Organised artists open their doors to exhibit

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POTTER John Stroomer, who specialises in crystalline glazes which can involve him making hundreds of tests to achieve the result he wants, is one of the artists involved in this year’s Peninsula Art Trail and exhibition. Picture: Diane Williamson

MORNINGTON Peninsula artists have organised two major events during October and November.

The annual Peninsula Studio Trail art exhibition runs 11-23 October at Southern Buoy Studios, Mornington followed by two open studio weekends in November.

There are now 20 artists in the peninsula art group, many have won awards and are known on the peninsula and internationally.

They offer work in many mediums and across genres, including painting (traditional and contemporary), drawings, ceramics, sustainable sculpture from recycled materials, jewellery, metal art and printmaking.

During this month’s 13-day exhibition at Mornington, several of the artists will be on hand all day to answer questions and talk about the works on display. All work is for sale.

Children’s book illustrator and author, Terry Denton, will open the exhibition.

Denton is patron of the volunteer Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group (BERG) and a series of identically sized works (30cm by 30cm) on canvas will be displayed on the black feature wall at the entrance to the exhibition.

The artists will donate 10 per cent of the sales of these theme-inspired works to BERG.

The annual open studio weekends – 16-17 and 23-24 November – will provide another opportunity for visitors to meet the artists who will open their studios and private gallery spaces to the public.

A map to plan a visit to the various studios is on the website peninsulastudiotrail.org.

The Peninsula Studio Trail art exhibition runs 11-23 October at Southern Buoy Studios, 1/19 Carbine Way, Mornington. Opening night is 6.30pm-8.30pm 11 October.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 8 October 2019

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