Creativity on display

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AMAZING ART… Artist, Rhonda Willoughby will have her art featured and for sale at the forthcoming Tatura Rotary and Community Art Show. Photo: Supplied.

THE community has given great feedback: quality art, classy show, welcoming atmosphere and a wonderful café. Following on from the success of their largest ever show in 2018, the award-winning Tatura Rotary and Community Art Show is set to delight art-lovers again this year over the June long weekend.

Taking place from June 7 until June 10 at Victory Hall, Hogan Street, Tatura, the town will come alive with an appreciation for art, creativity and a joyous sense of community.

The huge weekend will commence on Friday, June 7, with doors open at 7pm for an opening night gala featuring Australian Opera singer, Michael Lapina performing popular songs from recent operas and musicals.

From Saturday until Monday, guests will have the chance to view and purchase some quality art. The show features a great variety of art available for purchase from both emerging and established artists.

The 2019 feature artist for the exhibition will be Rhonda Willoughby. Drawing on the environment that was her home for so many years, Rhonda’s art captures and reflects the diverse images of Australia, including realistic perspectives of cityscapes, the outback, seaside, and the Blue Mountains.

Having lived on the banks of the Murray for nearly forty years, Rhonda has enjoyed depicting the light and mood of the river at different times of the day. This approach is perfectly reflected in her painting ‘Peace and Tranquillity’, which Rhonda has kindly donated to the Rotary Art Show for the raffle prize.

The art exhibition in Victory Hall will be open from 10am until 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, and from 10am until 4pm on Monday. Exhibition entry is $5, with no charge for children under 16 years. The Tatura Uniting Church Tongan choir will be performing throughout the weekend and a tasty, light lunch will be available from Saturday through to Monday.

The voluntary effort by Rotary members, family and friends, is what creates this unique event. With their ongoing support of the arts in the region, proceeds from this show are then channelled back into the local community.