The new Merriwa Gallery has excitedly had its first two exhibitions. Both photographic, the first planned over the Festival of the Fleeces weekend, and the second set up for the following week. The FOTF event was a co – exhibition featuring the works of Ellie Matthews’,‘for the love of rust’, and Roger Skinner’s ‘Landscapes et.al’. The festival crowd filled streets of Merriwa created a fantastic welcome and a great promotional opportunity for the new gallery. Wonderful to see visitors curious about the works, the space and ‘where to now’ for the gallery.
The second pop up photography exhibition was filled with those responding to a ‘Community Contribution’ exhibition invitation. The contributors to this exhibition were aged between 14 and 71! The success of this exhibition stems not only from the art work, but represents the culture of the Merriwa Gallery, simply, accessibility for creators.
The official opening of the gallery is set for Friday 29th of July. The gallery will run in two week, bookable, exhibition blocks, and the first of these is to be exclusively for Merriwa area residents. This exhibition is to be mixed medium, and as the promotional flyer says, for example, photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, prose, quilting, metal work, wood work, lego! The opening night will then not only be a celebration of the opening of the new gallery, but will be a celebration of the creativity of the community of Merriwa.
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