On the weekend of 24–25 August, The Park Artists annual Watercolour Painting exhibition and sale will be on again at Box Hill South Neighbourhood House [BHSNH]. This has become a highlight event for the local community with as many as 300 works on display, all painted by students of BHSNH’s weekly classes. Artist Pat Turner, who teaches the Watercolour programs, also has works on display and will run demonstrations and talks throughout the weekend.
Most paintings are for sale, at reasonable prices, and come either matted or fully framed. The House is generally filled with visitors hoping to find that ‘special something’ to hang on their wall, or to simply enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the day. Across the two days of the exhibition, volunteers from the House will man a busy café offering freshly made Devonshire Tea/Coffee; the scones are absolutely delicious.
The Neighbourhood House backs onto parkland named, ‘The Artists Park’, and has historical links to the artists from the Heidelberg School dating back to the 1880s; this formed the inspiration for naming the group, The Park Artists.
The exhibition has been running at BHSNH for 28 years, with people coming from far and wide to see the exhibition.
If you purchase a catalogue for a gold coin donation you’ll be in the draw for a beautiful, fully framed watercolour painting by the artist and tutor, Pat Turner.
Admittance to the Art show is free, so come and join us on the day at Box Hill South Neighbourhood House, 47 Kitchener Street, Box Hill South. For more details check website – www.bhsnh.org.au or phone 9898 8270.