Artists are get­ting cre­ative

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

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 myth­fyre12@big­pond.com.

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