TAS exhibition celebrates spring

Nella Molloy, Judy Crain, and Helen Taylor. For more photos see the Friday, October 6, edition of the Tumut and Adelong Times.

The Tumut Art Society is celebrating spring the way they do best: with a seasonal-themed exhibition featuring works from local artists.

It’s also a new style of exhibition for the Society. Rather than featuring an artist of the month, they will be putting on themed exhibitions with contributions from all their members.

Past President Glenyce Francis said ‘A Touch of Spring’ was the ideal way to start the new system.

“This is a new feature that we’re doing and it involves all members who wanted to put paintings in to do with spring,” she said.

“From my perspective spring is about new life, regeneration, everything like that, and I think that’s been depicted very well here with the various art pieces.”

Members opened the exhibition with champagne and canapes, and some springtime gardening advice from McDougall and Cruise Mitre 10 Garden Centre’s Angela Nest.

“Gardens and art have a lot in common,” she said.

“You have colour, design, imagination, mood, technique, and satisfaction. You also don’t stand in the middle of a garden to appreciate it: you stand back like you would look at a painting, and get the big picture.

“Spring is here, and the time is now to enjoy it before the summer heat!”

Next up for the Art Society will be the ‘Art with Class’ exhibition: champagne opening Friday, November 3 at 6pm, and the ‘Kids Art Exhibition’: opening Saturday November 25 at 3pm.