The Ferry Artists are celebrating the return to “new normal” with the upcoming exhibition Rejuvenate on Saturday, July 25 from 4pm 6pm at Wisemans Ferry.
The exhibition at the Ferry Artists’ Gallery will showcase the work by members over the past 6 months of fire, flood and pandemic.
The Ferry Artists Gallery is located at Shop 1 and 2 at 5557 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry.
Ferry Artists member Carol Gill said the not for profit community gallery was established nearly 20 years ago with the aim of encouraging developing artists but also to provide a local venue for established as well as emerging artists in the region.
The Ferry Artists Gallery, which is run by volunteers, is the only gallery in the isolated region and straddles an area that is covered by four different local councils.
It is normally open daily between 10am to 4pm.
Exhibits include paintings, ceramics, jewellery, glass work, metal and timber sculptures, screen printed fabrics and silk textiles.
Carol Gill said members regularly demonstrate their art whilst on duty in the gallery.
She said the last few months have been very difficult.
“The last 6 months however has seen pressures unknown to our small community following the bushfires, floods and then coronavirus. The Ferry Artists are calling for assistance in the form of donations or sponsorship to help. A “Go Fund Me Page” has been set up to take any donations that can be offered. The link can be found on our website www. ferryartists.com and our Facebook page, or by emailing [email protected]”
The Ferry Artists welcome submissions for membership from practising artists and artisans and also, applications for social membership. Membership requires one day duty in the gallery per month. The Gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm.
Visitors are asked to observe social distancing and hygiene protocols in the gallery, to maintain the health and safety of customers and members
The exhibition openings are a great celebration of their talents and many members are well known artists including Mellissa Read-Devine, Nicola Coady, Rachelle Juter and Barbara Schey. Local artists Luke Kelly and Carol Gill also feature regularly.