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Pastels to take over Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery

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Lotus artwork that will be on display as part of the upcoming Pastels Society of Australia exhibition at the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery.

The Pastel Society of Australia will be hosting its upcoming exhibition at the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery, showcasing a range of artworks from a number of participating members.

The exhibition, which will be on display from Saturday 2 April until Wednesday 4 May, will showcase a diverse range of pieces from members around the country.

Not only does the society have members in Australia, but also members from the United States and New Zealand.

Vice President of the Pastel Society of Australia Sue Robinson said the exhibition was one that Gin Gin locals should visit, providing a great opportunity for members to showcase their work regionally.

“The pieces will all be very different in their styles as our members are in every state across Australia and also in the United States and New Zealand, so the society is made up of a very diverse range of people, resulting in a range of different artworks,” Sue said.

“The Pastel Society of Australia usually exhibit in Brisbane and on both the Sunshine and Gold Coast so showcasing this exhibition in Gin Gin is great for the community.

“By bringing the tour to a regional gallery such as Gin Gin is a great opportunity for the community to come and see the high quality of work.”

Sue said there will also be pieces from Internationally acclaimed artist Lyn Diefenbach, who is one of only 20 pastel artists in Australia to have been awarded Eminent Pastellist status.

Lyn is part of the exhibition and it is a great chance to see some of her pieces which will be on display within the exhibition.”

The ‘Pastel Society of Australia’ was founded in 1985 and has 307 members.

The group provides recognition status of ‘Accomplished’ and ‘Master’ for aspiring pastel artists Australia wide.

Some of the artworks on display will be available for purchase.

Normal Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Admission to the gallery is free with disabled access to the gallery and amenities available.

The Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery is located at 80a Mulgrave Street, Gin Gin, next to the police station.

For more information, please contact the Gallery on 4157 2154 or by email at Courthouse7@bigpond.com.

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