Art will embed itself deep into the hearts of the Bicheno community again as a contemporary art exhibition returns for a second year.
Wanda Round will open January 3 and provide accessible art from founding artist Anita Bacic as well as work from three additional artists - Jennifer Tyers, Rose Turtle Ertler and Louisa Jenkinson.
The work will be housed in two retro caravans and as a temporary installation, forgoing the usual gallery space that artists often display in. It will aim to entice passers-by to chat with the artists.
Founder Anita Bacic said she was excited, after years of working as an artist, to bring art to the outdoors, in a relaxed setting.
"I'm hoping that people will find something unexpected in what the Wanda Round artists are doing," she said.
Bacic's work will explore a series of photographic needle works which were a result of the giant pinhole camera in a caravan in last year's exhibit.
"A lot of the work I do is about connecting and trying to interact with the public and potential audience," she said.
"It's about artists having the chance to talk to the public, as well as the public being able to talk to the artists."
She said the way the exhibition is organised may also demystify some aspects of art to the public
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The event has been adjusted to be as safe as possible in light of COVID-19.
Bacic said she hoped the event would continue to grow and be able to showcase more local artists and their work.
"Who knows what the next iteration after 2021 will be."
Jennifer Tyers, another of the artists in the exhibition, will be showcasing her work with landscapes and painting a large mural on portable canvas panels.
"I am going to be making a big panoramic structure on canvas," she said.
"[It's] a really great opportunity for me to do something... big scale which I haven't really done before and I'm excited for that."
She said as Bicheno is a small town it will be good to have an event like the exhibition there and have something social that people can meet up and talk at.
"I'm very excited about it. I think it's going to be so good."
The exhibition will also include several workshops for the public to dip their toes into the world of art. On January 9 there will be a pot making class, on January 17 a creative writing workshop and on January 24 there will be a watercolour workshop.
The artists will be onsite and available to chat with the public from 10am-2pm from Wednesday through to Sunday.
The exhibition will be located on Burgess Street and run for the whole month of January, providing a good stop for people travelling between Hobart and Launceston for Mona Foma. The general exhibition is free.
For more information visit www.wandaround.net.au.