Day in the Life
The Easter Fair Art Show
By Roslyn Hames
Barwon Heads epitomises the kind landscape that inspires the visual artist. Some naturalistically represent certain aspects of it, like attempting to capture the waves and imbue it with a local reference or seizing upon the colours of the Bluff at sunrise. Other simply breathe in the air, listen to the surf, and create. It is no surprise then that many works of art on display at the annual Barwon Heads Primary School Art Show will show some aspect of our life on this beautiful and fragile coastline.
Now in its fourth year, the Barwon Heads Primary School Art Show supports the local arts community while raising funds for the school. The event has a record number of entries demonstrating how quickly the Art Show has established itself.
Local artists on show are Helen Brotherton, Audrey Eady, Grant Nimmo, Don Patrick, Kay Pearce, Brenda Reidy, Phillip Russell, Sam Spry and Mandy Ryan. And we canít forget busy Bernie Napthine who has somehow found time between the Festival and his business to frame a couple of photos.
Headed up by Lydia Cover, the Art Show committee consists mainly of young mothers. Children from the school also submit work for sale Ė and here you will find the heartbeat of the exhibition. Where there are children, creative expression and learning will invariably follow. The primary school is a focal point for many locals who have either gone through the school, have children at the school or have some other connection with the facility. The Art Show and Easter Fair, in concurrence with the Sheepwash Classic celebrates the unique position the primary school holds in Barwon Heads.