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Willyama dares to dream

Friday, 27th February, 2015

Every year, the Willyama Art Society has the opportunity to exhibit work in the Regional Art Gallery, which the Society president says is great for local artists.

Tonight the Society’s new show opens at the gallery. It is their 54th exhibition and is called “In Your Dreams”.

“Someone said we should have a ‘way out’ theme then someone else said ‘in your dreams’ and it stuck,” said President Bob Groves.

The theme challenged a few people but it has allowed a range of imaginative works to emerge, he said.

“We try and do two exhibitions a year. If we are invited to display our works, we will.

“All types of artists are welcome to join the society.

“We have 35 members who work on varying mediums. We get limited opportunities to display our work, so it is great to be able to do it at the gallery.”

Mr Groves said he was very impressed with everyone’s work.

“I think there are some wonderful pieces of work, with some fantastic ideas,” he said.

“We always get a lot of feedback when we have these exhibitions.”

Willyama has also been exhibiting works at the Exchange Arcade near the Poet and Peasant Cafe.

Along with the Art Society’s show, other groups and solo artists will have exhibitions opening tonight.

Gaara Arts, a group of Broken Hill female artists, will be exhibiting miniature works.

They will be displayed in the cabinet as patrons walk into the gallery’s viewing rooms.

There is no theme for these works and they are small and unframed. They are priced to sell very quickly.

There will also be exhibitions by three solo artists - locals Phyllis Ragenovich and Robyn Taylor, and basket weaver, the late Virginia Kaiser.

Everyone is invited to attend the opening.

For more information about the Willyama Art Society call Mr Groves on 8087 3270.

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