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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
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A Rich Display of Creativity
Aspiring artists have the chance to see their work hanging in the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. The Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show‏ is coming to town. With wonderful prizes in three categories - painting, ceramic and sculpture, and photography - the entry price of $15 is a bargain price. Work will be on display for two and a half weeks. The Exhibition can be viewed from Friday 1 April to Sunday 17 April. For exhibiting artists, the 2016 collection of emerging and hobby artists from across South Australia will be received at the gallery on Tuesday 29 March in preparation for display to the public.

Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
The Murray Bridge Regional Gallery will showcase the Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show. Photograph by JA Rossiter.


The Murray Bridge Regional Gallery is a world class gallery that has three exhibition spaces and an attractive retail outlet selling works by South Australia's leading artists and designers in glass, wood, fabric, stationery and jewelry.

Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show,
Pick up a Beautiful Decorator Piece at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Photograph by JA Rossiter.


The 25th Rotary Art Show judges are Sally Foster, judging the painting, and Peter Smyth, overseeing the photography. Peter Smyth was also a judge of the 2015 Rotary Art Show. He has held a lifelong interest in photography and has his own darkroom. Photography continues to enthrall him on a daily basis, both as a personal interest and in connection with his computing work.

Sally Foster, Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show‏‏
Sally Foster, painting judge in 2010 and 2016. Photograph The Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show


Sally Foster is currently the Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Art Gallery of South Australia. She previously worked at the Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art as the Assistant Curator of International Art. Sally is a local of Murray Bridge and has recently returned to live in her home town.

Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Mobilong and Murray Bridge, the Art Show attracts entrants from all age brackets. Artist Pat Mason has been exhibiting regularly since 1986, and without revealing her age, I will say quietly that she is an esteemed, experienced octogenarian. Pat's daughter Jane also enters and both women have been featured artists in the Gallery's annual calendar of exhibitions.

Tyson Pratt was the youngest entrant of Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show. A budding sportsman and junior golfer‏, twelve year old Tyson was awarded the Encouragement Award for his work 'Picnic Day at the Races' in 2008.

Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Peter Smyth, Samela Harris, Melinda Rankine
Peter Smyth, Samela Harris and Melinda Rankine judged the Rotary Art Show in 2015. Peter Smyth returns this year. Photograph The Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show.


Come along and be inspired by this wonderful exhibition of creativity.
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Why? Viewing the creativity of others is inspiring.
When: Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Friday 1 April to Sunday 17 April
Phone: Wendy Gaborit 0418 858 717
Where: Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
Sixth Street, Murray Bridge
Cost: $15 per exhibit entry
Free admission for viewers
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An open invitation is extended by the Rotary Clubs of Mobilong and Murray Bridge to attend their 25th Rotary Art Show opening between 6.00 and 8.00pm on Friday the 1st April.
Michael Sedgman, CEO, Rural City of Murray Bridge, will be the guest speaker and drinks will be served.
All art works are available for purchase.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4116) 1343 days ago
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