An Afternoon of Telling Tales with Georgina Hart
Amongst fine china, lace tablecloths and silver servers, the Tambo Arts Council welcomed Georgina Hart back to Tambo on Saturday September 16. The ‘official’ opening event was an afternoon champagne high tea of delicacies and champagne.
Georgina’s exhibition had been on display in the main gallery since mid-August, and Georgina had arrived for a series of adult and children’s art classes. Telling Tales is Hart’s second time exhibiting at Grasslands, the first being in 2018. A shift in the composition from purely whimsical children’s play to feature more landscapes was explained by Georgina as a response to the impacts of the 2020 COVID pandemic.
Being based at Seaforth in Sydney, Georgina had to close her gallery for an extended period and cease art classes which are her business staple. However, being a true creative, Georgina developed a new ‘product’ and was soon flat out packing and shipping art/painting kits all over Australia.
President of the Tambo Arts Council, Jill Pavy, stepped in and welcomed Georgina when Kiralee Sanderson was unable to attend and shared Kiralee’s memories of her ten-year connection with the artist.
It felt like Christmas when our little volunteer group unwrapped and hung Georgina’s Exhibition a few weeks ago. I adore Georgina’s use of colour. Her themes of birds, country landscapes, farm animals and a relaxed childhood resonate with many people, which is proven with a number of the works from this exhibition already sold.
As described on her website, Georgina’s works ‘express the joys of love friendship and happiness’ and all who have met her would agree Georgina’s lovely warm personality is also mirrored in her artwork.
Telling Tales will be on display until the end of September.