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Pemberton Arts Group 19th annual spring exhibition to open on Friday

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Pemberton Arts Group members Elaine Steele, Jeanette Evill, Sue Bradshaw, Anna Czerkasow, and, front, Joanna Box.
Camera IconPemberton Arts Group members Elaine Steele, Jeanette Evill, Sue Bradshaw, Anna Czerkasow, and, front, Joanna Box. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

A local arts group has pulled all the stops to once again host their volunteer-run annual spring arts exhibition.

The Pemberton Arts Group will open its highly anticipated 19th Spring Exhibition, Transience, to the small community of Pemberton this Friday at the Pemberton Sports Club with the aim of showcasing artistic talent from across the South West.

PAG chair and co-ordinator Anna Czerkasow said the event was one of two major exhibitions the group focused on to promote excellence and cultural opportunities through the arts.

“We’re hoping for some really interesting works to come in,” she said. “It is like a lucky dip when you start unwrapping all the works, you just never know what you’re going to get.

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“To see people who have been submitting work for a long time, how they’re developing, maybe they’re changing the media or moving in a different direction, or just getting better, is exciting.”

Ms Czerkasow said the PAG chose the theme of transience because they felt people could relate to it given the world is rife with constant change from events such as the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and monkeypox.

“Transience is about the impermanence of everything in this world and of things that quickly change,” she said. “We just thought that it is such a vast changing world at the moment and that there are a lot of things happening that nobody thought would happen.

“We thought transience was a good one for people because that’s where people’s heads are at, what will tomorrow bring.”

She said the group would hopefully run their next exhibition from their new location at the new Balang Miya Pemberton Community Hub when it opens.

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