Show will go on in Anglesea

July 31, 2021 BY
Anglesea Art House’s annual exhibition will go ahead despite the Surf Coast Arts Trail being postponed yet again due to the pandemic. Cancelled last year and postponed in June this year, organisers are planning to push ahead with the exhibition on the weekend of August 6 to 8 under COVIDSafe conditions. Anglesea Art House president Jennifer O’Sullivan said 80 members would exhibit 450 paintings both framed and unframed in all mediums. She said this year’s exhibition would include the exciting addition of a 3D display of ceramics, glass fusing and textiles sponsored by Axess Glass. There will also be demonstrations held over both days in watercolour painting, oil painting, pastel, printmaking and textiles. “The Art House held its first exhibition 35 years ago to give members a platform to display and sell their art and has gone from strength-to-strength with the support of our member volunteers,” Ms O’Sullivan said. “This is one of our major fundraising events, the other being our Kids Art Bash held each January.”   The weekend will begin with an opening night and awards presentation at 7pm on Friday where members, family and friends can enjoy live music, a glass of bubbles, finger food and door prizes. “The Art House now has 250 members with 140 attending each week participating in 10 tutored classes and four sharing sessions,” Ms O’Sullivan said. “The Art House has been a very important place for the community to stay connected and creative during the challenging times we have had with COVID over the past 15 months. “Our community spirit is alive and well. New members are very welcome to join our vibrant community.” The 35th Annual Anglesea Art House Exhibition will be held in the Anglesea Community Hall on Saturday, August 7 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, August 8, from 10am-4pm. All entry is via the ticketing system as per the COVID-19 health and safety plan. Tickets are available at EventBrite. Entry for the Saturday and Sunday is $3 per ticket with children being free. For updates follow on Facebook and Instagram or head to the Anglesea Art House website.
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