Oakhill College's Art Exhibition this weekend

OAKHILL College will host its 43rd annual Art in the Hills exhibition and sale this weekend.

The art show will feature works from the district's artists and artisans.

These include works using oil paints, watercolours, mixed media and acrylics.

Artisans such as wire artist Steeve Htay, silversmith/jeweller Margaret Conway, felt artist Rae Woolnough, photographer Jack Sinclair and weaver Joy Todd will show their crafts.

There will also be Aboriginal artworks from various artists have been arranged by the staff at Muru Mittigar.

 This amazing Traditional Knowledge Centre is located in Castlereagh and is designed to educate and re- educate the wider community in Aboriginal culture, tradition and heritage.

Art convenor for Art in the Hills, Trish Brush, said: “We hope that the inclusion of Aboriginal art at our Exhibition will give our audience a glimpse of the Aboriginal story from artists such as John Boney. 

''John is the resident artist at Muru Mittigar and teaches art to visitors as well as paint artworks for sale. 

''Other artworks this year will come from Leanne Watson and Ty Biles, with craft works from Neeka Dreaming.

“We are hopeful that our partnership with Muru Mittigar will grow over the years and the stories that have touched our hearts will also touch the hearts of the wider community.''

Artists can enter the 2014 Acquisitive Art Prize with the chance of winning $7000, donated by the college's P&F Committee. Artists must submit a work that follows the theme "Light and Life".

"The show is a perfect way for people living in the Hills area to look at, and purchase, some great art, especially of the local talent," the college's head of visual arts, Marie Hogan, said.

The show will open on Friday with a cocktail party from 7pm — a chance to meet the artists.

The show continues on Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets: $30 (online), $35 (at the door).

Details: artoakhill.com.au.

This article was written as part of the Adopt a School program the News runs inconjunction with Oakhill College.

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