For the Love of Photography
Warragul Camera Club
3 May – 5 June 2022
Warragul’s very own Camera Club invites you to view its very special exhibition of members’ photography. Cherry picked from the members’ archives especially for you to admire and enjoy, these images are high quality, quirky, beautiful and creatively crafted. Some will be thought provoking too.
The magic third eye of the camera captures special moments, and this exhibition will provide great satisfaction to you, the viewers.
A stroll through West Gippsland Arts Centre is a pleasant way to spend time and can be a great stress relief and an escape from everyday pressures. The tranquillity of West Gippsland Arts Centre is the perfect environment for Warragul Camera Club’s special free exhibition.
Warragul Camera Club Inc. is a club for photography enthusiasts and has a great team of members who provide regular outings, offer tutorials, expert advice, and monthly meetings and much more.
As a bonus to this special month-long exhibition, you can also view the Club’s 49th Warragul National Photographic Competition and Exhibition 13 to 15 May in the Fountain Room of West Gippsland Arts Centre.
The “Warragul National” is a major event on the photographic calendar of Australia and presents photography by many of the best photographers in Australia. Well worth a visit too!
‘Adaptability’ and ‘State of curious minds in peculiar places’
This exhibition was displayed at West Gippsland Arts Centre from 6 July to 3 September 2021
On 'Adaptability' - "This series is about the most important issue of the current world which is environment and ecology."
On ‘State of curious minds in peculiar places’ - "I hope that the viewers will follow me on this journey to discover somebody else’s impression of the world. I invite you to let go of one’s ego, and any sense of time too. Arouse your curiosity about what you are looking at, enter a state of curious mind and leave little room for judgement. It is a wonderful starting place to discover the world, others and also oneself. "
Jenni L. Ivins - Mind Drawing
Experience our virtual exhibition of Jenni L. Ivin's work, 'Mind Drawing' that was installed at WGAC from 2 March - 30 April 2021.
Jenni Ivins’ mind drawings are complex images usually made with a .1 (or finer) pen.
She adopted the term ‘Mind Drawing’ to describe the gestalt effect of multiple images created by the same lines. It also refers to the artist’s mindfulness while working, allowing the hand to guide the mark making in the first instance then extrapolating on any meaning discerned in the marks.
The works in this video were created in response to an invitation from Jo Canham of Blarney Books and Art for Jenni to bring her quirky drawings to the community in the Shire of Moyne.
And thus the interactive Mind Drawing Children’s Stories Exhibition Tour was launched in Port Fairy.
The work has since been shown in the cities of Casey, Frankston and Knox, and the Shires of Cardinia and Baw Baw, with interest from other municipalities across Victoria.
With each tour stop other elements have been added, such as workshops, talks, a treasure hunt, book launch and artist cards.
Mind Drawing prints are available as framed prints and on other merchandise from jennilivins Redbubble shop: https://is.gd/i3WjNA
Jenni may be contacted through her website https://www.minddrawing.net/
Lucy Chapman - Winter Journey and Botanica et Avia
Experience Lucy Chapman's virtual exhibition of the installation that was viewable at West Gippsland Arts Centre
4 May - 2 July 2021
Netherlands-born Lucy Chapman divides her work between Botanical Art, Nature Surrealism and Contemporary Abstract. Her Winter Journey exhibition hung on the WGAC ground floor comprises 24 nature-surrealist paintings inspired by the 24 respective songs of Schubert’s Winterreise. Her first-floor Botanica et Avia exhibition features paintings of botanical subjects and birds.
Visit Lucy's website here.
Naturally Gippsland - Cheryl Cook and Joan Best
Tuesday December 1 2020- Friday 26 February 2021
Two passionate and accomplished artists, Cheryl Cook and Joan Best, explore Gippsland’s natural treasures. They bring to life the essence of our diverse environment using a variety of techniques including textiles, altered leaf prints, stitch and ceramics. The works are structurally powerful yet delicate and emotively capture the artists’ experiences. The body of work reflects the varied responses of the two artists and the richness demonstrates their love of and commitment to Gippsland.
West Gippsland Arts Centre is proud to have developed a virtual exhibition experience to enhance the profile of our talented regional artists and to entice you to visit us in person!
We invite you to view our first virtual experience featuring Warragul artist Russell J Lilford with the exhibition,
‘Angels of a Lesser Known God’.
Some of these works may be for sale. Please use these links to enquire and to find out more information about Russell:
Contact info at the Open Studios Website: https://bit.ly/3jD3zcq
Artist info at Baw Baw Arts Alliance: https://bit.ly/2Jgll8O
Throughout 2021 we will be hosting six fantastic visual art exhibitions that you can view in person of course, but their work will also be available via www.wgac.com.au/exhibitions and our social channels.