Local art group to Spring into action

Spring is in and so is the Whyalla Art Group’s Spring Exhibition.

ARTSY: Whyalla Art Group Secretary Helen Burt says the organisation has been focused on interacting with community groups as of late.

ARTSY: Whyalla Art Group Secretary Helen Burt says the organisation has been focused on interacting with community groups as of late.

Secretary Helen Burt said there would be around 50 new paintings produced with different techniques on display in the Darling Terrace Art Gallery.

“Everyone paints a little differently,” she said.

This year the art group has been busy supporting other community organisations, such as the Whyalla Red Cross, by bringing in groups of 10 for a ‘learn to paint’ session at the gallery.

The volunteer organisation has also been reaching out to new residents and first-time visitors to Whyalla, getting them in to paint at the Darling Terrace Art Gallery.

“We often have mentally challenged people and those living with a disability coming into the gallery to have a look around,” Ms Burt said.

The art group have applied for a grant with Country Arts SA to bring art tutors from Adelaide to Whyalla to help advance local artwork.

The building which houses the art gallery has also been improved, with the Whyalla City Council stepping in to place a strip of concrete along one of the walls to fix significant cracking.

“That will help to stop water soaking into the ground underneath the base of the building,” Ms Burt said.

The Spring Exhibition will be opened at the Darling Terrace Art Gallery on Friday, September 14 by Middleback Arts Centre Administration Officer Kirsty Connor at 7pm.

The gallery will also feature iron work by Mark Harrison from Terka Creations.