Porongurups become arty focus

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The works are nestled in the Porongurups.
Camera IconThe works are nestled in the Porongurups. Credit: Saskia Adysti

A stunning showcase of creativity can be found nestled in the tranquil and picturesque Porongurup Range at the annual Art in the Porongurup event.

Formerly known as Art in the Park, a selection of sculptures and artworks have been collated by Friends of the Porongurup Range.

This year, for the first time, the event will be held at Karribank.

Co-ordinator Judy O’Neill said the name changed because they had moved from the national park.

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“Castle Rock, with the Granite Skywalk, has proved very popular therefore the crowds at Easter have made it difficult to have two attractions at that one location, especially parking and walking distances,” she said

“At Karribank parking is right at the exhibition, and the display area is a short access for people with wheelchair or walking aids.”

O’Neill said that that every year new artists join the line-up, adding their own flare.

“Every year the artists’ imagination and talent to create these unique sculptures never ceases to amaze the organisers and visitors.

“At Easter there is so much on in the Amazing Great South but the Porongurup Range and the art events can be included in a circuit from Albany. The artist-in-residence at the exhibition site is Joanne Francis.”

Art in Porongurup will be held at Karribank with sculptures set among the parkland behind Karribank Lodge.

The sculpture exhibition will be open from Good Friday until Saturday, April 27 from 9am to 5pm.

The event includes a special Art in the Dark exhibition on Friday next week with torchlight tours of the works.

There will also be an Art in the Hall Bazaar exhibition over the Easter long weekend.

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