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Open winner Julianne Gosper with her winning mixed media painting titled ‘Dream Big’. Image: Lynne Mowbray

LCACA open’s small works exhibition

Lynne Mowbray | The Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association [LCACA] held its “8×8 Small Works Exhibition” official opening and presentation on Friday night, at Ferry Park Gallery, Maclean. This year’s exhibition theme was “In my mind’s Eye”, which drew a large number of entries; 47 Student entries and 110 Open entries. Marc McIntyre from the Coldstream Gallery, Ulmarra who judged the Open section, said that he was surprised with the variety of this year’s entries. “The artists just took the subject [“In my mind’s Eye”] and ran with it,” said Mr McIntyre. Winner of the Open section was Julianne Gosper with her mixed media painting titled ‘Dream Big’. Ms Gosper said that her painting was of a kitten with its shadow depicting something greater. “If you look deeper into the shadow of the painting, you can see the kitten aiming high and dreaming of being bigger than he’ll ever be,” said Ms Gosper. The message depicted in Ms Gosper’s art work was, ‘dream big and always aim high’. Prize winners for the 8×8 Open Section – Section 1 were: Winner – Julianne Gosper – ‘Dream Big’ 2nd – Anne Walter – ‘Without a Care’ 3rd – Penny Stuart – ‘I’d like to Be’ Highly commended – Karl Rubi – ‘Climbing the Colossus’ Highly commended – Su Bishop – ‘Fish Eye’ WHEN: Fri 23 March – 28th April 2018 WHERE: Ferry Park Gallery Pacific Hwy Maclean COST: FREE  
(above L-R) L-R Suzanne Monin, Ian Tiley, Open section winner Julianne Gosper and Penny Stuart. Image: Lynne Mowbray
Anne Walter took out 2nd prize in the Open section with her painting ‘Without a Care’.
Image: Lynne Mowbray