Drawn From Here, an exhibition of creative art journals from Greater Port Macquarie locals, was officially opened by Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams, recently.
Along with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Creative Place Facilitator, Skye Frost, the exhibition was launched on Saturday, September 29, at Sunset Framing and Gallery in Port Macquarie.
Over 30 artists, writers, photographers and creatives spent the last few months filling their art journals with paint, pastels, pencils, thread, fabric, collage, text and more to create a visual treat for viewers.
Artist and project coordinator, Katherine Appleby, says the annual exhibition was designed to unite all artists and makers living in Greater Port Macquarie and raise the profile of our region’s rich creative talent.
“The quality and diversity of the work is outstanding,” she said.
“It’s created an exciting exhibition that allows viewers to see deeper into the creative life, inspiration and process of the makers.
“Each participant should be incredibly proud of what they have created.”
The exhibition was sponsored by local arts organisation, Sunset Framing and Gallery, through the use of their exhibition space.
“Our business has always been supporters of the local creative community and it really is so fantastic to see such a connected and collaborative exhibition giving opportunity to many styles and levels of artists,” said Scott Rayner, framer and owner of Sunset Framing and Gallery.
The collection of art journals is on display at Sunset Framing and Gallery from Saturday September 29 to Saturday October 13.
To learn more, visit www.portmacquariecreative.com/drawnfromhere2018