Heartily glad to be back for art

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Harvey Art Society members Tania Jackson and Beryl Flemming paint birds for the Myalup Birdwatching fundraiser.
Camera IconHarvey Art Society members Tania Jackson and Beryl Flemming paint birds for the Myalup Birdwatching fundraiser. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

The Harvey Art Gallery will open its doors tomorrow, after closing for several months due to COVID-19.

Harvey Art Society members Tania Jackson and Beryl Flemming said they were delighted to be able to open after the long wait.

The gallery features the work of local artists and also has paintings from around the State. There is a gallery with art for sale and a souvenir shop with handmade gifts.

Cr Jackson said the group was also in the process of organising its 2021 art prize.

“We are looking at putting a committee together to run the next art exhibition,” Cr Jackson said.

“We are always welcoming new members to join our group.

“It is great for anyone looking to network or socialise and we run a lot of exhibitions.”

Cr Jackson said the members of the art society had been busy painting birds for the Myalup Bird Watching fundraiser.

“We often make art for charities and fundraisers and try and help local groups.”

However, she said some of the artists had struggled to find the motivation to complete artworks during the isolation period.

“It is nice to be back together and to have the creativity flowing again.”

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