Group of Artists from Casterton, country Victoria, and further afield in Australia
It isn’t often we get to see a body of work done my member Beth Dwyer, however fellow artists and the general public all enjoyed that privilege at the Sandford Village Sunday on 12th October. A selection of Beth’s paintings were hung at Darryl’s Glass Studio and Gallery. As an artist, Beth is often humble and somewhat reticent and it took quite a bit of urging from Darryl and others for her to take up the opportunity. Persistence and harassment by her friends and colleagues paid off. Her paintings done in acrylics offered visitors a bright exhibition at one of the four venues taking part in the Sandford Day, and also inspired the purchase of one piece and a commission for another. Well done, Beth!
The Sandford Red Door Gallery, owned by Collin Tenney, hosted an exhibition of portraits by Harrow artist Ron Penrose. Everyone who viewed the exhibition was amazed at the larger-than-life oils, predominantly done with palette knife, depicting both ‘ordinary’ folk and well known personalities. Complementing Ron’s exhibition were portraits done by our members, adding a feast of faces for visitors to enjoy.
Visitors to Darryl’s Glass Studio and Gallery were able to wander at their leisure, taking in the various exhibitions. Entries into the Sculpture competition were displayed both inside the gallery and outside in the grounds,and Molly Galpin had an exhibition of her unique glass art. In the background, behind Joyce and Ian (above) is suspended the 2014 Sandford Village Sunday Sculpture Prize winner – Pear in Metal by Frank McInereney.
The Hatchery, Studio of Jenn White, was the scene during the day of many a discussion on methods and techniques of printmaking. There were those who, although having driven past many times, had not stopped and had a look before Sunday. All were pleased they did, intrigued by the subjects portrayed, the work involved in producing limited edition wood- and lino-cuts, and fascinated with the blocks – works of art in themselves.
It was a great day for members, who were out and about, visiting the various venues, and chatting to visitors about their artwork. Both Julie Kent and Collin Tenney took the opportunity of having stalls of art and bric-a-brac on the front lawn of The Sandford Red Door Gallery.