Spring into art

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Anna Czerkasow has helped organise this year's exhibition, which is themed On the Edge.
Camera IconAnna Czerkasow has helped organise this year's exhibition, which is themed On the Edge. Credit: Holly Thompson

The 16th annual spring arts exhibition will begin in just under two weeks with about 60 works entered so far, all based around the theme On The Edge.

The exhibition will be held at the Pemberton Sports Club and will run from September 28 until October 12.

Pemberton Arts Group Inc. chairwoman Anna Czerkasow said this year’s theme was meant to challenge the artists.

“In past exhibitions we have had more general spring themes, but this time we wanted to challenge our artists and they have taken it on very well,” she said.

“We already have about 60 entries, from artists living in Fremantle all the way through to Denmark and that south-west corner of the State.”

Pemberton Community Resource Centre president John Gaunt will officially open the exhibition, which will then be included in the Southern Art and Craft Trail for the first time.

“The exhibition usually gets about 700 people through to view the art and the opening event usually has about 150 people in attendance,” she said.

“We really do aim to give opportunities to artists and enrich the culture in the area and we have some incredible sponsors which have helped us do just that.”

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