Artists of the Valley & Gorman's Art Gallery – Casterton

Group of Artists from Casterton, country Victoria, and further afield in Australia

Members’ Works Selected for Cultural Heritage Collection

Centre: Kelpie Dog Chris Brown

Centre: Kelpie Dog Chris Brown

The recent Artists of the Valley exhibition at Portland, Victoria, and sponsored by the Glenelg Shire Arts Program, proved very successful.  The exhibition ran from December 2014 until the end of January this year, during which time it received a continuous flow of visitors.  Six members were thrilled to have sold works.  An extra thrill was two members’ works being purchased by the Glenelg Shire for its Cultural Heritage Collection.

Chris Brown’s acrylic painting of a Kelpie Dog (above) celebrates an icon of Casterton, which is the birthplace of the Kelpie – an Australian breed of dog, highly valued by farmers all over the continent for its intelligence and willingness to work.

Top Left: Bailey's Rocks by Julie Kent

Top Left: Bailey’s Rocks by Julie Kent

Julie Kent’s painting of Baileys Rocks was the other work purchased for the Glenelg Shire Cultural Heritage Collection, seen above with other works in the exhibition.  Baileys Rocks, situated in the Dergholm State Park, is a popular place for picnickers, campers, hikers, and particularly artists of the region, for its 500 million-year-old rock formations.

Congratulations to all members who contributed to an excellent and varied exhibition.  And sincere thanks to the Glenelg Shire Arts Program for a fantastic opportunity to showcase our work, with very pleasing results.

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