Colour of Light: Morley artists to be part of exhibition

Art teacher D’Hange Yammanee with Alicia Gorey  and Deborah Watt. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Art teacher D’Hange Yammanee with Alicia Gorey and Deborah Watt. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

MORLEY-BASED experienced and emerging artists will present their creative efforts in an exhibition held next month.

About 40 students will present their still life, portraits and landscapes for the second annual Colour of Light art exhibition at the YMCA Morley Sport and Recreation Centre.

Taught by D’hange Yammanee and Angela Verhagen, many students had never painted before the classes or sold their works before.

Mr Yammanee said skills learnt through the exhibition process would prepare students if they wanted to host their own exhibition.

“The exhibition is part of the learning process; they learn how to hang, to set up, pricing, framing,” he said.

North Fremantle student Alicia Gorey will display her works after she took up painting for the first time six years ago.

Ms Gorey said she retired from her job as a learning support teacher and joined an art class on a whim when a former colleague wanted company.

Since picking up the brush, Ms Gorey has won awards including the Perth Royal Show’s people’s choice category, and has hosted her own exhibition.

Her oil paintings to be displayed in Colour of Light featured her grandchildren playing in the French Alps, a Maasai person in South Africa and a portrait commission.

Morley resident Deborah Watt said she also retired and wanted to do something creative, so joined the class.

“Painting could be quite a lonely activity… wonderful people and you get to be inspired by what other people are doing,” she said.

Colour of Light will be held at YMCA Morley Sport and Recreation Centre, opening night Tuesday, December 13 at 6.30pm and will cost a gold coin donation, with wine and cheese available.

The exhibition will be held Wednesday, December 14, 10am to 6pm and Thursday, December 15, 10am to 3pm.