'Lessen the Pollution, Better their lives' Photography Exhibition at NEA - Exhibition Gallery April 26 - May 10
NEA activities during Wall to Wall Benalla Street Art Festival 2019 include the 'Another Brick in the Wall' exhibition, a Gallery Gig on Saturday night featuring JoJo Smith and Lucie Thorne, demonstrations by NEA artisans in the Workshops Tent at the Hub on the Foreshore on Sunday and extended hours for the Gallery Shop and Red Road Cafe over the weekend.
NEA President Hazel Frankland opened the 'Another Brick in the Wall' exhibition on Thursday evening 4th April. A relaxing time was spent enjoying the art work, catching up with one another and enjoying the 'Absolutely Delicious' fingerfood and a glass or two of bubbly!
'I am too uncomfortably familiar with fire in the bush and, in this painting, attempt to show its destructive and fearful nature. Yet, also, I'm searching for a Phoenix quality as with fire comes rebirth'
Mervyn Beamish has exhibited at NEA for the past three years and shares a studio at NEA with his partner Irina Korotkow.
Mervyn has drawn and painted since childhood. He studied at East Sydney Technical College and then the National Art School, exhibiting at a number of galleries in the Eastern States of Australia after graduating. His career took him into industrial and trade exhibition design, multimedia and film production and a 30+ career as a freelance writer. Mervyn returned to full time painting in 2006.
Merv has run workshops in art and writing, is a published author and occasional resident artist. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Germany, Poland and Australia. His works are in both local and international private collections including Egypt, Malta, UK, USA and Germany.
Interview with North East Artisan's Mervyn Beamish
Benalla Street Art Wall to Wall Festival
Benalla Street Art Map
Benalla Youth Action Committee
Juddy Roller Wall to Wall
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Table Top Games at NEA
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