Our society undertook painting in the Dementia Wing of Karingal, Seymour's aged care residence.
We were asked to paint a scene on a wall to seem as if the viewer was looking through a window. Karingal's team of volunteers sold raffles to raise money to buy paint and supplies.
Our president, Valma worked hard organising purchase and mixing of paint, artists to help and she then painted a small depiction of a scene to be reproduced.
Many hours were spent working on the mural and the work provided entertainment for the residents and staff.
The finished result is very pleasing to the eye. We have been asked to come back and paint another wall and many a staff member passed the remark that there were lots of walls that could be painted with a mural.
Sunday, 4th December we had the presentation of our Annual Awards and combined it with the opening of our new exhibition.
We had open house from 2 until 4 pm, which included the awards presented by our president, Valma Crerar, Christmas Carols sung by the Avenel Singers, followed by afternoon tea.
A special presentation was made to Wendy Webster. She was given Life Membership for the wonderful work she has done for the society, She has contributed in many ways for many years and was the founder of our successful Art Beyond the Divide.
Congratulations to the Award winners for 2016:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR- Pauline Taylor
HANGING COMMITTEE AWARD - Alan Brown
MONTHLY MEDAL AWARD - Sally Connell
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - Ann Voogt
We enjoyed a lovely afternoon and feel pleased with our latest works that are on display.
In the main gallery we have a large exhibition, including a wide variety of styles and topics, presented in different media. This exhibition will be in show for three months.
The smaller Charles August Gallery is showing our Small Treasures exhibition. In there you will find works proced under $100, which make great Christmas gifts.
The Annual Exhibition of the society is now on show at the Old Courthouse Gallery. This exhibition will be available to see for three months. It is an especially good exhibition featuring work done to a high standard. All works are for sale and can be bought through the wonderful volunteers in the Information Centre. The exhibition is open every day from 9am until 5pm.