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3 Draws a Crowd – take 3 is the third exhibition from local artists Ve Hammond, Tanya Gilby and Pam Price. The three have been friends for many years, so when they turn their like minded interests and talents into a show you can be assured that the event will be very colourful and delightfully visual. Their extraordinary talent ranges from unique sculpture, graphite drawing through to painting in all types of mediums, their emphasis always being on nature and life.

All are members of the Maryborough Art Society and the exhibition will take place at the Maryborough Art Gallery, 282 Kent Street Maryborough commencing November 3, 2018 and running the entire month, ending December 3, 2018.

Tanya Gilby has been working with clay since she was eight years old. She started working for Maryborough Pottery and Tile approximately 30 years ago as a production potter. Over the years, Tanya has honed her skill in different pottery techniques through attendance of numerous workshops and TAFE courses.

Her works highlight her interest in texture and nature. Tanya is also an accomplished painter with her works tending towards the abstract and very contemporary. As in her sculpture, nature is her inspiration with her colours schemes often earthy, their vibrancy depending on her mood. Her paintings are generally in oils and acrylics, but she also enjoys eco-dying. She will have samples of all her styles in this exhibition.

Pam Price started painting later in life, starting with attending a graphite course around ten years ago. From there Pam expanded her skills to painting, her preferred medium being acrylics and oils. Originally living on small acreage, Pam focussed her talents and her love of nature by painting still life her subject matter typically local flora and fauna. Pam’s works are dramatic and colourful and reflect her love of nature and art. As a reflection of her work, Pam was recently awarded second prize in the ‘Flora and Fauna’ section of the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

Ve Hammond has also been doing art for quite a while. After moving from Sydney to Maryborough 20 years ago, Ve became inspired by her mother-in-law and started her painting career from there. “Life is exciting and far too short not to dabble in painting and pottery,” Ve said.

Ve is also inspired by nature and paints mainly in acrylics, though she also works in pastels, graphite and watercolours. She is now very interested in mixed media and loves combining different medium to add contrast and texture to her work. Her success lies in her subject matter and vibrant colours.

The exhibit is bound to be one that will catch the eye and interest of art lovers. The artists will also be available to talk to over the course of the exhibition. Please put a visit to Maryborough Art Gallery on your list of things to do in November. You will certainly enjoy what you see.

Maryborough Art Society Inc. and Maryborough Art Gallery

The exhibition is being held at the Maryborough Art Gallery and is sponsored by the Maryborough Art Society Inc. The Art Society is very committed to its members and as such actively participates in the production, development, showcasing and marketing of its members work. The Art Society provides its member with a wonderful gallery to display their work. The Maryborough Art Gallery is open 6 days a week Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 2.00pm and Saturdays till 12.30pm. Special events and exhibitions may have extended hours.

Maryborough Art Society is always looking for new members and offers a great deal of support and encouragement for very little cost. From outings to workshops, classes and exhibitions the Art Society offers social interaction and gives artists the vehicle in which to promote and display their work.

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