NEW TO THE TOP JOB: New Mildura Riverfront Gallery president, Carol Treadwell, with Summer Exhibition works and fellow gallery members in the background.

By MADISON EASTMOND

MILDURA Riverfront Art Gallery has unveiled its Summer Exhibition, showcasing the talent and work of several Sunraysia-based artists.

The exhibition has also arrived following a time of change for the group, with Carol Treadwell elected the new president of the Mildura Riverfront Art Gallery just prior to Christmas.

The Mildura Riverfront Art Gallery’s walls have been lined with in excess of 100 pieces for the Summer Expo.

“All works showcased are produced by local artists, and because we don’t stick to a theme, each piece is very unique and special,” Carol said.

Gallery members host a new exhibition at the changing of each season, with the aim to capture an array of styles and mediums. 

While only recently becoming a member of the Gallery, Carol has a life-long love for art and all things creative.

“In terms of art I have done everything, absolutely everything, from crafting to painting, making silk scarfs and jewellery to working with glass – I love it all!” she said,

“Art has always been something I am extremely passionate about, even when I was very young. I always had a love for making things.”

Established more than 50 years ago, the Mildura Riverfront Art Gallery has developed a reputation as an open space for local residents with an artistic flair to come, socialise and create – something Carol says makes the Gallery special. 

“I love coming to the Riverfront Art Gallery – they’re such a great bunch and so friendly,” she said. “Everyone is here for the same reason, and everyone just does their own thing, it’s a great place to be.

“I would encourage all those considering to join to just come along! All anyone needs to do is bring their own materials and talent.

“A working gallery is held every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm, and has an emphasis on developing and sharing ideas, skills and knowledge within a really encouraging environment.

“We hold four exhibitions throughout the year (summer, autumn, winter and spring), which is a chance for members to showcase and sell their work to the public.”