Pre-Loved Art Exhibition
On display until mid-January is an eclectic but beautiful display of Pre-Loved Art Works. Pre-Loved doesn’t mean they are poor quality, uninteresting or in any manner second rate.
Pre-Loved just means the owner no longer has a need, a space or ‘loves’ them like they once did. Sometimes the artwork may have been a well- intentioned gift, a spur of the moment purchase (maybe after a few wines at an opening) or a flight of fancy that ended up not fitting with the ‘decor’. Sometimes a few home renovations mean an artwork no longer works where it was intended, so what better means to have a change than a sale, because everyone loves a bargain! And while the prices maybe a bit lower, more affordable and priced to sell, a pre-loved art exhibition is by no means devaluing the artwork. The artist received the original payment, and the pre-loved exhibition is re-selling by the current owner. Tambo Arts Council consider they are sharing the love, making it possible for more than one person to enjoy the ownership of the artwork in its lifetime and at the same time enabling the artwork to generate more revenue.
With a gap opening in the gallery program, the Gallery team jumped at the opportunity to pull together another preloved art exhibition. A concept that was successfully delivered about nine years ago when an artist had to cancel at last minute.
Approximately fifty works have been contributed and include works by some reasonably well-known artists. Variety abounds and there are water colours, mixed media, photography, acrylics and silk paintings. Artist Euphemia Brown’s dainty depictions of little birds are hanging next to a wonderfully large, limited edition screen print on silk by Tim Storrier. There are a couple of beautiful original works by Metka Skrobar, a great friend of the gallery, and brightly coloured landscapes by Di Elsden and Lynne Hudson.
For some of the artworks it’s not their first time hanging at Grasslands, and it’s an opportunity to purchase works created by some of our local artists including Cassie Swanson, Kiralee Fox, Stacey Ryrie, Marilyn Hobbs, Sally Campbell and Pam Pullos.
Unlike most exhibitions, this display has a level of flexibility and if an artwork is purchased it can be taken on the day. Plus, any more paintings contributed for sale are hung as space permits.
The majority of the exhibition is also available to view and purchase HERE through our online shop.