Exhibition opens, then closes

Artwork by Rose Hoult.

By Jed Lanyon

While many community events and activities have been cancelled through the latest lockdown, a local art exhibition has had the misfortune of being closed after the opening night.

Warburton artist Rose Hoult opened her solo exhibition at the Reefton Hotel on Thursday 15 July just hours before Victoria entered its fifth lockdown.

“It went ahead. We had a nice group of people there and it was an enjoyable night,” Ms Hoult said.

The exhibition was made up of Ms Hoult’s pastel drawings, many of which are her customised pet paintings.

Ms Hoult is a member of Artrageous, a local art group that will be exhibiting at the same location next month.

“We have a variety of painters. Some are into water colour, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink so we’ll each be putting one painting into that one.

“We’ve been going for some time and would like more people to join us. We all help each other and sometimes we invite artists in to do workshops and we just have a good time together.”

The group meets at the Warburton Presbytarian Church Hall, 10am each Thursday. Ms Hoult’s exhibition is showing until 12 August, depending on Covid restrictions.