24 November 2017 - 5 January 2018


16th Annual City of Marion
Community Art Exhibition

an exhibition of artworks in various media by
residents of the City of Marion

It’s that time of the year again, when Marion’s artistic community get the opportunity to showcase their talents in the 16th Annual City of Marion Community Art Exhibition. There has been an exhibition each year since the Marion Cultural Centre opened in 2001.

This exhibition has become a much anticipated event for all the creative residents of the Marion Council area, and approximately 130 artists will be displaying their work. They range from junior artists, hobbyists and ‘weekend dabblers’ through to professional practitioners.

All City of Marion residents were invited to participate, and each year there are a number of new artists becoming involved.

Artwork in all media will be featured, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, textiles, mosaics, glass and basketry. Most of the artwork will be for sale, at very affordable prices.

The event is fully supported by the City of Marion, with no fee for the artists to enter. In addition, on the launch evening, the Mayor of Marion will present an award for the ‘Most Outstanding Artwork’, as well as several ‘Merit Awards’ (Winners displayed below). A ‘People’s Choice’ award is won at the close of the exhibition.

An added benefit for buyers is that any work purchased may be collected before Christmas - perfect for gift giving over the Festive Season. Normally, artwork would stay on display for the duration of an exhibition.

Gallery M is a great venue for children and adults alike, especially during the holiday period. The varied subject matter of the artwork always makes it very interesting, and younger visitors enjoy discovering the differences in the images on display.

Special Evening Viewing: 5 - 8pm Friday 15 December

Can't get to the gallery during opening hours? This is your chance to view this exhibition in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. All welcome



'Leader of the Coup'
acrylic painting on board by Cat Leonard

The judges chose this painting for it's craftsmanship, layered form using different textures, complimentary colouring and the use of negative space in the background. They enjoyed the character and interpretation of the rooster.


In Café, Burano’
oil  on canvas paper by Liza Merkalova

The judges were impressed by the abstract painterly technique, the movement surrounding the subject and the juxtaposition between the character’s contemplation with the variety of movement around him. The vivid rich colours are complimentary and create a connection for the viewer with the painting.


'Pablo Mends His Fence'
acrylic on canvas by Peter Wallfried

The contrast between the orderly repetition of landscape and the chaos and confusion of the manmade fencing is striking and intriguing for the viewer. The painting is engaging both at a distance and up close with the repetitive linear patterning of the landscape.


‘Precious Dew
acrylic on linen with mixed media by Rosemary Aliukonis

Interesting use of mixed media, materials and composition including photographic and painting. Effective use of textures, line and visual rhythm


charcoal on canvas by Emilia Noriega

The judges enjoyed the use of monotone and the subtle environmental message coming through. The character of the cat is engaging and has an empathic warmth.