Just like the local wildflowers after all the rain, the local artists across the Bouddi peninsula will be blossoming with creativity over the October long weekend.
Art shows of various types have been a tradition on the Bouddi peninsula for decades, though this year’s shows have coincided with a feast of creativity from several local groups:
- The popular Bouddi Arts Trail will see 20 local artists open their studios on Saturday and Sunday.
- The Bouddi Art Show will be held at Wagstaffe Hall over the weekend.
- Hardys Bay Community Club is holding a nature photography exhibition
BOUDDI ARTS MAP
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Bouddi Arts Trail
The Bouddi Peninsula Arts Trail starts at 9am, Saturday, October 1st and continues until 4pm Sunday 2nd, located across the villages of Killcare, Hardys Bay, Pretty Beach, Wagstaffe and Killcare Heights.
This year 20 locally based artists will open their studios to the public to view and eventually purchase their works. The location of all the artist’s studios can be found on the map above and can be downloaded at the link in the digital version of this article on our website.
Bouddi Art Show at Wagstaffe
The Bouddi Society will use the hall at Wagstaffe to once again host its own special Bouddi Art Show featuring talented local artists. The theme this year is called ‘Emergence’ and will salute talented emerging artists from the local area.
The show will be officially opened by singer/songwriter Melinda Schneider on Saturday who will speak/sing on the subject of Emergence in the context of art.
Melinda recently sat for emerging local artist Mary Simpson for a portrait that has been submitted for the Archibald Prize. The artwork, ‘Give Good Face’ shows off Melinda, often referred to as ’the girl with the million dollar smile’, in a different light.
Nature Photography Exhibition
A Nature Photography Exhibition will be displayed inside the Hardys Bay Club. A launch is being held at 5pm on Friday 30th for the full show, which will feature a range of works around the topic of the Natural World, featuring 4 local photographers.
Emma Parker, one of the photographers who specialise in wildlife, will install large-scale works in the back room.
“The idea behind the show is the power of the natural world to bring our focus back to the joy nature brings. A small detail on a flower, a landscape or a connection between the audience and an animal in a photograph can bring us together in ensuring wildlife and nature is protected and celebrated for generations to come” said Parker