“The Gallery” located at Mogo is hosting an art exhibition for the month of April. The theme is “Where We Live” and will feature paintings, sculpture and craft from local artists.
The Gallery is run by members of CABBI and normally features the artwork of about 30 members. Gallery Co-ordinator Laureen Phillips said, “We have about 130 financial members in CABBI, but due to space restrictions, only about 30 members can exhibit at any one time. This art exhibition will allow other members who normally are not in the gallery, to showcase their work.”
“Being a themed exhibition, artists are encouraged to feature their love of their environment and backyard, from the lakes, rivers, numerous beaches and estuaries, rainforests and national park that we call our home” Laureen said.
The exhibition will open on Tuesday 4 April and run until Sunday 30 April. “This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors and locals alike to visit The Gallery as it will take in the school holidays, Easter weekend and the Anzac long weekend” said Laureen. The public are also invited to the cocktail opening from 4pm – 5pm on Wednesday 5 April.
Although a small exhibition, this is the first time The Gallery has held a judged exhibition and Laureen Phillips is hoping that there will be more to come in the future. Andrea Warren, an experienced local artisan, will judge the show. Andrea holds an Honours Degree in Fine Arts, owned and operated the Morning Toast Art Gallery in Cygnet Tasmania, and has a wealth of expertise across many art disciplines. She has been selected for public art commissions, held numerous solo exhibitions, along with over 20 group exhibitions. Andrea comes with curatorial experience along with a history of organising events and workshops.
The Gallery is located at the southern end of Mogo Village and is open to the public 7 days per week. Enquiries can be made by ringing 44742243.
Above: Portia Dunn who will be exhibiting is pictured with her painting “Tubular Motion”