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Mid-Winter Exhibition 2024

Mid-winter Student Exhibition 2024

Once again to brighten the winter months, we’ll have a mid-winter exhibition of works by our painting class students.

This is an opportunity to encourage both novice and experienced artists to exhibit together and to offer work for sale. The event is a valuable experience for students to proudly show their artistic achievements; something that often takes significant courage.

We invite community to attend this year’s exhibition and support the development of new and emerging artists. Many students simply display their artwork, while others offer works for sale. You never know, you may be inspired to leave with an original!

Entry to the exhibition is free and open to everyone. We hope to see you there.

Alongside current students who participated in the morning or afternoon groups under instructor Janine Good’s guidance, as a special tribute in 2023, we featured the paintings of past student Wilma Etherington who sadly passed away earlier in the year at the age of 90.

Wilma will be remembered for her rich colourful paintings and her quiet but sharp sense of humour. She had a wonderful hearty laugh that would often leave her breathless!

Proceeds from the sale of paintings by Wilma Etherington were donated to the Guide Dogs.

Wilma Etherington

Moeraki Boulders, Otago NZ

Acrylic on board 2015

Wilma Etherington (1932 – 2023)

Bunyip resident Wilma Etherington was a student in the class for more than a decade, attending the morning class and sharing a table for most of those years with her sister, Margaret Cockburn, a gifted painter of miniatures. Wil’s favourite theme was landscape and she particularly enjoyed painting the rich warm hues and light of sunsets.

Margaret has generously donated Wil’s remaining paints and brushes to the class where they are greatly appreciated. 

Both Wilma and Margaret exhibited in group exhibitions at Living & Learning Pakenham from 2009 until 2017 and were also part of the Cardinia Cultural Centre 2016 Exhibition ‘Diversity the Key to Creativity’, a Living & Learning Pakenham Group Exhibition.

In addition to painting Wil and Margaret were members of the quilting group that collaborated under the guidance of Eleanor Taylor to create the beautiful Towns of Cardinia Shire series of quilts that are now on permanent display at the Cardinia Cultural Centre and the Flora and Fauna Panels at the Pakenham Library.

Exhibition Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 4:00pm
9:00am – 12:30pm

13 Jun – 27 Jun 2024

Exhibition Address

6b Henry Street, Pakenham


Original works on display

Variety of pieces offered for sale

Everyone welcome

Free admission


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