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    LEARNING: Amethyst May watches potter Wendy McInnes at an Art is... festival pop-up artist workshop at Laharum. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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    Ray Colvin with his art at an Art Is... artist workshop at Laharum.

Regional artists in action for Art Is...

Wimmera residents had an opportunity to watch artists in action at the weekend during art-making shows at Laharum and Murtoa. 

Art is… festival committee selected a range of artists to take part in two pop-up ‘Walkabout Watch Artists Make Art’ sessions. 

Festival Galleries on the Side curator Alistair Shaw said the sessions brought artists and community together, to discuss the artist’s inspiration, watch them at work and view their creations. 

“We’ve expanded our presentation of local artists in this year’s festival,” he said.

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“Laharum Community Hall and Murtoa Mechanics Hall are each home to an eclectic supply of artists from their local communities who work across different media. 

“There are potters, quilters, knitters, painters, crafters and photographers.”

Organisers of Art is… Unexpected had to cancel or postpone festival activities and events due to a seven-day circuit-
breaker COVID-19 lockdown late last month.

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