Leongatha painters to show their best

PROLIFIC and talented.

That sums up the work of the Leongatha Painters Group, whose members will present an exhibition at Korumburra Art Gallery from November 9 to 19, open 11am to 4pm daily.

Some 150 artworks will be shown by 17 members, spanning watercolours, gouaches, acrylic and prints, and covering a diversity of subjects, including South Gippsland scenes.

“Anything you can think about, someone has painted it,” the group’s Florence Crighton said.

A feature work, Venetian Reflections, will be a painting that appears as though it was completed by one artist but in actual fact comprises 20 squares, with each square painted by one person.

Each square was based on a sample square measuring 4.5cm.

As each artist painted, the rest of the painting was covered, keeping artists guessing of how the final piece would look until the end when the finished work was unveiled.

A celebratory closing function will be held at 1.30pm on Sunday, November 19, with afternoon tea.

The Leongatha Painters Group meets at the Leongatha Guide Hall in A’Beckett Street, Leongatha, every Tuesday from 11am to 2pm, and has been gathering there for 35 years. BYO lunch.

Members hail from Leongatha, Fish Cree, Tarwin Lower, Mirboo North and Korumburra.



Artistic group: Peg Elliott (left) and Bev Mitchell, both of Leongatha, with artworks to be shown as part of the exhibition by the Leongatha Painters Group in Korumburra from November 9 to 19. The painting in the middle was completed by 17 artists.

Up for grabs: Irene McConville, of Leongatha, with her piece The Fan Dancer, inspired by her trip to Japan. The piece will be raffled during an exhibition by the Leongatha Painters Group.

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