The Hive Gallery welcomes its first international artist

September 12, 2019 BY

Laura Jane Wylder at her stand at the Chelsea Flower Show.

This month, The Hive Gallery in Ocean Grove is hosting its inaugural “Month of Sculpture” exhibition in a bid to showcase the region’s talented artists.

Curated by Karen Spreadborough, the exhibition is set to become an annual event featuring bronze sculpture.

Karen said the line-up includes the gallery’s first international artist, Laura Jane Wylder, who The Hive team met at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.

“Laura creates tranquil figurative works in bronze that we were drawn to upon meeting (her) this year at the Chelsea Flower Show in London,” she said.

“We will introduce the smaller maquette versions into the gallery. Larger versions are also available and make a focal point for a country garden or public space.”

Talented photographer and award-winning contemporary sculptor Fiona Watson from Sydney will also exhibit several bronze pieces.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the National Art School and is the recipient of the Clyde & Co Emerging Artist Award (2017).

Lucy McEachern and Martin Goldin will also showcase new works, as well as new feature artist Dawn Robinson.

This Saturday (September 14), Lucy McEachern, Martin Goldin, Dawn Robinson and Fiona Watson will be at the gallery to demonstrate their individual sculpting techniques.

Guests are encouraged to come along and learn about the lost wax casting method, which is used to craft bronze sculptures.

The Hive is located at 41 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove and is open from Friday to Sunday. For more information, visit thehiveoceangrove.com.au.