Port Macquarie Art Society

43rd Annual Easter Art Exhibition 2018

Entries are now open for our 43rd Easter Art Exhibition to be held at the refurbished and air conditioned Port Macquarie Art Society Heritage Gallery on Hamilton Green, Hastings River Drive. Please see the Events page for details.

This year's Special Guest Judge is Julie Shea.

Julie Shea has been active in the local art community since 1989, curating and exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions, competitions, art teaching, artist talks, life drawing co-ordination, competition judging, and art supply/framing/art gallery management. In the broader and online communities she has exhibited successfully in competitions and exhibitions.

Julie completed Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1983 and Master of Cross Disciplinary Art & Design in 2013. Academic study has been augmented by diverse practice such as in marble carving in Carrara, Italy; workshops including drawing, painting, virtual (AR) sculpture, and MOOCS (short online courses) including museum studies, research methods, robotics; as well as private supervised research in Art & Animism.

“My art practice is based around drawing and has extended widely through painting, sculpture, installation, performance, digital media and experimentation. Current practice consists of the development of two overlapping bodies of work with the themes of landscape and pareidolia.”