A ten-day festival is heading to the Warrnambool Art Gallery this Friday which will allow audiences to meet artists and see works evolve before their eyes.
'Wallawar' (Peek Whurrong language for 'glow') will begin with a launch party on Friday, November 26 from 6pm to 8pm featuring three new exhibitions including Black & Gold, Pakayn Marree Weerrath Women's Tools curated by Gunditjmara woman Dr Vicki Couzens and Justin Shoulder's Carrion: Origins.
The launch will also show artist Gosia Wlodarczak in action as she uses a gold pen to capture the gestures and glances of visitors across the exhibition's walls.
The packed schedule will include various other exhibitions, performances, workshops, a children's market and gala events.
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WAG Director Vanessa Gerrans said she was particularly excited about a rare opportunity for residents to attend the Tower Hill 'en plein' air painting day on Saturday, November 27 which would see 30 of Australia's leading artists at work.
Warrnambool Mayor Richard Ziegeler said the event was a chance for everyone to reconnect.
"It's wonderful that the WAG is able to offer events like painting en plein air at the Tower Hill volcanic landscape, challenging and stimulating exhibitions, talks and events where people can come together for conversations, ideas and celebrating life in south-west Victoria," he said.
Wallawar will finish with music and a 'Golden Dance Party' on the Civic Green on Sunday, December 5.
Residents are invited to wear gold clothing and hear Bernie Opperman play, followed by a celebration of Senior of the Year and an opportunity to participate in swing, line dance and Zumba.
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