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“Olley-esque” works on display at Ferry Park. Image: Contributed

What is “Olley-esque”?

Ferry Park Gallery Artist of the Month for June 2021 is “Olley-esque” staged by the Maclean Art Group, a group of local artists affiliated with the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association.

This exhibit is inspired by the works of Margaret Olley. Margaret grew up in the Northern Rivers and being a “local” she is the ideal inspiration for this group activity.

In “Olley-esque”, the artists display their talents and ‘aspirations’ in a diverse manner, being watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media, drawing or collage. All items are for sale.

The art group meets each Tuesday in the Tea Rooms at the Maclean Showground complex with a view to exchanging ideas and offering generous support with the aim of helping one another.

During the year, the group invites local artists to conduct workshops as well as running ‘in house’ activities, such as card making, collage or even recycling ‘single use’ plastic into various art forms or sculpture.

The mornings usually involve a ‘cuppa’, some friendly and lively chat and a ‘show and tell’ if someone chooses to share their work.  It is a very relaxed way of maintaining contact with people of similar interests and often contributes to the forming of long-standing friendships. New members are always welcome.

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: [email protected] Web: Socials: Facebook and Instagram.