PLEASED TO BE INVOLVED: Cootamundra Nursing Home ‘Art Therapy’ artists (from left) Eddie Marinan, Elaine Annetts, Glad Hately, Dick Bromley and Ian Taylor with some their works on display at the Town Hall as part of this weekend’s Wattle Time Art Exhibition. IN this, the 35th year of the Wattle Time Art Exhibition the focus is on community.
Organisers of the exhibition, Can Assist, are pleased to include ‘Art Therapy’ artists from the Cootamundra Nursing Home alongside the traditional school groups and exhibits of ‘professional’ art.
There is certainly something for everyone at this year’s Art Exhibition which kicks off tonight from 7pm with the official opening set down for 8pm by local radio host Neil Langford.
Art Therapy is a new addition to the show this year with residents learning their skills from volunteer artists. More about the process of art rather than the finished product, the artworks each depict something important in the lives of the residents.
For one woman it is her cat, another shows life on the farm including a canola crop, dam, shed and fences, while yet another is of a boat once owned and enjoyed by the resident.
Art Therapy improves physical as well as the cognitive skills of the residents involved and is welcomed by families for the tangible product it provides created by their loved one.
Find the Art Therapy display in the Civic Hall section of the Town Hall.
Jennie Forster, a well-known local artist, has been chosen as this year’s Artist inResidence.
She has been painting professionally for 15 years and teaches both drawing (various mediums) and painting. She is a sought after tutor across regional New South Wales.
Her work encompasses tonal impressionism, mainly in oils, acrylics and inks with the focus strongly linked to light, colour, and to the paint itself.
She is also passionate about experimental drawing and mixed media.
Jennie has had 24 successful solo exhibitions, as well as exhibiting in joint exhibitions and competitions.
She has won numerous awards and has works in public, corporate and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, China, India, England and America.
Wattle TimeArt ExhibitionFast Facts
Venue: Cootamundra Town Hall
Tonight: Opening night, doors open 7pm for an 8pm official opening. Entry $15 per person.
Tomorrow: 10am until 4pm. Entry $5 per person or $15 per family.
Sunday: 10am until 3pm. Entry $5 or $15 per family.
* A family price has been introduced this year to encourage more young people through the doors of the Wattle Time Art Exhibition. With a host of student artworks on display, take the opportunity to look at what local kids have been up to in an artistic realm.
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