About 50 people attended the Edward River Art Society’s miniature and small painting exhibition on Saturday.TYLA HARRINGTON August 5, 2014 3:50am
Deniliquin Mayoress Jan Renwick opens the miniature exhibition alongside Edward River Art Society president Jan Harris.
The Edward River Art Society’s miniature and small painting exhibition was officially opened on Saturday.
About 50 people attended the opening, officiated by Deniliquin Mayoress Jan Renwick who said there was ‘‘an incredible amount of talent in Deniliquin and district’’.
ERAS president Jan Harris said it was the first time the exhibition had been showcased.
It will be on display at the Peppin Heritage Centre for the remainder of August.
It includes almost 100 paintings which are 22cm by 12cm or less, and boast all mediums. Most are for sale.
The concept of small paintings is new to many ERAS members, who say they take just as long as a large artwork to complete.
The ‘‘miniature’’ size originated several centuries ago when artists who could not afford or find canvas would paint on wooden lids of cigar boxes.
ERAS member Bronwyn Bathgate said the tradition continues today, although the wooden lids have been replaced.
‘‘Working with tiny brushes, these little artworks can often take as long to paint as a bigger painting,’’ she said.
‘‘This exhibition proves that good things do come in small packages.
‘‘Local artist Ann Middleton will also display miniature paintings on ostrich eggs.’’
The Peppin Heritage Centre exhibition space is open from 9am to 4pm daily, and entry is by gold coin donation.
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