October 26th, 2021Daylesford to come alive with ‘Art on Vincent’
DAYLESFORD’S town centre will come alive with colour when ‘Art on Vincent’ kicks off this Friday.
As part of the 2021 Daylesford Art Show, hosted by Rotary, the exciting new concept will bring artwork to the community and truly highlight our region’s remarkable talent.
For Creswick artist Di Lehne, who won the Best Portrait Category in last year’s show, being able to exhibit this year has given artists an incredible boost.
“Many art shows across the region have been cancelled so it is wonderful as an artist to be able to showcase our work. Daylesford Rotary has organised it in such a unique way that the show can still happen,” she said.
Di, pictured above and well known across the region for her inspirational and thought-provoking pieces and for engaging the Creswick and Clunes community through art, has her work on display year-round at the Rose & Oak Café in Clunes.
This year Di has entered four pieces in the art show including still life, abstract and landscape – and make sure you view her work titled Fractured State 2. It’s timely, political and absorbing!
Running for a month, the Daylesford Art Show will not only feature artwork in local businesses but will also include unique self-guided audio tours, including Australian Sign Language interpretation, along Vincent Street featuring artworks on display thanks to local business QRush Media.
Daylesford Rotarian, Tim Cansfield-Smith, said this year’s show is one that the entire community has thrown its support behind.
“From local businesses embracing artwork in their shops, to students from the Dharma School painting the easels for the displayed art, right through to many businesses sponsoring the event, our show highlights what really can be achieved when the community comes together,” he said.
“The idea for people to listen to the audio by simply scanning a QR code in the window, hear about the featured artwork and then go and view the work is an incredibly engaging experience. If you love the work then you can even buy it on the spot.
“The important aspect is 25 per cent of proceeds from each sale goes towards much-needed education, health, environment and community welfare projects in our local community.
“We are looking forward to artists and art-lovers alike celebrating the best painting talent our region has to offer. Covid restrictions have made us really think about ways we can bring artwork to our community and by bringing art to the streets we hope ‘Art on Vincent’ will inspire many across our regions to embrace the 2021 Daylesford Art Show.”
The Daylesford Art Show will run from Friday, October 29 – Tuesday, November 2 from 10am – 5pm in the Daylesford Town Hall with a 20-person limit. Over 25 artworks will be on display in participating businesses as part of ‘Art on Vincent’ from Wednesday, November 3.