“The Passion of Pastel and Poetry” Exhibition 12 to 18 April

This exhibition is a unique exhibition combining visual expression and written expression. The paintings inspire the poetry and the poetry is represented in the paintings.

There will be poetry readings during the opening on Saturday 15 April at 4.30 and at 2.00 pm on Monday 17th.

There will also be an open section which will feature paintings by members on subject matter of their choice. Expect to see seascapes, still life, landscape and contemporary work.

Grace Paleg

Grace Paleg

Grace has 50 years experience in the art world., having studied Graphic Design at Swinburne  and oils with Allan Martin and  Lesley Sinclair of Montsalvat in Victoria. A change to pastel in 1988 was the beginning of a long love affair with the medium. The Grace Paleg fine art Studio Gallery was opened in 1996 at Batemans Bay on the South Coast of N.S.W. and it is from there that Grace continues to teach local students as well as instruct groups who incorporate a holiday with private tuition.

Grace travels widely instructing at workshops and Art Festivals and Societies as well as judging throughout Australia and NZ.

Awards have been many and varied with over 200 prizes including six times best pastel at the Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary art Show, twice the Ming Mckay award ,three times best in show from the Victorian Pastel Society of Australia and recently the major award at our local South Coast Pastel Societies National awards.

She is a regular contributor to the International and Australian Artist Magazines as well as the French  Practique des Arts


Sarah Veitch

 Sarah comes from a very artistic family, her grandmother in New Zealand was an accomplished water colourist. Discovering pastels Sarah a chance to develop her artistic Skills in a medium that provides tremendous scope for experimenting and refining techniques. She is inspired by the natural attractions of the South Coast – national parks, waterways and beaches, bird and animal life.