Brinkworth Art Exhibition success

The fourth annual Brinkworth Art Exhibition was held across the weekend with local art works featuring alongside a highlight of the exhibition, etchings and lithographs by world-renowned artists which were on loan from a local collector and art dealer.

All up, almost 90 art works including a collection from local children at Brinkworth Primary School and artists from Brinkworth, Balaklava, Riverton, Burra, Clare, Snowtown and surrounds transformed the Brinkworth Soldiers’ Memorial Hall into an art gallery for the event.

Brinkworth Soldiers’ Memorial Hall chairperson and exhibiting artist Mark Kernich said the event had been hugely successful with a number of highlights, but the exhibition of world-renowned etchings and lithographs had been a definite feature alongside local
art works.

“There was a special display this year of lithographs and etchings from some of the masters which were sourced from a local collector and dealer who made his personal collection available for the exhibition,” he said.

“Among them were two works by Hogarth which are about 300 years old, a couple by Turner the English landscape artist which are at least 200 years old, and these are originals that they either directly lithographed or etched, or supervised in their production.

“There were also a number of 19th and 20th century artist’s works on show in Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Joan Miro.

“I don’t think such a collection of internationally known art icons has previously been shown in the Mid North, they are truly hidden art treasures.”

Glass decopage, pyrography and wood carvings were also exhibited.

The art exhibition was officially opened by local artist Anneliese Krieg.

Mr Kernich said the exhibition was visited by almost 100 people throughout the weekend and had come together as the result of a great community effort.

“Each year a group of farmers, tradies, labourers and community workers combine forces to put on an art exhibition in our magnificent hall.

“The event supports the hall and our local artists, both of which are a source of pride to the people of Brinkworth,” he said.

“When I was thanking people on the opening night, the thank you list hit out to 19 people and about a quarter of them are your general local farmer who come along with their productive, can do
attitude.

“It’s pretty humbling, it’s a lot of work to pull it together and the beautiful thing is the inspiration this event has given.