Gallery 1 – Sue Gilford
Since moving to South Gippsland l have been involved in many community arts and indigenous projects, Artist in Schools program’s and murals for the South Gippsland Shire. I have had numerous solo and group shows in South Gippsland and in Melbourne.
Currently I have an intense interest in pyrography and working my “burning” techniques onto timbers, furniture gourds and boab nuts. I was really honoured to do my wood burning on the new information desk at Wilsons Promontory. For the past few years I have really enjoyed teaching drawing and pyrography in workshops and working towards exhibitions.
Gallery 2 – Zetta Kanta
Gallery 3 – ‘Colour and Movement’, Sandra Peeters
Drawing and painting have formed a strong part of my life for as long as I can remember, along with a general interest in the visual arts. I am mostly interested in representing and interpreting the movement, events and environment through the use of abstracted line and colour.
The inspiration for this exhibition is threefold:
A visit to the David Hockney exhibition in Melbourne during 2017 – Although I have to admit that in terms of painting, Hockney is not my favourite artist, I was very interested in his use of an i-pad to create direct and beautiful images. My son kindly introduced me to a suitable drawing app and the images exhibited here are a result of my happy experimentation with this technology.
A visit to Israel earlier this year – I spent a week in Israel on a kibbutz very close to the border with Lebanon. During this time I visited many places and passed through the West Bank on my way to Jerusalem. It was like being in another world.
Daily Life – Observing, appreciating and enjoying the relatively uncomplicated life and simple pleasures that we can still experience here in Australia.