With increased membership and new talent appearing, the Gisborne Artists’ Society committee feels confident that 2021’s annual exhibition will maintain the very good standard established in recent years.
Last year the combined exhibition of the Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers showcased over 150 artworks in the museum’s main gallery. Of the 54 contributing artists a number of newly recruited members exhibited in the annual show for the first time.
This annual exhibition is often buoyed along by the support and participation of the various art groups. To the rear of the museum, Lysnar House Studios has for many years been the focal point for all group activities, workshops, ‘studio’ exhibitions and a general fostering and sharing of skills and knowledge. The spaces within the complex are set up with equipment and working areas to accommodate all affiliated groups. By becoming a practicing member, artists are encouraged to make full use of the studio facilities and workshop opportunities, ultimately joining in the yearly exhibition.
To find out what the groups are up to and for regular updates, check out their pages on Facebook.