Moody Blue exhibition launch

ART DISPLAY: Mount Gambier artist Diana Wiseman's reduction linocut is among 40 artworks on display at the Millicent Gallery's Moody Blue exhibition.

By Raquel Mustillo

A COLLECTION of blue-themed relief prints by Limestone Coast, Melbourne and Sydney artists will be showcased at the Millicent Gallery next week as part of an interstate exhibition. 

Limestone Coast residents and Thumb Print Workshop Incorporated members Anne Miles, Diana Wiseman, Julie Bignell, Libby Altschwager, Sally O’Conner, Sue Shaw and Trudy Tanberg will share gallery space with artists from Victoria’s Firestation Print Studio and the Bathurst Street Printmakers for the Moody Blue exhibition.

More than 40 artworks created using processes such as linocut, woodcut and wood engraving as the primary medium will be on display at the gallery from April 6.

Wattle Range Council libraries and cultural services manager Janice Nitschke said the securing the exhibition was a coup for the Millicent Gallery.

“We are very excited to be able to exhibit the Moody Blue exhibition which is a collection of work by three very talented printmaking groups,” she said. 

“This is the only gallery space this exhibit will be in across the Limestone Coast and it is great to showcase some of the very high calibre work that is done by local artists.”

Ms Nitschke said the exhibition followed from the recent Clare Belfrage exhibition, which she touted among the gallery’s most popular displays. 

“Our calibre of displays in the gallery is very high quality and we are proud to be able to continue this year’s strong exhibits with Moody Blue,” she said.

“Now Millicent is firmly on the tourist trail, we have number of people coming in from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide so it is great we have both interstate and local artists who keep supporting us.”

The exhibit can be viewed during Millicent Gallery opening hours from 9am to 5.30pm from Tuesday to Friday and on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. 

Contact the Millicent Library on 8733 0903 for more information.