Wooli to draw a crowd
A LARGE crowd is expected at Wooli this Easter long weekend when the coastal township hosts its inaugural Wild About Wooli Art Show.
The event has attracted entries from several renowned artists, including contemporary landscape impressionist Kasey Sealy who visits Wooli every year, captivated by the area’s “quiet charm”.
Event organiser Leone Coper is tickled pink to have an artist of Kasey’s calibre contributing to the show and describes Wooli as “an artistically inspiring place.”
“This show is a first for Wooli and it’s great to have an artist as talented as Kasey here exhibiting his work,” she said.
“We are very excited by the standard of works being submitted by both locals and artists from other areas.
All of them have connections to Wooli through family, friends, holidays or memories of visits here as young children.
“The only restriction on entries is that they are inspired by Wooli.”
Margy Stephens, from Wooli River Lodges, said the show was being run to raise awareness of Wooli’s beauty and funds for Coastal Communities Protection Alliance – Wooli Inc.
“It will inspire a lot of artists to create beautiful artworks,” she said.
Ms Coper said Wooli is home to a thriving community of art lovers, including accomplished artist and photographer Tanja Ackerman, and creative artist and sculptor Yvonne O’Shea.
“The Wooli Art Group (WAG) has brought these people together to express their appreciation of Wooli’s natural beauty and tranquillity through several mediums – paint, pastel, photography, sculpture, quilting and jewellery making,” Ms Coper said.
“Art is a very expressive form and the show will attract a good crowd to Wooli.”
The Wild About Wooli Art Show opens tomorrow night with a cocktail party in the Wooli Hotel at 7pm.
A craft market in conjunction with the exhibition will be held on April 23 from 7am-12pm.