The Pemberton arts scene has been alive and thriving this month with a number of exhibitions and events displaying some of the region’s top artistic talent. The 2021 Pemberley Sculpture in the Vines was officially launched last Friday with several guests invited to experience an array of sculptures erected in the Pemberley of Pemberton vineyard. Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie opened the exhibition and provided extra prizes for her favourite youth and adult pieces. Pemberton Arts Group chair Anna Czerkasow said she was delighted with the response for the event. “It’s really fantastic, it’s a wonderful thing for sculptors who are really passionate about their work and for the youth to have that sort of inter-age activity like that,” she said. “It is really fantastic for locals and tourists to support these kind of events because artists have done it so tough for a long time. “The sponsors have been absolutely sensational and they’ve been so loyal. “We’re so grateful to those people and the Radomiljac family who opened their whole farm up to the public.” Manjimup Shire president Paul Omodei also officially opened the Pemberton Art Prize 2021 exhibition earlier this month in the Karri and Jarrah rooms of the Pemberton Sports Club. The annual event was presented by the Pemberton Arts Group to showcase work from local artists and this year was centred on the theme of boundaries, inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall winner of the exhibition was Gay Scaddan of Busselton, for her oil and acrylic painting titled Leaf Fall, which won the Bannister Downs Hand in Hand Acquisitive $1500 prize. The 2021 Pemberley Sculpture in the Vines runs until April 26.