10 November 2004
The Shepparton Art Gallery will showcase a new exhibition from Seymour artist, Elizabeth Mellor, titled ‘Life in the Land of Light’, from this weekend.
The exhibition features a series of small scale oil paintings that illustrate the love the artist has for Australia.
Shepparton Art Gallery director, Ms Leanne Willis, said Elizabeth Mellor paints images inspired by her home in Seymour and the beautiful Australian landscape that surrounds it.
“When she talks about her work, Elizabeth says that her home is full of enchantment. As she walks through the bush she finds remnants of exquisite life, and these are reflected in the pieces she creates,” Ms Willis said.
“What she sees and paints are small pieces of life, isolated from each other but linked by a common place.”
“Elizabeth says she is rooted strongly in this land, giving her the freedom to be who she is. Her love of this country drives her to share this wonderful land with everyone. Hopefully visitors to the gallery will experience this through her exhibition,” Ms Willis concluded.
‘Life in the Land of Light’ will be on display in the Community Gallery from Friday 12th November until Sunday 12th December. The exhibition will be officially opened at the gallery at 2.00 pm on Saturday 13th November by Jane Cocks.
Admission to the Shepparton Art Gallery is free and it is open seven days a week from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The gallery is located in the Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton, phone (03) 5832 9861.