The exhibition, titled Sixes and Sevens because of the eclectic mix of artwork and the number of exhibitors in the group, will put on show textile figures made from fibre and bone, stone carvings, jewellery, oil and acrylic paintings, as well as ink drawings.
Among the Cockburn contingent are Hamilton Hill’s John and Ros Mitchell and Louise Carre from Coolbellup.
Ros, a professional artist, said she wanted to put her work out there after spending the last two years in Derby where husband John was working in the mining industry.
‘Most of them are just little oil painting sketches of people and of still life, which I really enjoy doing,’ she said.
‘But I think having the mix of different artists, which I haven’t done to this extent, will work because it will appeal to more people.’
Carre, who has put together more than 20 portraits in the last two months specifically for the upcoming show, said she expected the mix of styles to be a big hit.
She got working on her pieces after talking with Ros about Ros’ desire to get an exhibition up and running.
‘I’ve got about 20 portraits, which I’ve made using simple black lines, an ink wash and a Chinese brush. I really like the simplicity of the style. In saying that it’s quite a challenge. You can’t erase the mark once it’s down but I love seeing how it comes out.’
‘Sometimes there’s distortions, but that’s part of the character of they style.’