19th Annual City of Marion Community Art exhibition


(9 January – 6 February)

Once again Marion’s artistic community get the opportunity to showcase their talents in the 19th Annual City of Marion Community Art Exhibition. There has been an exhibition each year since the Marion Cultural Centre opened in 2001, but the 2020 exhibition (this event) was postponed to January 2021 due to unavoidable COVID timetable changes.

This exhibition has become a much anticipated event for all the creative residents of the Marion Council area, and approximately ninety artists will be displaying their work this year. They range from junior artists, hobbyists and ‘weekend dabblers’ – through to professional practitioners. Several older artists are in their 90’s and we also have multiple members of Marion families involved again this year.

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

Artwork in all media will be featured, including paintings, textiles, porcelain-on-glaze, photography, needlework & embroidery, timber items, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, and mosaics; and other decorative items. Most of the artwork will be for sale, at very affordable prices.

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. Activity sheets for different age groups will be available.

The event is fully supported by the City of Marion, with no fee for the artists to enter. In addition, on the launch afternoon, prizes will be presented for the ‘Most Outstanding Artwork’, as well as several ‘Merit Awards’. A ‘People’s Choice’ award will be given at the close of the exhibition.

The official launch and prize presentation will take place at 2pm, Saturday 9 January, with Guest Speaker City of Marion Councillor Bruce Hull. Maximum visitor numbers in the gallery may apply. Please check closer to the event if you have any concerns.