Art meets nature in Wingeel exhibition
Residents who love exploring amazing art needn’t look further, with a WAMA exhibition to be held 16-25 November at the elegant Lucy McEachern Studio Gallery at Wingeel, near Inverleigh. The exhibition features work in a wide variety of mediums and styles by artists who look to the environment for inspiration.
WAMA is a project to establish in the Halls Gap area a world-class botanic gardens and gallery to feature art inspired by nature. To raise awareness of the project WAMA regularly organises exhibitions, workshops, and schools programs at the site and in other locations.
Louise Tegart, recently appointed Director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat will open the exhibition on Friday 16 November at 6.30pm.
Exhibiting artists include Janet Laurence, Ewan Ross, Lyn Dickson, Jennifer Marshall, Vida Pearson, Anton Hasell, Rosalind Lawson, Trevor Smith, Lucy McEchearn, Peter Voice, Silvio Apponyi, Steve Morvell, John Tiddy, John Pastoriza-Pinol, John Wolseley and Les Sprague. This selection of creatives includes internationally and nationally renowned artists as well as Ballarat artists.
Their work ranges from illustrative to abstract, and some are declared environmental activists. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, prints, and sculptures of hand-made paper, crotchet, felted and natural fibres, bronze and steel.
The Curator, Merle Hathaway, was a former Director of Horsham Regional Art Gallery and Executive Officer of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria. More recently she established The Artist’s Cat., a cataloguing, advice and curatorial service for artists and artist’s estates.
The exhibition will be open weekends from 10am-5pm, and mid-week for groups and individuals by calling Lucy McEachern on 0419 892 259. Each weekend, speakers will talk about their work and how art can be inspired by nature.
For more information about the WAMA Project, visit www.WAMA.net.au.