The 21st Woolmers Estate Annual Art Exhibition opened to the public on October 16, and this year has a wider variety of works than ever seen before.
Business administration manager Sue-Ellen Groer said over the span of 21 years, the exhibition had grown into a popular community event that drew in a diverse audience and range of artists.
"Alongside the traditional art is some stunning sculptural works. The 20th anniversary last year was spectacular," she said.
"After such a difficult year for everyone it was fantastic to see Woolmers Estate and our community again come alive with our most popular Annual Art Exhibition to date, and this year we think it will be even better."
For the 21st anniversary, the exhibit displays 131 pieces by 31 Tasmanian artists.
"This year sees the widest variety of mediums that has ever been exhibited at Woolmers Estate. The range includes oils, glass engraving, textile art, printmaking, acrylics, metal sculptures, watercolors, pencil, ceramics, and ink works," curator Mary-Ann Orchard said.
"We have got the biggest variety of mediums this year, but we do find animals sell well here at Woolmers too. There's a couple of nods to COVID-19 as well so that's a change. A lot of landscapes too.
"Last year we had lots of pinks and purples in the work. This year we found there is orange, yellow, and blue coming out."
However, Ms Orchard said the exhibition used to be much smaller and only accommodated a select number of works.
"It was quite small, we used to have it in the cottage, there we were hampered by size and hanging space," she said.
Though the exhibition now caters to more tastes and can include more works, Ms Orchard said the team was still selective about how many artists could be included.
Artists are encouraged to think outside the art-world strictures when producing their submissions.
One of the new artists lucky enough to be included in the exhibition was a glass engraver, which was an entirely different artform to the paintings and sculptures also on display.
The exhibition acts as one of the major fundraisers for Woolmers and it had a preview event on the Friday night before it opened.
This allowed for special guests to participate in both an auction and a silent auction.
Ms Orchard said the 2021 exhibition was easy to curate as the works seemed to flow together.
The exhibit will be available for the general public to view until November 24. Entry costs a donation at the door, and all works are for sale.
"We are thrilled to present such an exciting exhibition and invite you to see the talented works for yourself, you won't be disappointed," Ms Orchard said.
The galleries are open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-3pm.
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