Artists demonstrate creative talents

AN Exhibition of Artistic Works, now open at the Botanic Garden, shows paintings, calligraphy, fabric pieces, pastels, hand-made cards and pen-and-ink drawings by 13 members of the Coffs Harbour Arts and Crafts group.

This Coffs Harbour community group is based at the Coffs Harbour Showground, where the Showground Gallery is generally open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but the members are relishing the opportunity to have a full-time exhibition of their creative talents.

The exhibition opens from 10am until 4pm daily, remaining on show until January 31. Admission to the exhibition is free, but donations to the Botanic Garden are appreciated.

The artists represented are Jean Bretherton, Ivinnie Brown, Di Butler, Bob Gee, Jan Gumbley, Mike Gumbley, Eulah Grinsell, Amanda McKeachie, Judith Parker, Ken Pay, Gloria Rigby, Barbara Roberts and Jan Williams.

Subjects in the paintings included in this exhibition include a mixture of seascapes, riverscapes, still life and flower studies. All work on show is for sale.

Members of the group will also be conducting demonstrations during the exhibition period.

This morning's 'live art' will see Jan Gumbley demonstrating watercolour techniques and this afternoon Ivinnie Brown will be showing techniques with pastels.

Artistic Works is designed to raise the profile of the Coffs Harbour Arts and Crafts Group and to remind everybody that the group hosts classes and workshops at the Showground Art Gallery, with classes this year beginning in February.

Classes in watercolour, acrylic and pastel painting and pen and wash will be on offer next month.

Inquiries Ivinnie Brown 6653 2250.



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