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In praise of Winter
Winter is a time of curling up on the couch by the warm fire, eating lots of comfort foods and taking out that umbrella. On the negative side, how to get all that washing dry? Plus getting up early on a very cold morning can be a test. An art exhibition at the Stump Hill Gallery, McLaren Vale Visitor Centre is celebrating all things winter.
Fleurieu Frost by Patricia Ferguson. Grapevine canes with leather leaves $150.00
The title and theme of this exhibition is 'Winter'. As with any art exhibition with a theme there is a wide variation of interpretation on what this theme means. The winter views and ideals presented are delightfully diverse and have a high standard. The season of rain clouds and dark skies, dormant trees and storms brewing is well presented. For those winter people this exhibition pays homage to the season of rest and staying cosy, cold nights and winter sunshine.
There are images of solitary walks along the beach, prints from the highly regarded Liz French, as well as bare vines and grey brooding skies. There are road scenes and an ice cool vine wreath. Other well established artists such as Lyn Chamberlain, Jenni Mumford and Rhonda Ogilvie have been channelling their winter vibe here too. A variety of media is used by artists including mosaics, glass, ceramics, prints, water colours, oil and acrylic paints and found objects.
This exhibition has free admission and as a bonus is in the McLaren Vale visitor complex with its associated café, retail area and wine tasting. The café is now stocking the widely regarded Home Grain Bakery goodies, a local bakery with a flair for good winter tucker.