Eddie Emu by Jodi Masters.
Eddie Emu by Jodi Masters.

Bellingen bursting with art

BELLINGEN is bursting with art exhibitions so treat yourself to a visual feast.

Get down to Gecoz Ecologically Sustainable Living on Friday for the debut art opening from 5pm at 85a Hyde Street, Bellingen, and don’t miss out on new exhibitions at the Nexus Gallery.

Gecoz owner Caroline Bell said she aimed to support local industry from clothes to coffee and was delighted to be able to showcase artists.

“I sell a whole range of local products and wanted to display local artworks and promote these amazing artists,” Ms Bell said.

“Our opening night will showcase four local artists: Jodi Masters, Gail English, Judy Bray and Bronwyn Benton.”

There is plenty to see at the Nexus Gallery with the opening of Reflections in a Veranda Room and Interpretations exhibitions which opened on Sunday.

In the main gallery is Reflections in a Veranda Room. The exhibition showcases portraits and still life paintings by Phyllis Codd and features a variety of mediums – charcoal, oils, pen and wash.

This display is complimented by vessels made of found objects by Sue Gorrell.

Gallery manager and curator Andy Livemore said Sue Gorell’s works were “incredible to see.”

“The works are made of a variety of bits and pieces including fishing tackle, sea pods and musical instruments. The material used sounds unusual but comes together wonderfully,” he said.

In the studio gallery is Interpretations which is an exhibit by three talented artists.

Skye Petho is a glass artist and is showcasing her spectacular lampwork jewellery. Nicole Osbourne is a visual artist and is treating viewers to a series of small works in pen and wash and photographer Kylie Biltris is exhibiting a photo series.



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