Artists are getting creative
LOCAL artists have banded together under the guidance of Sharon Herne in the Creative Seeds exhibition.
The exhibition will be held at the Heritage Courthouse Rochester from November 23 to December 2 and features a diverse range of works in a variety of art mediums: both twoand three-dimensional work, photography and textiles.
Ms Herne had noticed the rise of art in our region and decided an exhibition would be a fantastic opportunity to showcase local talent.
‘‘Over the last few years, events such as the Mural Festival, the bi-annual Rochester Fine Arts Exhibition and the amazing paintings by Jimmy D’vate on our silos have raised Rochester’s arts profile,’’ she said.
‘‘As an art educator I felt there was a need to provide an opportunity for our local creative community, in particular our emerging and younger artists to display their work to the public.
‘‘Holding an exhibition for local established and emerging artists gives people a chance to display their work and interact with other artists.’’
After a number of discussions with Heather Watson, president of the Rotary Club of Rochester, the pair have joined forces to stage the inaugural Creative Seeds. Proceeds raised from the exhibition will go towards the renovations and garden development at the Heritage Courthouse Rochester, which are managed by Rotary.
There will be an entry fee of $2, and artists will be given the opportunity to sell their work. A small commission from any sales will also go towards the renovations.
The exhibition will be open from 10am to 5pm on November 24-25, 4pm-7pm during the following week and 10am-5pm on December 1 before finishing on Sunday, December 2 at 3pm.
If you would like to be involved in the exhibition, contact Sharon on 0409 280 509 or email@example.com.