French im­pres­sions

Eastern Reporter - - News - Kristie Lim

Wa­ter­colour artists and pho­tog­ra­phers drew in­spi­ra­tion from a trip to France to hold an ex­hi­bi­tion at El­lis House in Bayswa­ter.

FROM France to Bayswa­ter, a group of wa­ter­colour artists and pho­tog­ra­phers will show­case im­pres­sions of their trav­els through French laneways and stu­dios at an ex­hi­bi­tion this month.

In Septem­ber 2017, 12 artists and pho­tog­ra­phers vis­ited places where the im­pres­sion­ist move­ment be­gan – in­clud­ing Fon­tainebleau, Mont­martre and Giverny in France.

The move­ment started in the 19th cen­tury and in­volved can­vases depict­ing quiet land­scapes through small brush strokes and open com­po­si­tion.

Wa­ter­colour artists Sue Hib­bert, of Mt Law­ley, and Gerri Box, of North Perth, are part of the group, which will hold the French Im­pres­sions art and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion at El­lis House in Bayswa­ter from Novem­ber 8 to 25.

A cock­tail open­ing night event will be held on Novem­ber 9 from 6pm to 9pm, with tick­ets $10 and in­clud­ing French fin­ger food.

“We are go­ing to be dis­play­ing our vis­ual di­aries from our trip and we have got the artist in res­i­dence room avail­able to us, so over the three weeks that the ex­hi­bi­tion is on, we will be tak­ing turns be­ing there,” Hib­bert said.

“We will have two rooms of wa­ter­colour paint­ings and we will have one room of pho­to­graphs.”

Box said laneways were an “artist’s de­light”.

“When you travel, you still have your cam­era with you but when you are at a place look­ing from a point of view to get a paint­ing out of it, you ex­pe­ri­ence it dif­fer­ently,” she said.

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