New exhibition showcases works from the St George Creative Art and Craft Centre

One of the works, 'Autumn' by Margaret Conlon that is part of the 'Creative' exhbition, works from the St George Creative Art and Craft Centre, which opens at Hurstville Museum and Gallery this weekend.
One of the works, 'Autumn' by Margaret Conlon that is part of the 'Creative' exhbition, works from the St George Creative Art and Craft Centre, which opens at Hurstville Museum and Gallery this weekend.

An exhibition of works by the tutors and artists of the St George Creative Art and Craft Centre opens at the Hurstville Museum and Gallery this weekend.

Called Creative, the exhibition brings together various art forms and crafts being taught at the St George Creative Art and Craft Centre.

Established in 1978 to provide a venue for local artists, the centre provides a number of low-cost and accessible craft classes to the community.

The talented tutors at the centre are experienced artists who have exhibited nationally and have been recognised with a number of awards and prizes in their chosen mediums.

Exhibiting artists include: Tina Arena, Lee Brett, Tracey Clifford, Margaret Conlon, Nadine Croker, Karen Hobson, Jenny Jones, Lyndall Kelly, Mia Kokkoris, Audrey Leishman, Phonekham Malika, Sam T. Mori, Jung A Park, Janet Salby, Gilbert Sant, Barbara Sharkey, Maggie Wen, Margaret Whitehurst and Val Winter.

The body of work presented will feature mediums including drawing, painting, ceramics and textiles.

The artists have a diverse background in their practice, for example Val Winter who 'commenced art classes when her children were older' and Jenny Jones who 'loved to draw and paint as a child, didn't do much whilst married, but took it up again when retired and not looked back'.

Karen Hobson's 'passion for Asian inspired work started during my HSC years studying Chinese and Japanese art and architecture in the 70's', while Phonekham alika experienced an aneurism which allowed her to devote more time to art and to heal through art therapy.

Gilbert Sant 'finds playing in mud as satisfying today as it was when he was five'.

St George Creative Art & Craft Centre hosts a number of festivals through the year including the Discovery Festival of Community Arts in partnership with Georges River Council.

This exhibition will be on display at Hurstville Museum and Gallery from June 8 to 30 June.

Event: Exhibition opening for Creative - St George Creative Art and Craft Centre

Time: 2pm

Date: Saturday 8 June 2019

Cost: Free

Location: Hurstville Museum and Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 2pm to 5pm.

Phone: 9330 6444.

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