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Sunday 23 September 2012

Broken Hill’s Gaara Arts Celebrates Upcoming National Water Week

Art Scene

Town Hall Facade - Argent Street
Courtesy of the Barrier Daily Truth

Broken Hill’s prolific all female art group Gaara Arts Inc. is holding another exhibition 20 September to 21 October 2012 to celebrate upcoming National Water Week which is immediately following the exhibition and runs from 21 -27 October.  The name of the exhibition is ‘Water, one drop at a time’.

Their thought provoking works are available for sale at the unique Town Hall Façade space located at 256 Argent Street, Broken Hill.  Prices range from $50 - $2,200.

“Before the Rain” and “After the Rain”
by Julie Anne Horsburgh
courtesy Gaara
Ten artists are exhibiting, they are Jenny Cattonar, Maureen Clark (the group's publicity officer), Deirdre Edwards, Angela Fitzpatrick, Julie Anne Horsburgh, Pauline McLennan, Wendy Martin, Betty Pearson (the group's President), Phyllis Ragenovich and Robyn Taylor.

"Cityscape a rainy night"
courtesy of artist Maureen Clark
The hours of opening are 10 am to 4 pm daily and entry is free.

Deirdre Edwards - "From Eagles View"
courtesy Gaara

Gaara Arts originally formed in 2008 as Women Artists of Broken Hill, under the auspice of Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and with direction from the then manager Bruce Tindale.  Gaara means “girls and art in regional areas”, and became the first incorporated women’s art group in Australia in May 2010.

Since forming, Gaara members have excelled in their art and some members have held solo exhibitions.

The exhibition sounds wonderful.  With the Silver City Show just finished for another year, why not pop down to the exhibition and take a look around.

To read about my article on Gaara's exhibition from earlier this year entitled "Plastic Lives: A Womans Tale" see here.

I wish all concerned every success with the exhibition.

Cheers, Jane D

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