The embrace of winter

The essence of winter, from drizzly rain and misty air to the warm glow of a camp fire, has been captured in a community art exhibition.

Members of the Morwell Art Group, Moe Art Society and Traralgon and District Art Society will hold their eighth annual ‘Latrobe City Art Groups’ exhibition in the Community Access Gallery at Latrobe Regional Gallery this month.

Latrobe Regional Gallery acting arts director Shelley McDermott said every year the gallery provided a theme to the art groups, and this year chose winter with artists sharing their own interpretation of the season.

“Each member gets one art work in the exhibition and Morwell actually meets here every week, so we have a relationship with them in that way,” Ms McDermott said.

“We like to showcase the work of all three groups and the diversity of their work with so many different styles.”

Artist Fran Smart, who created a dry pastel of the New Zealand Fox Glacier, said she found it difficult to respond to the theme, but remembered a photograph she had taken on holiday.

“It was a very ‘wintery’ scene,” Ms Smart said.

The exhibition is open until the 28 June.