In a unique exhibition combining both visual and written expression, the South Coast Pastel Society has asked members for an art work either inspired by a poem or which inspired a poem.
The official opening will be on Saturday, April 15, at 4.30pm when Nikki Cooper will read out selected members’ poems whilst visitors sip on a wine along with nibbles.
Nikki will conduct a further poetry reading on Monday, April 17, at 2pm. Poems read at this session will be from our member Jim Chaffey’s book of poems.
Most members have embraced this latest challenge which not only showcases their individual talents but their diversity. Along with the poetry selection of art, an open section is included for members not entering this selection.
All work throughout the exhibition will be in pastel, subject matters ranging from landscape, seascape, still life and contemporary and will be for sale. Members of the public will be urged to vote for their favourite in the Viewer’s Choice award.
A raffle featuring 3 original art works by members, Eric Strachan, Warren Jones and Megan Dixon-Dawes will be on sale and drawn at the end of this exhibition.
The exhibition starts on Wednesday, April 12, and concludes on April 18 with opening hours 10am–4pm daily at the Batemans Bay Surf Club, George Bass Drive, Malua Bay. Entry by gold coin assists the Surf Club.
Her’s a sample of Jenny Murphy’s poem titled “Bedtime” which will accompany her work.
“It’s time for bed, there’s a book to be read,
Hop up here little bear,
There’s nothing to fear,
We’re warm & snug in our cosy rug,
We’ll read stories and tales,
Of dragon & whales,
Of strawberries & cream,
And soon those eyes will droop & dream.”
New members are always welcome and information about the Society is available from our website www.southcoastpastelsociety.com, like us on facebook or email email@example.com For further details contact Nina Poulton 0409 037 571.
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