Galleries in the Gardens to host ‘Art Mart’ over Labour Day Long Weekend

Galleries in the Gardens will run a Sunday ‘Art Mart’ on 1 October. Photo: supplied.

TRADITION will be honoured this October Long Weekend as the Galleries in the Gardens members host the ‘Art Mart’ at 81 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens, on Sunday 1 October from 10am-3pm.

Twenty-two artists and members of the GiG will be set up around the Gardens, occupying seven distinct spaces outdoors, with the Gallery itself also open for the day.

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Keep an eye out in the trees, too, as there may be some paintings and sculptures to be discovered in some less-than-likely places.

There will be many works in various different artistic media, as well as a free kids’ and adults’ rock painting activity, while will form the genesis of the new Nature Walk outdoor Gallery feature.

Weaving its way around the Garden, and eventually into the Gallery proper, the rock paintings will grow on indefinitely from this coming weekend, so members of the public are invited to join in on this interactive display.

Going as far back as the days of the old Prawn Festival and more recent Myall River Festival, there has always been something artistic about the goings-on in Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest on Labour Day long weekend.

“Ever since the Galleries in the Gardens’ first major exhibition was held on the Labour Day long weekend back in 2008, there has always been a major show for the Gallery at this time,” Chez Rands from Galleries in the Gardens told NOTA.

“Come along, have your own rock, and be part of the Tea Gardens sculpture and history.”

By Thomas O’KEEFE

The Galleries will be open from 10am-3pm, with many outdoor stalls as well.

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