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Drawing on Country at old Civic Library building

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COLLABORATION: City of Whyalla Arts and Cultural Facilitator Deb Hughes and Country Arts SA board member Olivia White at the Drawing on Country exhibition in the old Civic Library building.

Whyalla’s Drawing on Country exhibition opens tonight as part of the South Australia Living Arts (SALA) festival.

Paintings and works of art displayed in the Drawing on Country display are the result of an open-air day in April at the Whyalla Conservation Park (Wild Dog Hill).

City of Whyalla Arts and Cultural Facilitator, Deb Hughes said the exhibition features works from artists Helen Burt, Geraldine Gillen, Deborah Hughes, Eileen Jones, Terissa Shepherd, Jane Skeer (Contemporary Art Award Finalist), May Walker-Jeffreys and Olivia White.

“This exhibition looks amazing in the old Civic Library building,” Deb said.

“It is the result of a great exercise at Wild Dog Hill where artists went out, experienced our wonderful country and recorded it with these fantastic creations.

“We’re inviting everyone down for tonight’s opening … come and enjoy a warm red and nibbles on a cold night and see some inspiring creations that reflect on our beautiful local country.”

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IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY: Some of the works on display in the Drawing on Country exhibition in the old Civic Library building.

The exhibition is proudly supported by the City of Whyalla and Country Arts SA.

Still running in Whyalla as part of the SALA festival is the Musee d’ Sempre exhibition at the Sempre Café on Forsyth St throughout August. The Illuminart Travelling Light projection on to the HMAS Whyalla is on tomorrow evening, Saturday August 10, from 6pm. 

The exhibition

What: Drawing on Country exhibition

Where: The old Civic Library at 3 Patterson Street, Whyalla

Cost: Free

Time: Opening night Friday, August 9 from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Other times: Open Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm until August 29.

Contact: Deb Hughes 8640 3444

 

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