Ex­cite­ment builds for art ex­hi­bi­tion

North East Tourist News - - RUTHERGLEN -

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.

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