The 2018 biennial portrait exhibition, Characters of the Fleurieu will be held during May in Strathalbyn and Langhorne Creek. It opens at 2pm Sunday May 6th at the Stationmasters Art Gallery, Strathalbyn and continues to Sunday 3rd of June.
The Stationmasters Gallery and Lake Breeze Winery will exhibit the Characters of the Fleurieu selected entries. Bremerton Wines will showcase work of outstanding portrait artists from the RSASA.
Visitors to the exhibition can start at the Stationmaster’s Art Gallery, then tour to three Langhorne Creek venues – all historic locations. Or they can start with Langhorne Creek direct from Wistow. It is anticipated that this exhibition will draw many visitors from across the state to visit the area as cultural tourists where they will enjoy the wonderful array for local foods and wines, accommodation and hospitality along with absorbing the region’s rich heritage.
David Dridan OAM of Strathalbyn will be one of the judges, with Lisa Ingerson (the winner of the last two exhibitions) and Mikyla Gilbert, Creative Director, Fritz magazine. The opening speaker will be Mr. Greg Mackie (OAM), CEO for the SAHistory Trust and founder of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.
The RSASA will present the $2,000 Second Prize award, Campus Colour a $500 voucher for photography and Premier Art Supplies a $500 voucher for sculpture. The Strathalbyn Rotary Club is one of the main local sponsors and will support the exhibition in a number of practical ways – their involvement is lead by Jane Littlejohn from Watervilla B&B.
Characters of the Fleurieu: 10am-4pm daily. The Historic School 9-4pm weekdays, open on weekends (TBA).