Excitement builds for art exhibition
ONE of the highlights on the Rutherglen calendar, the Rutherglen District Artists’ Society Inc are busy preparing for their 23rd annual art and photography exhibition, to be held at the Rutherglen Memorial Hall from March 11-20, 2016.
The exhibition will include the work of two prominent Australian artists, John Olando Birt and Ron Muller.
Broken Hill-born and Adelaide-educated, John Olando Birt attended the South Australian School of Art, studying Fine Art and Art History, and later studied industrial design before moving into the automotive industry.
Now based in Melbourne, he is an accomplished oil painter and given his background, has a keen eye for mechanical objects, including boats.
He is passionate about capturing mood and light in his paintings and prefers to paint on location to capture the essence of the subject.
Ron Muller is widely recognised as an outstanding professional artist and teacher, and conducts numerous workshops both in Australia and overseas.
Largely self-taught, and with a diverse background in areas such as mechanical engineering, theology, psychology and personal management, he is best known for his mastery of watercolours and is highly influenced by the Romantic tradition of painting.
The exhibition will have an opening night on Friday, March 11, with a $15 entry fee including a light supper and a lucky program competition, as well as words from local councillor Bernard Gaffney.
For the remainder of the exhibition, the entry fee will be $5 per person including a lucky program, and it will be open from March 12-20 from 10am-4pm and on March 15 between 10am-3.30pm.
More information or entry forms for the exhibition can be obtained by contacting Pat Robinson on 0408 205200 or Judy Carmody on (02) 6032 8680.
CAPTURING MOOD: One of John Olando Birt’s portrayals of Venice.