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There's always something to discover at West Gippsland Arts Centre

October 1 - 22 November

A selection of work showcasing the artists involved in this years Open Studios West Gippsland.

The OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION at the West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul showing contemporary and traditional paintings, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery and ceramics. Experience and appreciate work from the artists and plan for your self guided tour around the studios on 23rd and 24th November.

Open Studios is a special view into the lives of some amazing artists in the beautiful countryside around Drouin and Warragul. It is a self guided tour which takes you into the amazingly beautiful back roads of our countryside to visit artists in their working studios.

There will be displays of their work for sale, demonstrations of techniques throughout the weekend, and explanations of the inspiration behind the work.

An Introspective Retrospective

Artists Julia Price and Sidney Somerville-Smith - 26 November 2019 – 24 January 2020

Julia Price was born in Perth, W.A. in 1928 and resides between Warragul & Korumburra. Painting for over 50 years she enjoys making art statements about world incidents, humanity, understanding and reflecting on perspectives of all peoples. Influences also include Aboriginal philosophy of mother earth and the integration of nature where her feelings and artwork originate and continue to inspire.  

Sidney Somerville-Smith was born in Queensland in 1951. Sidney has had a lifelong involvement with the arts in many different forms. Sidney has travelled extensively and worked in the studios of various artists in Australia and abroad. As well as being a retrospective, this exhibition contains new work from recent trips to France and The Republic of Georgia. Sidney would also like to acknowledge and sincerely thank his mother-in-law Julia for inviting him to join her in this exhibition.

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