bamboo by Noriyuki Saitoh
22/10/2021
Incredibly Lifelike Insects Crafted out of Bamboo by Noriyuki Saitoh

Incredibly Lifelike Insects Crafted out of Bamboo by Noriyuki Saitoh

Capturing anatomical essences with uncanny skill, Japanese artist Noriyuki Saitoh constructs life-sized insects using bamboo. The natural material's versatility lends a surprisingly wide range of colors and textures to each creature. And although the first impression is of insects that are ready to

Photos from Unseen Realistic's post
22/10/2021

Photos from Unseen Realistic's post

Photos from Casey Arts's post
16/10/2021

Photos from Casey Arts's post

07/10/2021

💫 CALL OUT! 💫

Casey Arts is seeking to support local artists, their work and their voices through our new mini-features initiative for South East based artists and creatives.

If you are an artist, creative or maker from the South East, send us a message with up to seven images of your works along with some insight into your practise (prompts below) to be shared in our mini-features series on Instagram…
* What is your favourite medium?
* Who are your biggest artistic influences?
* What inspires your work and subject matter?
* Does your identity define your art?

#southeastartists #callout #localartists #caseyarts #minifeature #insightintoyourart

14/09/2021

Calling all budding photographers! September is Biodiversity Month and to celebrate the City of Casey is holding a Photo Competition, open to all! To take part, simply snap a pic of some of Casey's local biodiversity (ecosystems, native plants/animals, and micro-organisms!) and then submit your photo via the link below by 5.00 PM, Thursday 30 September 2021 for a chance to win a great prize!
https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/news/biodiversity-month-photo-competition

Innumerable Metal Leaves and Flowers Cloak Intricately Sculpted Animals by Taiichiro Yoshida
03/09/2021
Innumerable Metal Leaves and Flowers Cloak Intricately Sculpted Animals by Taiichiro Yoshida

Innumerable Metal Leaves and Flowers Cloak Intricately Sculpted Animals by Taiichiro Yoshida

Japanese artist Taiichiro Yoshida (previously) continues his surveys into the possibilities of metalsmithing with a new series of elaborately layered sculptures. Spending between two and six months on each work, Yoshida meticulously molds copper, bronze, silver, and other materials by hand, creating

31/08/2021

Old recycled telephone cords. Telephone Sheep by Jean Luc Cornec...

25/08/2021
Wrinkled Drapery and Speckled Orbs Disguise the Figures of Jessica Calderwood's Peculiar Sculptures
24/08/2021
Wrinkled Drapery and Speckled Orbs Disguise the Figures of Jessica Calderwood's Peculiar Sculptures

Wrinkled Drapery and Speckled Orbs Disguise the Figures of Jessica Calderwood's Peculiar Sculptures

Indiana-based artist Jessica Calderwood imbues her whimsically camouflaged figures with questions about the female psyche. Whether covered by a polka-dotted orb or stuck in a ruffled tube of fabric, her nondescript women are temporarily trapped by their environments, their only defining features the

Crocheted Penne, Ravioli, and Spaghetti Recreate Pasta as Fiber-Rich Renditions
23/08/2021
Crocheted Penne, Ravioli, and Spaghetti Recreate Pasta as Fiber-Rich Renditions

Crocheted Penne, Ravioli, and Spaghetti Recreate Pasta as Fiber-Rich Renditions

Normalynn Ablao swaps starch for fiber in her crocheted pantry staples. The California-based crafter shapes penne, coils of spaghetti, and stuffed tortellini, creating piles of yellow pasta from tightly looped yarn. Whether crocheting individual macaroni or ricotta-and-sauce-filled lasagna, the text

Photos from Cardinia Arts's post
21/08/2021

Photos from Cardinia Arts's post

21/08/2021

Enjoy the arts and connect with your community in the leisure of your own home.

Spotlights from the Winter Arts Festival are now available to watch online. The vignettes, a series of short digital stories, give an insightful view into some of the creative minds involved in the festival. Sharing their stories, the artists open up about their passion, creative processes and the importance of sense of community.

To view the series of Winters Arts Festival spotlights visit:
https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/winter-arts-festival

Timeline photos
21/08/2021

Timeline photos

Humorous Sculptures Twisted Into Unconventional Forms by Sergio Garcia
21/08/2021
Humorous Sculptures Twisted Into Unconventional Forms by Sergio Garcia

Humorous Sculptures Twisted Into Unconventional Forms by Sergio Garcia

Dallas-based artist Sergio Garcia creates simple, yet surreal moments within his sculptures, often incorporating realistic hands that are paused in the act of forming a bubble, or spray painting a wall. In one sculpture in particular, By Any Means, a miniature hand reaches out from a pencil's eraser

Crocheted Hams and Hairdryers by Trevor Smith Evoke Memories of Mid-Century Domesticity
20/08/2021
Crocheted Hams and Hairdryers by Trevor Smith Evoke Memories of Mid-Century Domesticity

Crocheted Hams and Hairdryers by Trevor Smith Evoke Memories of Mid-Century Domesticity

By day, Trevor Smith is a local council worker in Victoria, Australia. After hours, Smith creates replicas of elaborate meals and household appliances in crocheted wool. Cheese platters, baked hams, toasters, and hair dryers are carefully constructed using foam armatures underneath the woolen exteri

Baskets Made of Twisted Copper Wire Evoke Seed Pods, Marine Creatures, and Other Organic Forms
16/08/2021
Baskets Made of Twisted Copper Wire Evoke Seed Pods, Marine Creatures, and Other Organic Forms

Baskets Made of Twisted Copper Wire Evoke Seed Pods, Marine Creatures, and Other Organic Forms

Whether standing a few inches tall or reaching more than a foot, the metallic vessels that Sally Blake weaves are all inspired by a single, skeletonized seedpod the Canberra-based artist found herself in possession of. "It was given to me by someone who understood my grief after my mother died, and

Photos from National Gallery of Victoria's post
15/08/2021

Photos from National Gallery of Victoria's post

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Gate 6, Junction Of Gamble And Cardinia Streets
Berwick, VIC
3806

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We meet once a month at 1pm usually the second Saturday of the month. Please check the calendar on our website to check our scheduled next meeting. We hold exhibitions of our work in the Casey/Cardinia areas.

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Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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Here she comes! Supervised printmaking access for members and public workshops. Exciting times ahead!
Though this happened yesterday, I shall be accepting photo suggestions for the North West part of Cardinia Shire until Thursday 10 February. But it would be better to send something sooner, so I can fit it more neatly into the design. The Cannibal Creek Winery and Restaurant mind drawing will be in the Gazette on Wednesday week. The Brunch On McBride mind Drawing will be in the Gazette this Wednesday.
Today SECAN member Kathleen Kendall hung her first ever solo exhibition at the Cranbourne Library in the Art Space. The artwork will be on show from today 7 December 2021 to 9 January 2022. This is a free exhibition and she is hoping it will bring joy to fellow cat lovers out there. For those that came to the SECAN open studio during the Winter Arts Festival this is the result of the demonstrations Kathleen was giving throughout the event. Please go out and see the exhibition and enjoy the library space and the other venues in this complex. @KathleenKendallArtistAustralia for FB open page #kathleenkendallartist for Insta Big thank you to Meg Larkin at the Casey Council art team for all her support. Cranbourne Library Address: 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East VIC 3977 Hours: Monday 10am–6pm Tuesday 10am–5pm Wednesday 10am–5pm Thursday 10am–5pm Friday 10am–5pm Saturday 10am–1pm Sunday Closed
It's great to have our gallery up and running again. Our end of year show opens tomorrow at Gate 6 Gallery at 5pm. It will be open weekends, 11 - 3, until the 19th December. Gate 6, Cardinia St, Berwick.
Dreamers, Makers, Shapers - Photographs by Glenn Guy Open NOW Cardinia Cultural Centre Tue-Sun 10-3 A number of SECAN artists contributed to this project. It was undertaken to create awareness of Cardinias local creative, the value of artists to our communities and to celebrate inclusion, diversity and creativity across Cardinia Shire.
Dreamers, Makers, Shapers - Photographs by Glenn Guy Open NOW Cardinia Cultural Centre Tue-Sun 10-3 A number of SECAN artists contributed to this project. It was undertaken to create awareness of Cardinias local creative, the value of artists to our communities and to celebrate inclusion, diversity and creativity across Cardinia Shire.
Here’s my first #CardiArtsChallenge response. The challenge is running over the next two weeks. Follow the Cardinia Cultural Centre to find out more. Today’s topic was ‘Halloween’ and I started this picture by drawing one of the bones, followed by the pumpkin and part of the tomb stone. If you turn it around you can see different subjects. (I call the style Mind Drawing.) I challenge you to join the fun. You can use anything you like to make your art response as two dimensional art, sculpture, costume, photos …
A few weeks back I got to have a chat with the lovely Sue Weeks Stitchery Stories and here is my podcast about my Textile Artwork https://www.stitcherystories.com/listen/ Jemartem Textile Studio Jenniemaree Art