The Seymour Art Society opened our first exhibition for 2021 on Sunday 28th February. It is a Members Art Exibition "Celebrating the Zero Days" and is running until May 3rd 2021 at our gallery in The Courthouse; adjacent to the Seymour Information Centre. Please drop in to have a look at the fabulour artworks created by our talented members. Congratulations to Wendy Webster for winning the people's choice at the opening of the "Celebrating the Zero Days' exhibition. The Most Outstanding Painting of the Exhibition is voted by the Hanging Committe after each exhibition is hung. There were joint winners for this exhibition, Evgenia Howard for her painting 'Rye - An English Town' and Lynda Robinson for her painting 'Sunshine and Shdow'. All of the artworks in this exhibition are available for purchase from the friendly staff in the Information Centre.
The Autumn Exhibition is now on display in the Old Courthouse Gallery, until the end of May and is open 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm. All are welcome to come in and have a look. Sales can be made through the Visitor Information Centre by eftpos or credit card. Leonie Phillips received the Hanging Committee Award for her painting.
Leonie Phillips. Recipient of the Hanging Committee Award.
We have two new exhibitions to delight visitors to our gallery. The Annual Exhibition has just been put on display in the main gallery. There are over 50 paintings on the walls in differing styles using oil, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, mixed media and drawings. It looks wonderful and includes works of differing sizes and vibrancy. We would encourage everyone to visit and enjoy. Our gallery is open each day from 9am until 5pm and if anyone wishes to make a purchase the wonderful volunteers in the Information Centre are very happy to help.
Ian Harker is recipient of the Hanging Committee's votes for the best painting in the exhibition with his oil painting titled 'Ormiston Gorge Light'.
The Small Treasures Exhibition is on display in the small Charles August Gallery with paintings on sale for $100 or less. Great prices for Christmas gifts. This exhibition will be on display until early January.
In September Darren Crothers delighted Art Society members with a drawing workshop. Members came away with lots of valuable information and had such a good time they want Darren back next year. Here are a few photos form the workshop.
Come to our beautiful Old Courthouse Gallery to see our latest exhibition. Our many varied works are for sale and prices are very reasonable. If you'd like to buy a painting the wonderful volunteers in the Seymour Visitor Information Centre will be able to assist you.
The winning artist for the Hanging Committee Award is Ian Harker for his painting called "The Rock at Narooma".
IAN HARKER WITH HIS PAINTING "THE ROCK AT NAROOMA"
We have just had a workshop with Catherine Hamilton using Pastel with Ink to create a floral painting in an almost abstract format. The gallery was filled with vases, flowers, gum nuts and fruits. Cathy demonstrated and showed us the step by step procedure to create our art. The process was very involved and required much concentration. It was an interesting workshop and most of us took our work home to finish.
Recently we participated in an ABSTRACT workshop with Ben Winspear. He introduced us to some of the history and ideas behind abstract work. Some of us found the practice to be quite tricky, when Ben instructed us to make a painting in a certain way, but others found the methods much to their liking. We all worked hard and learned new ways of painting.