Mustering all art for an exhibit

June 12, 2017

Artist Raymond Hill outside the Foundry Arts Space Echuca mid way through finishing a painting of the Murray's banks

HAVE you been down to the Foundry Arts Space to see two of the region’s most prominent landscape painters?

Visiting artists Ross Paterson and Raymond Hill are exhibiting their work from 10am to 4pm daily until Sunday at the Murray Esplanade space.

Raymond said the exhibition featured paintings donated by artists from last year’s ‘art muster’, held at Rotary Park.

Money raised by selling them will be donated to Echuca’s Rotary Club.

‘‘The Rotary Club hosted us free of charge last year for 15 professional painters to come and work around the region and we would like to give back to the community who supported us,’’ he said.

‘‘This is my third year in Echuca and each year I see the arts space growing and evolving.

‘‘Echuca is starting to be recognised as the place to be for artists and collectors because the leaders of the community are embellishing what is going on by giving the artists space to paint and exhibit or providing grants to do things. We are hoping to make the Echuca art muster a regular event.’’

There is the opportunity to win a painting by leaving your name and contact details when you visit the gallery.

Painting demonstrations, art talks, art lessons and tutorials will be happening throughout the exhibition.

‘‘I paint to tell the Australian story ... and highlight how we need to look after it — it’s all a part of our culture and I like to think my painting highlights that,’’ he said.

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