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Wollombi Valley Arts Council
The mission of the Wollombi Valley Arts Council is to encourage and foster all kinds of artistic expression within the Wollombi Valley Communities in order to support and promote artists and our community, through grants, workshops, activities and programs with continual development and annual reviews.

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

'SYMPOSIUM'
An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by fifteen artists of the Valley New Art Group


“Symposium” is an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by fifteen artists of the Valley New Art Group including works which are original, imaginative and diverse in style and media. Abstract, figurative and mixed media art, ranging in size from intimate to large scale, are represented.

As senior artist, Stephen James explains, “Symposium is inspired by the philosopher, Plato’s classical text ‘The Symposium’. Socrates meets with fellow Athenians for a drinking party or symposium to discuss philosophy and life. It is not that different to our regular art group gatherings each Monday, though coffee not wine, is the more usual beverage.”

The Valley New Art Group are artists who bring to their art rich life experience from other fields and professions. They have all come to their art in adulthood and are pursuing their passion.

Among the fifteen exhibiting artists, are well-known mosaic artist, Mary Francis showing a new side to her talent, Cessnock artist Gary Hamilton and a host of artists whose names are not so familiar, but whose work speak for themselves.

OPENING NIGHT: Join the artists Friday 15 August from 6pm.

EXHIBITION: Open weekends 10am - 4pm, from 16 - 31 August.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

GRAHAM WILLIAMS
6 - 21 September

EMERGING ARTISTS AWARDS
26 September - 12 October

PAINTINGS & MOSIACS
17 October - 2 November

SCULPTURE IN THE VINEYARDS - SMALL SCULPTURES EXHIBITION
8 - 23 November

MICHELE AND DOROTHY HEIBEL
29 November - 14 December
Next WVAC Meeting

Sunday 7 September 2014 at 2pm
Wollombi Cultural Centre
Other WVAC Events

Emerging Artists Award
From Friday 26 September 2014
A celebration of the immense talent our community has on offer. The Wollombi Valley Arts Council (WVAC) invites entries from all emerging artists of any age in any medium!

CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors the
2014 awards total $4,000.