Annual Autumn Exhibition features breathtaking works from 14 Denmark artists

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Main: Grazing by Leah Hannant. Top: Artwork on display by Valerie Carroll. Bottom: Full Moon by Marion Nelson.
Camera IconMain: Grazing by Leah Hannant. Top: Artwork on display by Valerie Carroll. Bottom: Full Moon by Marion Nelson. Credit: Main: Leah Hannant. Top: Valerie Carroll. Bottom: Marion Nelson.

Breathtaking artworks from 14 talented Denmark artists are currently gracing the walls of the Denmark Community Resource Centre gallery.

The Mill Art Group’s Annual Autumn Exhibition features local artists working in a range of styles, from traditional oil paintings to watercolours to digital photography, and runs until April 14.

The pieces are inspired by everyday life and the landscape surrounding Denmark and are showing for the first time.

Visitors will have a chance to speak to the creators behind the works, with the artists taking turns in the gallery.

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Grazing by Leah Hannant.
Camera IconGrazing by Leah Hannant. Credit: Provided

Ian Rorke, who has several pieces in the exhibition, said it was exciting to have his work on display.

“It’s nerve-racking sometimes but it’s also liberating,” he said.

“It’s great to see people come around and see your art and appreciate it.”

Rorke’s works include multimedia work on canvas, an experimental piece called ‘Stairway To...’ and wooden Celtic knot coasters.

Rorke cites Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick as the inspiration for his knot work.

“Being from Ireland, there was a lot of Celtic knots around in the 1970s,” he said.

Leah Hannant said the exhibition meant smaller artists such as herself could show off their work.

“Having my artwork exhibited in the Mill Art Group Exhibition is a wonderful opportunity as I don’t have a private gallery in which to showcase my work otherwise, and I also don’t have enough work to hold a solo exhibition in a public gallery,” she said.

Her art includes the piece Grazing, which depicts the view from her back verandah.

“I find so much inspiration in the scenery of the Denmark area and feel a greater connection to nature when I paint it,” she said

“I hoped to capture the stillness of the afternoon as the sun drops to the horizon.

“Sitting and watching the cattle and birds is therapy for the soul.”

The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 4pm until April 14 and entry is free.

Full Moon by Marion Nelson.
Camera IconFull Moon by Marion Nelson. Credit: Provided
Artwork on display by Valerie Carroll.
Camera IconArtwork on display by Valerie Carroll. Credit: Provided
Cathedral Gorge by Merylin Briggs.
Camera IconCathedral Gorge by Merylin Briggs. Credit: Provided
Stairway To... by Ian Rorke.
Camera IconStairway To... by Ian Rorke. Credit: Provided

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