Artists unbounded by farm gate
The Stationmaster’s Gallery at Strathalbyn is surrounded by bright colors for the Alexandrina Farm Gate Festival.
Three gates with a chook, farm and fishy themes are in the garden in front of the gallery, while other gates are ready for decoration.
They are part of the gallery’s Breaking Boundaries exhibition, featuring the work of 15 artists with paintings, ceramics, photography, collage, prints and drawings.
Malinda-Ro Koehn is displaying her photographs of decorated farm gates from around the district.
The exhibition was opened by Anne Woolford, Deputy Mayor of the Alexandrina Council, and a welcome to land was given by Freda Briggs.
Artist Candy Scown said the gates were intended to highlight farming practices over the years and into the future. Among decorators of the gates were members of the Have a Dabble group that meets at the gallery on Wednesdays, from 4-5.30pm.
Ms Scown said the group included all ages, from young people to a 90-year old.
“Anyone can come and have a dabble at art, for just a gold coin donation,” she said.
For further information from the gallery, phone 8536 4263.