Easter at Galleries in the Gardens

GALLERIES IN THE GARDENS: Easter Display.
GALLERIES IN THE GARDENS: Easter Display.

 

WHAT would Easter be without eggs.

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But if you really want to make this Easter special, head to the Galleries in the Gardens in Tea Gardens to feast on a spectacular display of Faberge inspired creations.

The original Faberge eggs were created back in the late 1800’s through to the early 1900’s.

Most were designed for the Russian Imperial family, the Romanovs.

The Tsars Alexander and Nicholas gave the gold and jewelled eggs as family presents during Easter.

An estimated 69 Faberge eggs were created for the Romanovs, but the last two were never delivered as the royal family was murdered in 1917 during the Russian Revolution.

Channelling artist Peter Faberge, local Sandy Needham has created her own version of the famous eggs.

“Sandy has a great eye for detail and a fantastic imagination along with a huge amount of patience,” Galleries’ Colleen MacSween said.

“In Sandy’s case, she uses ostrich and emu eggs, guinea fowl eggs and goose and duck eggs and any other eggs she can find to create a delightful range of jewelled and painted treasure, “ the Galleries, Colleen said.

“The craftsmanship and detail in these eggs is well worth a look and will delight and possibly inspire visitors to make their own version next Easter.”

Also on display over the Easter weekend will be the latest artworks by Galleries in the Gardens (GIG) artists.

Colleen said, “A fund-raising raffle will offer an original painting by GIG artist Jan Johnson-Furness and, you guessed it, a big basket of Easter eggs as prizes.”

While parents browse, children are invited to decorate their own eggs at the Gallery.

The activity is being held between 10am and 12noon on Easter Saturday and Eastern Sunday only.

The Fantasy Eggs exhibition will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Good Friday 30 March through Easter Monday 2 April.

The Gallery at 81 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens is located diagonally opposite the ferry wharf.

Entry is free and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

 

By Margie TIERNEY

 

GALLERIES IN THE GARDENS: Easter Display.
GALLERIES IN THE GARDENS: Easter Display.

 

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