By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
In autumn Red Hill Consolidated School hosts its annual fundraising gala event, Art Red Hill. Not just any fundraiser, this is a premier art show attracting hundreds of keen patrons.
ARH features artists from the Mornington Peninsula and greater Victoria exhibiting their very best paintings, sculpture, jewellery, illustrations, textiles, ceramics, photography, printmaking and hand blown glass. Student art is always a wonderful feature of this show. Each year the children create a different art installation.
Opening night is always anticipated, not only as the time to get first choice of what’s on offer, but it’s also a vibrant social occasion for meeting and greeting the artists and catching up with friends. Savoury canapés and quality beer and wine are served while live music enhances the ambiance.
Back by popular demand are Susan and Emily McCulloch in the Principal’s Lounge sharing their expertise and talking about the exceptional Aboriginal art for sale and display. ARH’s boutique Pop Up Shop always offers unique crafts, homewares, clothes and gift items for purchase.
The jewellery displays showcase the best works from local artisans. A new online gallery launches this year going live from mid-April featuring works that will not be included at the show. Patrons will be well and truly spoilt for choice this year.
Don’t miss the chance to see several hundred artworks from more than 200 artists at the 36th annual Art Red Hill event. Opening night is Friday, 29th April from 7.30pm–10.30pm. Show continues over the weekend from 10.00am–4.00pm. Art activities for children and artist talks run cross the weekend.
Pick up something for Mother’s Day at the Pop Up Shop or get her an original piece of art at Red Hill Consolidated School – 341 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill.
For enquiries call 5989 2321 or visit www.artredhill.org.au