COLOURS OF FRIENDSHIP
AN exhibition opening at Joondalup Art Gallery this week celebrates 30 years of friendship and artistic talent inspired by a love of colour.
Clare Yates, Carl Altmann and Mignon Smith first met at Altmann’s art history classes at Carine Tafe in the 1990s.
They painted together until Smith moved to Queensland recently.
The Say it With Paint exhibition is an eclectic collection of their work and documents their shared joy in colour and a friendship that has spanned decades.
Altmann encouraged people to visit the community gallery in Central Walk during their exhibition, which is open until April 28.
“There is no entry fee and there is enough range in this exhibition that almost everyone will find a work that captivates them,” he said.
“With many of our fine art galleries closing in recent years, the role of community supported galleries is increasingly important for people who enjoy original artworks. Art has a great capacity to enrich our lives.”
The artists use a variety of media, including oils, acrylic, watercolours, inks, pastels, crayons and collage.
The gallery will be open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10.30am to 5pm. On weekends it will be open from 1pm to 5pm.
Clare Yates’ painting, Stepped Garden.
Duncraig artists Clare Yates and Carl Altmann.