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An exhibition of two parts

Wednesday, 10th March, 2021

Maureen Clark with her piece ‘Before and After Coffee’ which sold recently. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson Maureen Clark with her piece ‘Before and After Coffee’ which sold recently. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

By Emily Ferguson

Willyama Art Society’s exhibition, Diptych is now showing at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. 

The Willyama Art Society (WAS) has about 30 members with eight featured in the current exhibition, Bob Groves and Maureen Clark are two of the WAS’ exhibiting artists.

A diptych is a piece of art created in two parts, it may be a painting, drawing, photograph, carving or any other flat artwork. Diptych pieces can be presented in the format or landscape or portrait and the two parts are usually the same size. 

Works highlight a full palette of materials from oils and watercolours to acrylics, inks and pastels, all of which inspired the members to produce portraits, landscapes, abstract or still life works.

“Traditional diptych is two pictures in one frame, but if you google it you’ll find that two pieces together is still a diptych,” Bob said.

“They relate to each other, that’s how we’ve loosely interpreted it,” Maureen said.

“There’s a wide range or artistic medium used, so we’ve got everything from water colour, oil paint and acrylic,” she said. 

Maureen has two pieces in the exhibition; ‘Before and After Coffee’ because she loves emus and a story in a painting, and ‘Let’s Dance’ which was inspired by Picasso, with bright colours and odd shapes. 

Bob’s piece is called ‘Station Huts’ and it was created because of his love of drawing old station huts and shearing sheds, he says they have a lot of character and he loves them. 

The WAS exhibition is now showing at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery up until Sunday April 25. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. 

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