Art Exhibit Celebrates the Lake – Ballarat Times


ONE of Creswick’s natural landmarks is set to be celebrated later this month with an art exhibition.

Along with community groups and artists brought together by the Pavilion Arts Creswick, the group presents the Biggin and Scott Park Lake Art Show, with works depicting the titular lake and its surroundings.

The exhibit will run from Friday June 24 to Sunday June 26 at the Creswick Neighborhood Centre, and organizer and arts pavilion chair Andrew Bell says it will serve multiple purposes.

“Of course it’s about getting artists to show their work to the community and to each other, but it also shows Creswick what can happen when all of these associations work together,” he said.

“Park Lake also seems to be a bit forgotten in town, which puts the place on people’s minds as well.”

Twelve works will be selected for a fundraising calendar by Friends of Park Lake, with proceeds going to plant rhododendrons throughout the site.

The winning works will be chosen by artist Criss Canning and Ballarat Art Gallery curator Kiri Smart, with eleven of the entrants receiving $100 and prize money from exhibit sponsors.

The top prize is $250 and the Biggin and Scott prize, which Mr Bell says “saved” the show when a previous sponsor dropped out.

An opening party will be held the previous Friday at 7 p.m., and Mr Bell said he was delighted to see how the artists graced the Park Lake.

“I imagine we’ll have more photos than usual, which will be interesting, but there’s flexibility in the sense that it’s open to all art forms,” ​​he said.

“And it’s very important to me that community groups work together for this. I’m really happy and proud of that.

Admission is $15 at the door on opening night and a gift of gold coins for the following days.

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