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Artist of the month

Artist has a diverse background

Ferry Park Artist of the Month for May is Ann Veran.

Ann has a very diverse background in arts and crafts and has tried many mediums. Ann is currently displaying her jewellery creations. She describes her creativity journey.

“I started with sewing at 14, tried pottery and macrame, then crochet and discovered that I am not a knitter. Floral art followed and I created lead light pieces for many years. I have also felted using Australian merino and mohair and silk. After completing a jewellery course in Brisbane, I began creating pieces.

In 2005 I returned to live in Yamba and so began my passion for pearls.  I use pearls as the basis for many of my designs as well as using Swarovski crystals, semi-precious gemstones and interesting beads. I work mainly with silver, as i think that pearls and silver go beautifully together. These are the creations you see in my display as Artist of the Month at Ferry Park Gallery.”

Ann works from her home studio in Yamba and also displays her work in other Northern Rivers Galleries.

Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association Inc (LCACA) is a not-for- profit community organisation promoting and showcasing artisans of the Clarence Valley. LCACA opened Ferry Park Gallery in 1993 for members to display and sell their work. LCACA welcome new members to join us as an exhibitor or volunteer to work in our gallery. Ferry Park Gallery is on Big River Way, and easily accessed from the Maclean Interchange on the Pacific Motorway. The Gallery has a COVID safety plan and is managed by our members and open 7 days from 9am-4pm.

For more details phone: 6645 3700 or email: Web: Socials: Facebook and Instagram.


 Diane Nixon