New courses, details below or view in the MACC Calendar 

Millinery for the Spring Racing Carnival

Headpiece Workshop  with Petra Wollermann

Dates:  24-25 September 2022

Where:  Murrurundi Railway Station

Time:    10am-4pm

Fees:      $100 members   non members $110

Payment of $100 to:

Regional Australia Bank, MACC, BSB 93200, account 419346

Your name and headpiece workshop

By 20 September 2022

The 2-day workshop will be a taster of millinery techniques so to produce a headpiece ‘fascinator’ for spring summer racing. In the course we will make a foundation then wire the piece before covering and decorating it. The foundation could be a teardrop, crown, pill box or peached style.

I will bring along hat blocks from my collection to use.

The foundation will be covered and then decorated. French tooled flowers will be cut and made as well as feather quills shaped for sewing onto the headpiece.  Your project will then be lined and complete with comb, headband, or pin loops to that you don’t have any slip ups when walking down your own catwalk.

Skills learned will include:

  • French tooling silk flowers
  • Thermo foundation creation
  • Covering the foundation with fabric
  • Wiring a headpiece
  • Grosgrain head fit finish off
  • Manipulating feather quills
  • Securing headpiece to either comb, pin loops or headband.
  1. Bring a plate for potluck lunch.  Tea, coffee, and gluten free cake will be provided for morning/afternoon tea.
  2. We will be doing the workshop at the newly restored east end of the railway rooms

Things to think about

Do you have fabric that you would like to use that match or complement your fashion in the field outfit?

What colours to you like to wear? Is this for a special occasion? Have a look at what is trending in the  media that you would like to make?  Bring your ideas and let’s start them.

For more information see this flyer.

Oct 1 – 2, 2022
Course fee $100 for MACC members.

Exploring Aboriginal Art, workshop Penny Dalton CASP (TBC)

Murrurundi Online Photographic Art Prize and Exhibition

Entries opening 30 September. Details for entry will be updated here and via social media soon.

Mosaics in Professional Row

Listen and share Petra being interviewed on local ABC Tamworth. Follow this link and fast forward about 14 minutes. 🙂

2022 Murrurundi Arts & Crafts Prize and Exhibition

Entries closed 29 May 2022 

AGL ‘Best in Show Award’ – $1,000

Runner Up Award – $500

Highly Commended Awards – $100 each

Paint it, draw it, kiln it, etch it, shape it, cut it, linocut it, print it, bend it, smith it, solder it, weld it, sew it, bead it, knit it, weave it, felt it,

meld it, crochet it, patchwork it, sculpt it, mosaic it!

Just Create It 

Entries will be accepted from artists residing in the following postcodes

2328, 2329, 2333, 2336, 2337, 2338, 2339, 2340, 2341, 2342, 2343

 Opening Night – Friday 3 June 2022

Murrurundi RSL Hall at 6pm 

All Welcome (COVID-19 Safety Plan)

$15.00 entry includes light supper & refreshments

 Exhibition open: 4-5 June and 11-13 June 10am to 4pm

Gold coin donation

Contact: Exhibition Secretary:


MACC High Tea & Exhibition – A GREAT SUCCESS, lets do it again soon 🙂

Check out the full 150th Murrurundi Railway program here.

Here’s our High Tea flyer, book & pay for your table at one of our three seating times here 🙂

NEW MACC Calendar

Check it out. Maybe even sign up for a course or workshop 🙂

Latest ed. of ArtSparks featuring:

What’s On ….
Conferences, Webinars and Workshops
Grants and Opportunities … 

French tooled silk flowers created at Petra’s course – lets have another one soon!

150th Railway weekend, high tea, exhibition and prizes

MACC will be there with a Pop-Up Cafe & High Tea

Check out the full program here.

Here’s our flyer, get involved.


Postcard Exchange for 2022 – Theme – INSIDE OUT

The theme for the Southern printmakers 2022 Postcard Exchange is Inside Out – see the MACC Calendar for details of MACC’s associated printmaking workshops.

Our first workshop, Postcard Exchange Print Edition, with Southern Printmakers, will be in early February and continue as small flexible groups until end of March. Each participant will create a Postcard size plate (usually linocut) and print an edition of 11, see attached guidelines. There will be a small fee to cover the plate, ink and paper. Beginners are most welcome, tools and press provided.  Please register your interest by 31 January via email to MACC Phone Lyn 0431393188 if you have any questions.


The inaugural Murrurundi Creative Festival will be held in November 2022, if COVID-19 permits!

Watch this space …


Pilar Helmers Evening Talk 22 January 2022 ‘God’s Waiting Room – Murrurundi’ – Exhibition: Mountain ~  Valley ~ River

Artists Talk – God’s Waiting Room Murrurundi – Saturday Evening 22 January 2022

Movie of Exhibition


Masks Workshop