Arts Lounge Exhibition

Tuesday 29 August to Saturday 28 October
Wyreena Arts Lounge

Featured Artists in The Arts Lounge:

  • Andrew Hives
  • Gwen Scott
  • Tony Weston


Gwen Scott, Blue Butterfly, 2017, reduction linocut

Watercolour, photography, and reduction lino prints are explored during September and October in The Arts Lounge.

Tony Weston paints exclusively in watercolour. Having been influenced by the great impressionist painters, as well as some contemporary watercolourists, Tony’s work can be described as impressionistic realism. By providing enough information to depict the subject and leaving much of the detail for the viewer’s mind to complete, Tony creates mood and light with the freshness of his application.

Gwen Scott’s collection of colour reduction lino prints reference the ancient mythological goddess Pomona – the gatekeeper of the orchard. To produce her colour prints, Gwen uses the reduction method, a printmaking technique that allows a multi-coloured print to be made with the use of a single linoleum block. Using one block of linoleum, individual colours are built up by progressively cutting away sections of the block, printing the colour and repeating the process with subsequent colours until the block is reduced or completely destroyed. Gwen won the 2016 Print Council of Australia Print Commission with her print titled Pomona dreaming of her nemesis.

Andrew Hives’ interest in photography developed during his late teens as part of his love of graphic art and design. Photography remained a hobby until 2007, when a light bulb moment sparked Andrew’s creativity. This creativity grew and took hold when Andrew travelled to Tanzania as a volunteer. Enjoy the images of Tanzania which are part of this exhibition.

The Arts Lounge will take you to exciting places during this eclectic exhibition.

The Makers Windows are full of beautiful artisan gifts by:

  • Elise Hurst – books and prints
  • Joanne Pearcy – cards
  • Meredith Gaston – books
  • Marlize Myburgh – ceramics
  • Marja Leena Montonen – prints, cards and jigsaws
  • Jodie Kimpton – jewellery
  • Beatrix Mol – jewellery
  • Amanda Tuohy – books
  • Kirstin Hibbs – journals and jewellery
  • Juliet Widdows – ceramics
  • Jenny Keogh – art
  • Jean Fredericks - jewellery
  • Zetta Kanta – textiles
  • Claire Sunderland – wishing stones
  • Sue Lyle – jewellery and textiles
  • Rhonda Nadasdy – ceramics
  • Kristin McFarlane – glass
  • Yuso Lee – ceramics Lisa Hass - jewellery

Opening Hours

Weekdays 9am to 4pm
Saturdays 9am to 3pm

With The Conservatory Cafe a few steps away, why not enjoy your coffee and cake surrounded by beautiful artworks and artisan gifts.