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Arts & Culture

Explore a world of Colourful Wonderful at the E3 art space

Published: 17 Jun 2021 4:01pm

Lorraine O’Hara’s new solo exhibition Colourful Wonderful officially opened on Wednesday 16 June inside the E3 art space at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

The exhibition showcases the local artist’s interpretation of the intriguing world around us, through Ms O’Hara’s use of painterly brush marks and colour play to showcase endless possibilities.

Ms O’Hara is an established artist from Temora, who has exhibited in numerous exhibitions across the region over the years.

She is one of the practising artists at The Art Factory Studio in Wagga Wagga, which supports professional development for artists with a disability and also provides artists with guidance, mentoring, networks and career paths to assist in further establishing and maintaining a contemporary arts practice.

Gallery Director Dr Lee-Anne Hall said Colourful Wonderful is one of a series of short exhibitions being held at the E3 art space over the winter months.

“We have five regional artists featured in these shows, which run for two weeks each in May, June and July,” Dr Hall said.

“It’s an opportunity to showcase the beautiful, expressive and thought-provoking series of works being created by the talented artists we have in the eastern Riverina.

“We encourage everyone to come and have a look at each of these exhibitions and be inspired, moved and delighted by these pieces on display.”

Colourful Wonderful will be on exhibition at E3 until Sunday 20 June 2021.

It will be followed from Friday 25 June by MANIFEST – on hold by Donna Longobardi and Robyn Veener Sweeney, featuring a series of works they created in response to a period of evacuation during the Black Summer Fires.

From Friday 9 July, local artist Yolanda O’Neill Keane’s Revisit exhibition will focus on Wagga Wagga’s history and how the city has evolved and grown over time through her series of expressive soft pastel drawings inspired by historical photos and our contemporary viewpoint.

For more information about these exhibitions, visit www.waggaartgallery.com.au