Lynne Mowbray |
Liz Slater’s exhibition ‘Watermark’ at The Old Kirk, Yamba was officially opened on Saturday evening.
This exhibition continues on from her recent exhibition at Grafton Regional Gallery.
With 10 new paintings and 10 from her exhibition ‘Undergrowth’, Liz’s work captures waterways in the Clarence Valley and beyond.
The exhibition opening on Saturday drew a large crowd from both ends of the Clarence as well as visitors from outside the area.
Clarence Valley Council Mayor Jim Symonds and Councillor Karen Toms were in attendance, along with Grafton Regional Gallery director Niomi Sands.
Due to Saturday’s inclement weather, those who attended the launch of the exhibition gathered in the museum, prior to the official opening, which was conducted by The Gallery Foundations chair Rod Watters.
At the conclusion of his speech, Mr Watters directed the crowd into to the Old Kirk, where they were greeted by Liz’s outstanding coloured works.
Liz said that she wanted to thank Yamba Museum president Marea Buist and volunteers of the Museum, who were very busy on the night before the official opening of her exhibition
Liz said that her exhibition is a continuing body of work that reflects what she sees in our changing environment.
“Water, as undergrowth, tells us stories about living things,” Liz said.
“I have captured water in different waterways and this is the start of an evolving body of work”.
“I’d like to thank the Burton family of Yamba, who loaned their painting “Yamba, Main Beach” which is the star piece of the exhibition,” she said.
Liz suffers with chronic pain and uses her art as pain management.
A video was shown at the opening of how she works; which will be playing throughout the exhibition.
After the very successful opening, ‘Watermark’ continues until 26 July, at The Old Kirk, Yamba Museum.
Tickets are also available for a raffle of a limited edition print, with funds going to support the museum.
The winner will be notified at the close of the exhibition.