Art group ready to exhibit

ARTSY: Whyalla Art Group members Lisa Dix, Richard Insall and Allyson Noble with a painting created during the group's acrylic pouring workshops.
ARTSY: Whyalla Art Group members Lisa Dix, Richard Insall and Allyson Noble with a painting created during the group's acrylic pouring workshops.

The Whyalla Art Group are gearing up for their Autumn Art Exhibition which will see around 50 works on show from members, including some new additions.

The exhibition will be held on Friday, April 5 beginning at 7pm inside the Darling Terrace Art Gallery. Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin will open the exhibit.

The pieces will continue to be displayed for the rest of the month and will be available for purchase. Entry is a gold coin donation.

A number of art styles will be on display at the exhibition including landscape, still life, abstract, and many more.

President May Walker-Jeffreys said the exhibition was something the local artists always looked forward to.

"It motivates them and encourages them to work on a new piece," she said.

"When you're working on something new there's a whole process involved in that. You have to think of what interests you and what will be of interest to the community."

Ms Walker-Jeffreys said the exhibition afforded artists an opportunity to hear people talking about their work.

"When it's on the wall you can hear people talking about it and it's actually quite exciting," she said.

"Generally the feedback is positive, and that motivates you to do more work because you feel good. It boosts your self esteem."

Ms Walker-Jeffreys said it was always exciting to see what new works are submitted for the exhibition.

"We don't know what's going to be brought in until we start putting together the catalogue," she said.

The exhibition also provides a boost for local businesses such as Dave's Arts and Frames which allow the artists to have their pieces framed.

If you're an artist who is keen to meet new people and get your work on display, head down to the Darling Terrace Art Gallery on Saturdays to get involved.