July 9th, 2023Big show coming up for Little Gallery
The Little Gallery in Trentham is no stranger to fundraising as over the past 11 years of its existence it has donated proceeds from its many exhibitions to local charities and interstate communities in need.
Rose Wilson, one of the founding artists says: “Fundraising is the core of the Little Gallery’s philosophy and partly its success as a small regional gallery by way of giving back to an ever-supportive community.”
The proceeds from this year’s annual Winter Show will be donated to Trentham’s Neighbourhood Centre, the central hub of Trentham’s community. The centre is vital for a small rural community as a place for connection and offers a variety of programs and facilities for all age groups.
Along with the fundraising element, the Winter Show offers 16 invited artists a platform to exhibit locally. It is a much anticipated event that gallery patrons, locals and art collectors look forward to every year and attracts many visitors to the gallery and the town during the colder months. The exhibition comprises emerging and high profile prominent regional artists and offers a diversity of works.
Alongside Little Gallery resident artists Rose Wilson, Helen Cottle, Ri Van Veen, Kim Haughie and Larissa Gray, this year’s show will feature artworks from Mike Portley, Freya Maclaren, Gayle Cykner, Louise Otten, Julie Coyle, Lawrence Finn, Garth Henderson, Jimmy Rix, Emma Jimson, Maria Coyle, Trefor Prest, Jordan
Koster, Ahmet Kandemir, Janae Paquin-Bowden, Helen McRae and Deanne Gilson.
The Winter Show will also offer an art raffle with full proceeds going to the charity. The Winter Show raffle has become a popular chance to win artwork donated by the Little Gallery collective and other prizes donated by the community.
The generous donation of an historical Joseph Banks framed print, donated by Curtis and the late Jim Sinatra will also be on offer. Jim Sinatra was a widely respected designer, author and educator and a great supporter of the Little Gallery who sadly passed in May. The Winter Show 2023 will be held in honour of Jim’s generosity and contribution in support of the arts. Multi-award-winning, locally-based director of
theatre, musicals and opera, Simon Phillips will officially open the show.
The opening night is Friday, July 14 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, with the show running until July 31.