Strathnairn Arts – Community

Homestead Galleries
Until 29 October 2023

Artworks created by the long-standing community groups who meet at Strathnairn’s Village Hall. Barbie spoke to several of the artists exhibiting:

Phil Mead
Belinda Gill
Jann Ollerenshaw

Michael Winters’ Group

Michael Winters teaches two Continuing Education Classes through the ANU at Strathnairn Arts. His students study three artists a semester following a different theme.

This semester, the morning group looked at Gustav Klimt, Dorrit Black and Claude Monet, From Flowers to Foliage.

The afternoon group studied Edouard Vuillard, Jean Appleton and Justin O’Brien. The theme for the afternoon group was From Flowers to Fruit.

Each artist has contributed one or two paintings which show how they have been influenced by Michael and the artists studied.

Different Strokes

Originally formed by students of Michael Winters after Michael moved to Dubbo, Different Strokes has now been painting at Strathnairn Arts every Wednesday for 12 years.

They exchange ideas and experiment with different mediums and styles, hoping to inspire others with their work.

The Gumnuts

A collective of 25 enthusiastic artists who meet each at Strathnairn Arts to paint and draw in a supportive atmosphere and where they can focus totally on their work without day-to-day interruptions.

They share skills and knowledge but also learn from occasional guest tutors who inspire and develop their artistic skills. Many of the artists have had work accepted in regional and national exhibitions and are well known in the Canberra area.

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Image Faye Marion, Wattle and Wine