Bayswater: Watercolour artists and photographers to showcase works from France art tour at Ellis House

Watercolour artists Gerri Box and Sue Hibbert getting ready for the French Impressions Exhibition at Ellis House Community Arts Centre. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d488003
Watercolour artists Gerri Box and Sue Hibbert getting ready for the French Impressions Exhibition at Ellis House Community Arts Centre. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d488003

FROM France to Bayswater, a group of watercolour artists and photographers will showcase impressions of their travels through French laneways and studios at an exhibition this month

In September 2017, 12 artists and photographers visited places where the impressionist movement began – including Fontainebleau, Montmartre and Giverny in France.

The movement started in the 19th century and involved canvases depicting quiet landscapes through small brush strokes and open composition.

Watercolour artists Sue Hibbert of Mt Lawley and Gerri Box of North Perth are part of the group, which will hold the French Impressions art and photography exhibition at Ellis House in Bayswater from November 8 to 25.

A cocktail opening night event will be held on November 9 from 6pm to 9pm, with tickets priced at $10 and including French finger food.

Hibbert, who also taught classes at Ellis House and Tresillian Arts Centre in Nedlands, said she hoped to have 100 people attend the opening and hundreds of people over the whole exhibition.

“We are going to be displaying our visual diaries from our trip and we have got the artist in residence room available to us, so over the three weeks that the exhibition is on, we will be taking turns being there,” she said.

“We will have two rooms of water-colour paintings and we will have one room of photographs.”

Box said laneways were an “artist’s delight”.

“When you travel, you still have your camera with you but when you are at a place looking from a point of view to get a painting out of it, you experience it differently,” she said.

The group was planning to go on an art tour in the Kimberley region.

 

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: French Impressions art and photography exhibition

WHERE: Ellis House, 116 Milne Street, Bayswater

WHEN: November 8 to 25. Thursday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm. Saturday to Sunday, from 10am to 4pm

CONTACT: Michele on 0417 931 105 or Sue on 0437 599 771

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