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All Things Great Are Small: Miniature and Small Artworks Exhibition
May 5 @ 10:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm
ALL THINGS GREAT ARE SMALL EXHIBITION
May 5 to May 7 – All Things Great Are Small: Miniature and Small Artworks Exhibition, at the Old Town Hall/Library Building, Bowral (10am – 4pm)
This highly anticipated ‘All Things Great are Small’ (ATGAS) exhibition of miniatures and small artworks is now in its tenth year at The Old Bowral Town Hall/Library Building in Bendooley Street, Bowral, with new and vibrant pieces to add to your collection assured again, over the first weekend of May.
A preview of ATGAS on Friday 5th May, before the Official Opening at 5.30pm, often sees the favourites acquired quickly, so best to be early.
This year’s exhibition will run from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May in conjunction with the Bowral Antiques Fair (a longstanding fundraiser for Ladies Hospital Auxillary) in the Bowral Memorial Hall next door.
Three of the contributing artists this year also exhibited their work at the first exhibition in 2008, and many of the other artists have been involved in the exhibition for many years. The idea for creating the exhibition was conceived by Janet Waterlowe who owned a small gallery in Robertson which displayed and sold artworks by members of the NSW Miniature Society. Unfortunately at the time Janet was dealing with personal crisis and had to relinquish the idea into the hands of the first exhibitors, a few locals stepping up to evolve the exhibition into the event it is now 10 years on. The informal group still boasts some miniature society members but it is more about the joy of creating intimate and intriguing artworks that can inspire and encourage others to participate in the viewing and creating of small artworks itself – a challenge on many levels.
The exhibition, as previously, features the work of local artists. This year the 12 artists participating are Amanda Aley, Gillian Baldock, Lisa Brack, Regina Brewster, Wendy Copland, Ruth Kemp, Marjorie Kay, Penny Levett, Mim Merrick, Ian Pye, Kim Shannon and Carol Thomson.
The local artists exhibiting enjoy a chat and an opportunity to explain their art practices, what inspires them, and naturally your close inspection of their artwork. You are assured of a very interactive and pleasant art viewing experience. Many genres again this year with Ceramics and Wood on the floor; Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Gouache, Pastel, Pen & Wash, original linocuts, lithoprints and Scratchboard and on the walls. For enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0408610714. Entry to the exhibition is free while a raffle held at the venue will afford the chance to win an artwork by two of the talented artists. Children Welcome.