2013 awards

What a great 1st day we had for Wrapped in St Marys!

Radio interview with Chris Whisbey on ABC Statewide at 7.12 am, yarnbombing at 8 am, and power poles wrapped by 9 am.

The rest of the day was full of activity, with the market in the town hall, exhibitions at Gone Rustic, St Marys Childcare and the Community Hall.  There was a great ‘buzz’ as people strolled around admiring the street art and taking advantage of all the activities on offer, such as an exhibition of  batik panels by St Marys Highschool Students:

Fifty people attended the awards presentation at 4 pm.  Event co-ordinator Rita Summers welcomed everyone and expressed thanks to all the sponsors and participants.  Afternoon tea with locally made pizza and cream sponge cakes, as well as hot sausage rolls, party pies and mini spring rolls, warmed and fuelled everyone before votes were taken on the connected textile art display.  Janet Drummond, co-ordinator of the St Marys School Association Op Shop, presented certificates and vouchers to the winners (Rita and Ros).

Then GET president Peter Troode spoke briefly before handing over to Vice-President Wendy Fowler, who presented the awards with assistance from Break O’Day mayor, Sarah Schmerl.

The winners for 2013 are:

Group, junior categorySt Marys Childcare (certificate + $150)

Group, adultSt Marys School Association Op Shop (certificate + $150)

Connected, theme, 2ndKelly Farrell (certificate and $150)

Connect, theme, 1stJudy Duckett (certificate and $250)

Open, textile artStitchedupmama (certificate and $300)

Congratulations to all the winners and to all the entrants!  The standard was very high, and the judges had a difficult task in deciding on who should receive the awards.  An executive decision was made to offer a 2nd prize this year in the theme category because of this dilemma.  Rather a nice position to be in!

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on a mission

Stitchedupmama and friends are on a mission!

  • the mission: knit/crochet squares or rectangles (25 cm wide, ties added)
  • the purpose: yarnbomb a St. Marys landmark on 1 + 2 June
  • the event: Wrapped in St Marys 2013

Stitchedupmama’s efforts so far –

And her partners in crime –

  • twirlygig
  • madmother
  • dreambear
  • terrorist terrier
  • nakal & co.
  • a-nony-mous
  • the nennster

Updates and pics soon …

wrap a power pole

There’s still time to enter your textile art in our Wrapped in St Marys 2013 event – download an entry form here and get creative!

Here are some of last year’s entries to inspire you:Power pole wraps 2012 - St Marys Tas

Cash prizes in several categories – and the added bonus is that your art will be there for our locals and visitors to enjoy!

2013 program

It’s building up to be a wonderful Wrapped in St Marys event this year!

A number of businesses and community organisations are participating – more than in 2012, which is great.

Some have even offered discounts on presentation of the program!

Street art, exibitions, the annual car show and more are on offer.

AND the latest news is that there will be a shuttle bus service around the streets, thanks to Community Transport Services Tasmania.  Great for anyone who isn’t as mobile as they would like to be!

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The program also includes details about where to eat, where to stay and even where to go to church on Sunday.

Time to start making plans to come and stay for a great weekend!  And don’t forget your winter woollies …

Download a copy of the full program here:

Program – Wrapped in St Marys 2013

enter your textile art

Wrapped in St Marys has become an annual event!  Hooray!

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Are you a textile artist?

Then you might like to download this entry form and keep a power pole warm this June:

Official Entry Form 2013 – Wrapped in St Marys

Are you a business or community member who would like to participate?

Download this file to join in:

Business + Community Participation 2013 – Wrapped in St Marys

Help us put our beautiful town and valley ON THE MAP!

St Marys icon featured in new book!

gonerustic

this book has just been published and features museums and small collections in tasmania

page 65 features my favourite man and the museum he set up, called st marys cranks and tinkerers

it also features his prized 1949 anglia ford tourermuseum book - 3he opened the museum in an old supermarket a few years ago, and when that was put up for sale, he had to pack it up

now the museum is open again, in the historic st marys railway station

this very high-quality book was put together by museum consultant sue atkinsonmuseum book - 1our copy features her personal autographmuseum book - 2tasmania is full of treasures and this book is a great way to find out about them!

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YES!

Recently, I blogged about the strong possibility for ongoing funding for our Wrapped in St Marys event.

And the good news is …

We have secured funding for 2013, and as an annual event thereafter!

Many thanks to Break O’Day Council, which has agreed to provide ongoing funding.

Now the preparations will begin – more soon!

Power pole wraps 2012 - St Marys Tas