New art will resonate

A distinctive resin artwork by local artist and guest judge Trudy Lowndes.

By Andrew Cantwell

There’s an upstart art technique causing a stir in creative circles – with oils, watercolours and pastels on notice that they’re not the kings of the canvas anymore.

Resin and acrylic ‘pour’ artists are flowing into gallery spaces normally reserved for the more traditional art media, and their showy colours, glossy finishes and rich textures are turning heads among the arterati.

And – in what’s being considered an Australian first – an exhibition of the new style is coming to Pakenham in late September.

The Cardinia Arts Society is running the event, and hopes to promote the merits of the new media to an appreciative local audience.

The ‘Resin and Flow Art’ show opens at the Officer Community Hub at 7pm on Friday night, 27 September, with light refreshments.

Established resin and flow artists will judge the works submitted, and the winners will be made known on the night. Entry to the grand opening is $10.

The public will get a chance to view the works earlier on the Friday and over the weekend, between 10am and 4pm, for a more modest $2 entry.

A call has gone out for artists who wish to submit suitable works to get their entries in by 1 September. Categories are open for resin – multi and single layered, acrylic flow, alcohol inks, 3D resin and flow, and abstract art in any medium.

Some 19 prizes are to be awarded, totalling $3000.

For details contact the society at cardiniaartsociety@gmail.com

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