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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

The Passion of Pastel and Poetry Exhibition - Apr 12 to 18th

Having just completed the Louise Corke workshop in mid-March, where 12 artists gained new insights & knowledge into the art of pastel painting, members are now rising to the latest challenge.

In a unique exhibition combining both visual & written expression, we have asked our members to create an art work where the painting is inspired by a poem or a poem inspired the art work.

The official opening will be on Saturday 15th April at 4.30pm where Nikki Cooper will read out selected member’s poems whilst visitors sip on a wine along with nibbles.

Nikki will then conduct a further poetry reading on Monday 17th April at 2.00pm. Poems read at this session will be from our member Jim Chaffey’s book of poems.

Most members have embraced this latest challenge which not only showcases their individual talents but their diversity. Along with the poetry selection of art, an open section is included for members not entering this selection. All work throughout the exhibition will be in pastel, subject matters ranging from landscape, seascape, still life and contemporary and will be for sale. Members of the public will be urged to vote for their favourite in the Viewer’s Choice award.

A raffle featuring 3 original art works by members, Eric Strachan, Warren Jones and Megan Dixon-Dawes will be on sale and drawn at the end of this exhibition.

Above: "Bedtime" by Jenny Murphy

A sample of Jenny Murphy’s poem titled “Bedtime” which will accompany her work.

“It’s time for bed, there’s a book to be read

Hop up here little bear

There’s nothing to fear

We’re warm & snug in our cosy rug

We’ll read stories and tales

Of dragon & whales

Of strawberries & cream

And soon those eyes will droop & dream.” The exhibition opens Wednesday 12 April and concludes on 18 April with opening hours being 10 am – 4pm daily and held at the Batemans Bay Surf Club, George Bass Drive, Malua Bay. Entry by gold coin assists the Surf Club.

New members are always welcome and information about the Society is available from our website, like us on facebook or email For further details contact Nina Poulton 0409037571.

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