Artists reflect in free WA Watercolour Society exhibition at Italian Club Fremantle

Sorrento watercolour artist Paul Hird. Picture: Martin Kennealey d487389
Sorrento watercolour artist Paul Hird. Picture: Martin Kennealey d487389

MEMBERS of the WA Watercolour Society are busy putting the finishing touches to paintings for their 38th annual awards exhibition.

It will open with more than 250 works at the Italian Club in Fremantle this Thursday at 6.30pm.

Paintings will be judged in several categories: best in show, general, still life, innovative, plein air and this year’s special category, reflections.

Award winners also gain points toward becoming fellows of the society, a sought-after honour in one of the few Australian art societies to have a juried entry level.

Visitors can vote for the people’s choice award.

Society members recently attended the International Watercolour Exhibition in Maccagno, Italy, and the 21st Exhibition of the European Confederation of Watercolour Societies in Cracow, Poland – a first for any Australian art society or group.

ESSENTIALS

WA Watercolour Society annual exhibition
Where: Italian Club, Marine Terrace, Fremantle
Entry: Free
Opening night: October 11, 6.30pm (all welcome)
Exhibition runs: October 12-13, 9am-5pm, October 14, 9am-4pm.