A series of art exhibitions will debut throughout the region this weekend showcasing plenty of talent

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Denmark artist Leah Hannant.
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The Great Southern region is being treated to a flurry of art exhibitions this weekend.

After COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 Southern Art Trail, the Mill Art Group has decided to go it alone this year with its own showcase.

The group has work from a number of new artists, including Leah Hannant, who specialises in acrylic, water colour and pencil paintings.

Hannant, who lives on a farm in Denmark with her husband and two young sons, is excited to be exhibiting her work for the first time.

The group’s Spring Art Exhibition will be held in the Denmark Community Resource Centre gallery and will run daily from 10am-4pm for four weeks from Saturday, September 19-October 18.

Also opening on Saturday is Albany artist Maxine Holman’s exhibition of botanical art at the Museum of the Great Southern.

It will feature nature’s treasures in their finest detail, including native flora, birds and animals painted in vibrant watercolours.

Holman will be working on-site every day.

The display runs until October 11 from 10am-4pm in the museum’s co-op building.

Just outside of Albany, the Lower Kalgan Art Exhibition also opens this weekend.

The community have come together to showcase their talents, combining a range of mediums such as drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, stained glass mosaics, sculpture, and pottery.

The Lower Kalgan Art show runs from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, with morning tea provided.

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