It is art exhibition season coming up. I have entered 9 artworks in 4 exhibitions all happening in October and November.
I know what is in it for me:
Support from friends and family
But...what is in it for you?
Have you been to an exhibition before?
Are you wondering what all the fuss is about?
Do you have questions?
Maybe this will help.
Attending an art exhibition can be a rewarding and enriching experience for all ages.
Some things that come to mind are:
Exposure to creativity and inspiration: Art exhibitions offer the opportunity to explore and appreciate different forms of artistic expression. They showcase the creativity, skill, and unique perspectives of artists. By immersing yourself in these diverse artworks, you can find inspiration and new ideas that could even stimulate your own creativity.
Cultural enrichment and education: Art exhibitions often feature works from various styles, and cultures. They provide a window into different, social movements, and artistic techniques. Attending exhibitions allows you to gain a deeper understanding of messages wanting to be portrayed by the artists
Emotional engagement: Art has the power to evoke emotions, provoke thoughts, and challenge preconceptions. Exhibitions can stir up a range of feelings, from joy and awe to contemplation and introspection. Engaging with artworks can encourage you to reflect on personal experiences, societal issues, and philosophical concepts, fostering a deeper connection with the art and the world around you.
Networking and community engagement: Art exhibitions often bring together artists, art enthusiasts, collectors, and professionals from the art world. Attending these events provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, including artists, curators, and gallery owners. Engaging in conversations and discussions can expand your network, foster collaborations, and deepen your involvement in the art community. On top of this, most of these exhibitions raise money for the schools who are hosting or for a cause. Some are artist run and are free.
Personal growth and self-expression: By exploring different forms of art, you can discover your own preferences, interests, and artistic sensibilities. Art exhibitions expose you to a wide range of styles, mediums, and themes, allowing you to refine your artistic taste and expand your visual literacy. This self-discovery process can also contribute to personal growth and self-expression.
Support for artists and the art industry. By appreciating and engaging with their work, you contribute to their recognition, validation, and potential success. Your attendance and feedback can encourage artists to continue creating and provide them with valuable exposure.
Family time or me time. Branch out and try something new. Spend quality time doing a shared experience, or maybe spend the day with a friend, or have some much needed me time.
Check out these upcoming exhibitions and let me know if you are going to any of them.
I would love to see you there!
Luft at Mounted ARI opening tomorrow!
80 Patterson Rd Springwood
Weekends 11am-4pm Oct 7th-29.
Artists, writers and musicians created pieces after listening to Peter Cobbin's composition titled "Luft".
Free entry, kid friendly.
Sat 7th Reading of written works and opening
Sun 22nd Concert if musical responses
Sun 29th Conversation with the artists and closing event.
Wentworth Falls TAFE Weds 18th-Sat 21st Oct. Readings and awards 11am-1pm Sat.
This was a moving exhibition that helped me feel seen last year when I had really bad depression pretty much all year. Read my blog Art and Mental Health for more about this.
This poster is for the short film festival but there will be art and written works too.
There is a youth section for these as well.
Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School 115 GWH Emu Plains
Fri 10th opening night and Sat 11th.
Family friendly with lots of free workshops but you need to book online.
Zonta stand for women’s rights. They advocate for equality, education and an end to child marriage and gender-based violence. They expand opportunities for women and girls through their international education programs and service projects.
I feel like it is a great exhibition to support.
$10 Inc Devonshire tea
Blue Mountains Artfest are celebrating their 40th year this year.
Wentworth Falls Public School
Fri10th-Sun 12th Nov
Again, this is a weekend of fun for the kids as well as the adults. Opening night is adults only.
There will be heaps of Christmas gift ideas here too.
I think it is gold coin donation to enter from memory...
Part of this exhibition is the Youth Art. I encourage your kids to enter. They have added more age groups this year. The teachers really put their all into making this special and the kids love it.
Entries must be in by Oct 29th.
1 previous and 1 current student have won this the last 2 years.
Few! There is lots to choose from!
So which one piques your interest?
Are you feeling more likely to visit one? Or maybe you are not interested and happy for me to just keep doing my thing?
Let me know!