Wombat’s Wish Art Auction

Joel Wolter, View of St Mary's Cathedral Geelong 2010

Fall in love with a beautiful piece of art and help to support the 200 who lose a parent each year in Geelong.

The Wombat’s Wish art exhibition will open at Deakin University Library Exhibition Gallery, Waterfront Campus on Tuesday 28 February and continues until Thursday 9 March. At 6pm that final evening, the donated artworks given generously by local, regional, interstate and overseas artists will be auctioned to raise much-needed funds for Wombat’s Wish.

Phil Hines, Ximpoko The Phantom

Some of the extraordinary work on display and up for auction this year include sculpture, paintings, textiles, mixed media, printmaking, photography and a handmade musical instrument

Highly regarded in her home city of Dublin, Irish artist Patricia McKenna has been invited to create a work for this year’s Venice Biennale. Visitors to the exhibition will see the two small, quirky sculptural pieces Patricia has donated for auction.

Debi Crookes, from Western Australian has donated a large painting of Pt. Addis. Other local landscape works are by Annette Playsted (You Yangs), Joel Wolter (etching of a view towards St Mary’s Basilica), Lee De Jong (Eastern Beach), Julian Cornish (two pastoral views) and a powerful response to recent bushfires at Wye River by Damian Burns. Other landscape work has been donated by local Glenys Bryant, Melbourne artist Dr Raj Thillaimuthu, and Colac artist Maude Berry.

Patsy Bush, Little Stitches

Pip Williams’ two linocut prints bring to the exhibition the colour and patterns of the Australian outback, and Point Lonsdale artists Janet Goldman and Bevan Shepherd have offered a linocut print and print of an original painting.

Anglesea sculptor, Cinnamon Stephens has given one of her delightful Weedy Seadragon sculptures, and the exhibition includes ceramic work by Torquay artist Jules Haddock, Barrabool fibre artist Heather Frizzell, and Connewarre textile artist Shirley Drayton.

Cinnamon Stephens, Weedy Seadragon

There are splashes of colour with works by Linda Gallus, Patsy Bush, Denise Main and Jan Synot, and Ann Webb. Photographic art includes images from Phil Hines, Gillian Turner, Shelly Taylor, and John Watts.

Jan Synot, Fallen Beauty

Jos Law from Portsea, and Indented Head artist Ian Cunningham, have each offered a mixed media piece with a twist! Jos’s framed assemblage of golfing items, and Ian’s delightful cigar box guitar (Ian will play the instrument at some point in the exhibition) are great fun.

Find out more about the wonderful work of Wombat’s Wish at wombatswish.org.au

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