Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

THERE are more than 100 rea­sons to at­tend this year’s Hale Fine Art ex­hi­bi­tion.

East Fre­man­tle’s Dale Frances and Fre­man­tle’s Tom Free­man will join more than 100 artists from around the state who will dis­play their paint­ings, mixed me­dia, jew­ellery, ce­ram­ics and sculp­tures at the pop­u­lar an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion.

Frances, pri­mar­ily a clay work artist, said she first took part in the ex­hi­bi­tion a cou­ple of years ago and en­joyed it so much she had been back ev­ery year since.

“I have cast three iden­ti­cal bowls, and three sets of four iden­ti­cal smaller ves­sels, all in porce­lain,” she said.

“Then, us­ing the ero­sion or wa­ter etch­ing process, I have formed two or three lay­ers into the clay, cre­at­ing mul­ti­ple lev­els of in­ter­est within the sur­face.

“It’s re­ally vi­tal that events like this are con­tin­ued be­cause it is get­ting more and more dif­fi­cult for Perth’s amaz­ing pool of tal­ent to gain ex­po­sure, with the con­tin­u­ing clos­ing of gal­leries and the in­flux of mass pro­duced ‘art’ from abroad.

“Peo­ple will have the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase af­ford­able art­work which is cu­rated both to a high stan­dard and with a won­der­ful va­ri­ety so there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one.”

The Hale Fine Art Show is on at Hale School in Wem­b­ley Downs from July 29 to 31.

Picture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d457231

Dale Frances is ex­hibit­ing in the Hale Fine Art Show.

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