Shoalhaven City Arts Centre providing holiday family fun
December 22, 2011
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is encouraging both visitors and local residents to take advantage of the free, family friendly exhibitions on display over the Christmas holidays.
Located in the Main Gallery, the Regional Operation Art travelling exhibition features works produced by school children between the ages of five and 16.
Run in partnership with the Westmead Children’s Hospital, each of the art works have been created using colour and imagination in a bid to bring more joy into the lives of the children within hospital.
As a special Christmas holiday treat, all children attending the exhibition will be able to produce their own works of art, with a special art space having been set up alongside the works in the Main Gallery.
Local artist, Fernanda O’Connell has created an evocative series of bold ocean portraits in her latest exhibition ‘Seascapes of the Shoalhaven’ while another well known local artist, Fiona Hackett has continued the beach theme with her ceramic exhibition entitled ‘Inspirational Beach Collection’.
The final current exhibition,’ In, Out and Roundabout features works compiled from four very diverse local artists. The group, which meet regularly to paint and support each others works, use a number of different techniques and painting styles to create a vibrant and varied collection of works.
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre Manager, Tracey Glenn said she encouraged both local residents and visitors to the area to view these four exciting exhibitions.
“The Shoalhaven Arts Centre is again providing free, family friendly fun over the school holiday break,” said Ms Glenn.
“The Operation Art exhibition has already become a favourite with the regulars with those in attendance overwhelmed at the level of talent these artists are displaying at such a young age.
“I would also encourage residents to come in and view the works of just a few of the area’s many talented artists currently on display.”
“Both Fernanda O’Connell and Fiona Hackett have produced some extremely remarkable pieces focusing on the local coastline while the In, Out and Roundabout exhibition features a diverse range of abstract and contemporary art works.”
The Shoalhaven Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 11am to 3pm.
The centre is closed Sunday, Monday and all public holidays.