GALLERY: Three Brushes art show in Wandong

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This year’s art show at Wandong Hall was the biggest so far for Three Brushes Studio as they now look to secure larger premises. ​

By Max Davies

Wandong’s Three Brushes Studio earlier this month hosted its third annual art show, showcasing 170 works from 165 students in the studio’s biggest show yet.

This year’s show, at Wandong Hall, received the strongest interest of any show so far from the visiting public and students as the number of works on display represented the studio’s growth – up from 140 at last year’s exhibition.

Also new for the 2023 show were the fundraising efforts, as multiple sponsors had come on board to host raffles and awards while 37 pieces of artwork were available for purchase.

Three Brushes Studio owner Sharon Delaney said a goal of this year’s show was to raise money for a new premises for the studio.

“We’re hoping to raise a little bit of money to get that started, whether it’s building on the current premises or leasing a building we’re not sure, we’re just running out of room,” she said.

“We’re going to concentrate on a bigger premises, which will introduce things like clay and clay wheels, which are really good therapy. We’re growing and we need more room.”

2023 marks the first time sponsors came on board for the show, as raffles were held and art was for sale as the studio raised funds to upgrade its premises. ​

Sponsors who joined this year included Bendigo Bank, Kilmore Art Society, Wellington Square, Lions Club, Wandong-Heathcote Junction Community Group, Wandong History Group, as well as Officeworks and IGA in assisting with award printing and food.

Ms Delaney said it was also an exciting time for the studio, as it had welcomed more students in a range of categories and ages.

“It’s more exciting because there’s even more kids and our all abilities section is really good, all those kids can enter and have a chance to win [an award],” she said.

“We’ve got a few adult prizes, there’s lots of people here, we’re just growing every year.”

For more information, people can visit Three Brushes Studio on Instagram and Facebook or visit www.3brushesstudio.com.au.