June 6th, 2022Pop-up artwork
FOLLOWING a successful exhibition on the Australia Day long weekend, the Daylesford Art Collective is planning a new pop-up exhibition for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend from June 11 to 13.
Glenlyon artist Pam Gleeson, pictured, said Daylesford had no community art space and the pop-up exhibitions of the collective went a small way to addressing the issue.
“It gives artists in the community a chance to exhibit and sell their works without having to pay large commissions to commercial galleries,” she said.
“The idea of the collective was driven by a need for local creatives to have visibility and recognition of their work.
“At present, the collective is using the small council building at 94 Vincent Street, between the Daylesford Post Office and the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre which the Hepburn Shire Council has kindly allowed the collective to use.”
Pam said it was hoped a permanent home, which would provide ample space for exhibitions, workshops and workspaces for all disciplines of fine art, would be found in the near future.
The Queen’s Birthday exhibition features nine artists with works including paintings, ceramics, sculpture and woodturning.
At the previous exhibition Silverhair, a local band, performed outside the pop-up space, and will again be performing on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm.
Pam said she hoped people would come and appreciate the talent of some of the local artists. All works are for sale.
Opening hours are 10am to 4pm all weekend.