Well!  I was just going back through my previous posts and see that I have forgotten to do a post on how our student exhibition went. I think that after I’d put it in the Newsletter that I must have thought I’d done it!  So here we are – somewhat late but better than never. Once again, thanks to our hosts Ellie and Peter at Fires Creek Winery who kindly make their space available to us, in such beautiful surroundings.

We had a great turn out with possibly 50-60 people trickling through the opening which was awesome.

This year the show was opened by Fiona Crain from International Community Advocates which supports women in the community. We raised $65  her charity through aour painting sales, which will have helped to buy emergency packs for women fleeing domestic violence.

We sold 2 paintings – one by our youngest student Ella. It is interesting to know that you can’t second guess why someone might buy a painting.  This painting -“Nutella” by Ella – see painting on far left of the picture……

Nutella Painting


was bought by a lady who had always loved Nutella as a kid and the painting reminded her of that.  She was putting it in her kitchen to give her fond memories of happy times.

Here are some images of the opening.

Student Exhibition 1


Student Exhibition 2


The other star of the day was Murray, who sold a small water colour.

Water colour Butterfly

‘ Butterfly ‘ Watercolour by Murray


And so ends the exhibition for another year and congratulations to the students who sold.

This week’s Question: When are you thinking of showing your work, and who might that be to?

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