Jennifer Marshall and Clare Cotton admire the artwork.
Jennifer Marshall and Clare Cotton admire the artwork.

Artist launches flash new idea

LOCAL artist Lesley Allison kick-started the Warwick Art Gallery’s new concept of Flash Exhibitions on Thursday.

The Flash Exhibitions are designed to display and promote the work of a local artist for a day.

Mrs Allison said it had previously been difficult for local artists to display their work because the gallery was often booked in advance.

Mrs Allison said she specialises in coloured pencil painting.

“It is a process where you do multiple layers of different colours on top of each other to create a luminous colour in the end.”

She said it was a great opportunity for people to meet the artist and learn about the tools of their trade.

“To actually meet an artist at an exhibition is really rare.

“It’s very helpful to get to know what people are liking about your art.”

Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine said more than 50 people attended the exhibition.

Emerging artists are urged to take part.

So far there have only been four applications.

“They pick four dates that will suit them and we work around whichever one will fit in with our program,” Ms Devine said.

“It doesn’t cost anything as long as you are a gallery member, which is $15 for the year.”

The gallery even takes care of advertising.

The next Flash Exhibition will be in August.



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