Artists urged to take part in Sea to Art show

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Chloe Pich, 10, of Waroona, learns artistic techniques from Llynnette Neil from Ravenscroft Studio.
Camera IconChloe Pich, 10, of Waroona, learns artistic techniques from Llynnette Neil from Ravenscroft Studio. Credit: Neroli Pich.

Artists from Waroona, Coolup and Yarloop are being encouraged to enter their work in the 2019 Sea to Art exhibition in October.

The month-long exhibition is open to all art forms including painting, mixed media, drawing, printmaking, fine metalwork, jewellery, glass works, textiles and fine wood work.

Textile artist Llynnette Neil will be entering her most recent collection of individually crafted handbags in the display.

Mrs Neil uses embroidery, beading, free stitching, quilting, fabric paint, natural dyes and occasionally printmaking to produce her work.

Born in England in 1943, she enrolled in the City and Guilds Art School when she was fourteen, but was unable to finish her studies.

In 1974, married with four young children and recently arrived in Western Australia, Mrs Neil decided to finish her education, graduating from high school in 1977.

In 2000 she completed a course in contemporary arts, textile design and embroidery, and last year she graduated at the top of her class with a degree in fashion design and contemporary textiles.

Mrs Neil has also exhibited her work in the UK and now runs short courses from her studio.

“I will be in the Sea to Art exhibition with some of my handbag creations and a few other things I am hoping to make for the event,” she said.

For more information about Sea to Art contact the Waroona Visitors Centre on 9733 1506.

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