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Gallery Bodalla Launches Virtual Exhibitions

This weekend Gallery Bodalla launches the first virtual show of the season online at to fit with COVID safe practices. Art lovers will be able to enjoy a virtual exhibition tour of vibrant artworks created by renowned artists and colourists Prue Acton and Merv Moriarty

Former icon of Australian fashion Prue Acton has now turned her eye for beauty to creating still life paintings inspired by the vibrant colours of the Australian bush. In this body of work Prue is inspired by the yellow wattles of spring, and the play of light on the ground with late autumn pears, creating an experience of luminosity – a colour experience in the viewer’s eye.

Merv Moriarty is a master of colour and loves the rawness of working in the field. Immersed in the elements of the far South Coast this collection demonstrates the beauty and drama of the sapphire oceans along the coast. This show has been travelling throughout Queensland and now returns home to its original inspiration.

Gallery Bodalla director Valerie Faber said: “Virtual exhibitions enable Gallery Bodalla to continue to show the work of the wonderful artists I have been privileged to exhibit in the past.

“By visiting you will be able to take an easy virtual tour of the show in the gallery and browse photographs and catalogue details of the works, with the facility to buy online from the shop.

“I look forward to support from the community and hope you enjoy this COVID-safe gallery experience, until we can return to easier, more convivial times.”

Above: Prue Acton in her studio (photo by Valerie Faber).

Above: Merv Moriarty painting lakeside.

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