Petal Power and a 2nd Birthday

Petal Power

21 October – 1 November 2020
Open Thursdays to Mondays
10am -4pm

Solo exhibition by Gay Emmerson
Gay moved here from Canberra a couple of years ago, and she was struck by the extraordinary differences in the lifestyle. ‘First of all, I couldn’t stop painting the sea and the waves, And then I noticed the brightness and boldness of the flowers here -even in winter’, says Gay. Whereas Canberra has pastel blossoms and english bulbs, the south coast is a riot of bright reds, purples, oranges and yellows. On her early morning walks Gay photographs all the hibiscus, azaleas, salvias and geraniums, and against the blue sea and sky they look all the more vivid. This is why this exhibition is named ‘Petal Power’ No shrinking violets here -these flowers, for the most part, are bright and brave.

Fern Street Gallery has celebrated its 2nd birthday

Fern Street Gallery opened its doors on 15 October 2018 and are extremely proud of the beautiful gallery that has been created in. Exhibitions are booked out well into 2021 and they are now looking for 2 new Resident Artists to join the team.

Since opening the team have:

  • Worked with Parkside Retirement living in Wollongong, fitting out the whole building with art in all common areas.
  • Won to 2019 Regional Tourism Award for new Business
  • Travelled to Melbourne with a selection of artists in 2019 to launch the gallery into the art world at The Affordable Art Fair.
  • Opened a second Fern Street Gallery in 2020, collaborating with Mantra in Wollongong

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