The Pastel Society kicks off 2018 with its first exhibition/sale of artist’s works, both framed and unframed not only pastel but in other medium on Sunday 21st January at 12 noon. We invite all visitors and residents to attend to view the amazing work of our local artists. From Monday 22 January the exhibition will be open from 10am – 4 pm daily and continues until 29th January finishing on 2 pm that day.
Held at the Batemans Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, George Bass Drive, Malua Bay entry is by gold coin which assists the Surf Club.
On Wednesday 24th January commencing10 am until 12 noon we will run a free children’s activity where young and young at heart are invited to participate, experiment and play with the pastel medium and take home their works. However, children under the age of 6 are to be accompanied by an adult.
Due to the enormous success of our beginner’s workshops in 2017 we will again hold our next series. The cost of beginners is $30 per workshop. Our 1st beginners- Landscape with Eric Strachan is however already completely booked (but we hope to repeat this again later in year). Following workshops are - March 17th Mixed Media/Pastel with Nina Poulton, May 19th Warren Jones – beginners Seascape, June 16 Jim Chaffey – beginners Still Life and August 18 Lyn Woolridge Intermediate Rivers & Seascapes. Those wishing to add names should do so as soon as possible to the growing list.
Reminder to artists, that final submission date for your entry into the National Pastel Open Exhibition is Friday 2 March, 2018. Details can be found on our website.
First Society meeting for year will be on 6th February 10.15am at the Tomakin Sports & Leisure Club and we will also incorporate an information session on photographing your art work.
email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Nina Poulton on 0409037571
Above: Dani Williams with her work titled “Sirens Three”
Award winning Moruya artist Dani Williams work take on a strong abstract/contemporary interpretation of landscape/seascape featuring strong colour, movement and line. More recently her subject matters are more of a whimsical and fantasy nature.
Dani originally from Lake Bolac in the western district of Victoria developed a lifelong love of art, music and all things theatrical and went on to complete her Batchelor of Arts in Art History, Music & Drama. She sang professionally in various bands and theatre productions throughout Vic, NSW & ACT. In between teaching and raising 5 children which allowed her little time to pick up paint brushes, so she found pastels an easy medium, rich in colour, tactile and satisfying her artistic need.
She and her husband moved to the South Coast 14 years ago and has been a Pastel Society member ever since. She has also been actively involved with community associations and inaugural Granite Town Music Festival & Riverlights projects. Her unique works are found locally and nationally and will form part of this exhibition.