Pop-up Exhibition ‘WATERWAYS’
HEATHER and well known Port Fairy artist BEN FENNESSY are having a pop-up exhibition called ‘WATERWAYS’.
WHERE: 46a Sackville Street Port Fairy – upstairs above ‘THE FARMER’S WIFE’ café
WHEN: Opening on Thursday 6th April at 6.00pm EVERYONE WELCOME
Open every day 11.00am – 4.00pm until Easter Monday afternoon, 17th April 2017
MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
Initially my artistic interests centred on botanic art and life drawing working in pen and ink, graphite, pastels and crayons.
More recently I have been able to return to painting and I have enjoyed feeling my way with a medium that I haven’t touched for years.
My acrylic paintings are mainly of Port Fairy and surrounds but more recently I’ve been inspired by my travels. The Australian outback has inspired so many artists because of its contrasts and colours but a recent trip to the Arctic Circle opened my eyes to a different beauty that is already suffering the effects of climate change.
I have recently gone back to printing – linocuts and soft ground etching which is an ideal medium for drawing.
I have exhibited in Mansfield, Warrnambool and Port Fairy and was a partner in Whale Bone Gallery Port Fairy for five years.
My work is in private collections in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.