‘Artrageously’ Warburton in the Waterwheel

Rose Hoult with some of her contributions to the exhibition. Picture: CALLUM LUDWIG

By Callum Ludwig

A varied display of art has filled the Warburton Waterwheel Gallery as a local community group has brought their works together.

The exhibition ‘ARTrageously Warburton’ officially opened on Sunday 30 June and will be able to be seen between 10am and 4pm each day in the gallery.

Rose Hoult has been a member of the group since 2008 and said one of the group members suggested holding another exhibition, which they have done before, so they did.

“Most of them do acrylic, some watercolour or pastel, but there is a pretty good variety in what we do, and at the art group we help each other,” she said.

“If we want help or criticism or to tell people what would look better, we just help each other,”

“We’re all very compatible and we have a good time together.”

The group behind the exhibition have been meeting in Warburton for over 20 years, starting in private homes and then renting rooms and now meets in the Warburton Presbyterian Church hall every Thursday at 10am.

Ms Hoult said she knows she personally wouldn’t do art by herself if it wasn’t for the group.

“Some days you don’t feel like going out, but when you go you always feel better and it’s a way to meet new like-minded people,” she said.

“I think it’s good because you get new people moving to the valley and if they’re interested in art they’re very welcome to come and join us,”

“At school, art was my favourite subject because I wasn’t as smart as my sisters and I just loved painting and drawing, I even drew a picture of my maths teacher because he wouldn’t help me do the maths so I sat and drew pictures of him instead but I hadn’t done any for many years until I joined the group.”

The exhibition will be on display for all of July.