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Art of the Otways on St Kilda Beach
Summer has arrived in Melbourne, and both locals and tourists are flocking to our sandy shores. St. Kilda beach is home to a myriad of activities; joggers, swimmers and rollerbladers being just a few of those you are sure to encounter on a sunny day.
St. Kilda beach. Image by Joe Bennett from Wikimedia Commons
However, a different kind of activity will be arriving at the beach this Summer. From the 5th to the 18th of December, St Kilda Sea Bath's Beachcomber Cafe will be hosting 'Landscapes of the Otway Coast,' an exhibition featuring oil paintings of the Otways, by local artist, Eros Anceschi.
Anceschi has an affinity with the Victorian landscape. He takes regular road trips from his St. Kilda home, to explore the Otway coast via the Great Ocean Walk around Cape Volney and Moonlight Head. Then, from his home-studio he works from drawings, snapshots and memories to create stunning images of the area.
Cape Otway, Victoria. Image by Christoph Settgast from Wikimedia Commons
Anceschi's works have been exhibited around Melbourne since the early nineties. More recently, his paintings have been displayed in Lorne, Warnambool and Geelong.This will be the first exhibition to take place at the Beachcomber Cafe, although the atmosphere is sure to be perfect. The cafe is a favorite spot for locals, providing the lively scenery of St. Kilda beach.
Situated in the Beachcomber with views of the bay, this free exhibition should be exquisite. The gallery is open from 11am to 6pm daily, leaving plenty of time for a walk along the beach and a bite to eat at the cafe.