Doing a roaring trade in art


Tradewinds general manager Stephen Wicks. Inset: Jill Bryant.
Main picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d453378
Tradewinds general manager Stephen Wicks. Inset: Jill Bryant. Main picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d453378

Fremantle artist Jill Bryant is calling the Tradewinds a second home for several months as she paints her way through a residency at the venue.

“It’s a fantastic arrangement and a huge support for emerging artists,” she said.

“Your artwork is displayed for several months without charge and with no commission on the sale any of the pieces.

“I feel privileged to have been asked to display my work and very grateful of their support.”

Prendiville Group brand manager Michael Prendiville said that with such a strong cultural heritage in the area, it was important for the hotel to support local artists in the community.

“We wanted to provide a space and platform where local artists could showcase their work,” he said.

“We feel it’s a great opportunity to foster new talent and give established and upcoming artists more exposure within the community.

“It’s also a chance for our guests to experience a little of Fremantle’s eclectic and vibrant culture.”

Locals will also have the chance to get some insight into the mind of an artist when Bryant holds a meet and greet evening, complete with samples from the Tradewinds’ food and wine menu.

Bryant said she was looking forward to chatting to attendees and giving some insight into her work.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to share your passion with others and perhaps explain the concept behind some of the pieces on display and the techniques used,” she said.

The meet the artist night will be at the Tradewinds Hotel on May 26 from 5.30pm to 7pm.

RSVP to promotions@tradewinds.com.au.