THE Mildura Riverfront Art Gallery’s winter exhibition is well underway, with many fascinating pieces of artwork on display for the public.

The gallery, located on Hugh King Drive, is hosting the exhibition throughout the whole of winter, in which it shines a light on the technique of their painters.

“The exhibition includes a variety of artwork like oils, acrylics, drawings and water colours, and all our artists are involved,” gallery president, Carol Rasmussen said.

Carol also believes it is important to highlight the various styles and themes of artwork, and not stick to one particular theme like most exhibitions do.

“There’s no theme to the exhibition. We’ve all got our own styles and interests, so it’s important to showcase that,” she said.

“People always come in and find something they like because it’s so varied.”

Also available during each season’s exhibition are cards for sale, each displaying a beautiful piece of artwork.

Grants give gallery boost…

The Mildura Riverfront Art Gallery has also recently received two grants from Mildura Rural City Council, which will now allow the gallery to hold more events and provide workshops for the community.

“We’re going to be hosting adult beginner classes through a workshop in September, which will be free, and we will have three of our painters tutoring,” Carol said.

“There will be one in acrylics, one in water colouring and one in drawing, and everything will be supplied so there won’t be any need for people to bring anything.”

The gallery will also be bringing in artist Ben Winspear to tutor more experienced painters, and artist Marion Caccianiga will be hosting night classes twice a week over a fortnight.

“Ben Winspear will be coming in over three days to do oil paintings and water colourings, which we’re really looking forward to,” Carol said.

“There’s a lot happening for us but it also means there will be a lot happening for the community too.

“We are really appreciative of the grants. Council has been great for us and it really boosts morale and gets us excited.”