Members get together for film screening

More than 50 Members of the Collie Art Gallery gathered for its second Feast Your Eyes art film event held on Friday, 6 February 2015 at the Collie Senior High School’s Performing Arts Centre.

Archibald Prize-winner Wendy Sharpe was the subject of an art film screening during the evening. The film explored the creation of Sharpe’s decadent, colourful and and often unflattering portraits and offered an insight into the workaday rhythm of a life-long artist.

Sydney-based Sharpe won the Archibald Prize in 1996 with a self-portrait called Diana of Erskineville. She has won many other awards including the Sulman Prize and the Portia Geach Memorial Award twice. Her numerous overseas residencies, scholarships and commissions include a commission by the Australian War Memorial as an official war artist to East Timor.

Gallery Director Sarah Stanley and Creative Director Joshua Thomason provided members with an update of the gallery’s construction progress, upcoming workshops and exhibitions as well as an overview of the aspirations of the gallery.

Members enjoyed the chance to meet and mingle with other like-minded people with variety of art-inspired finger food and drinks.

A classical guitar ensemble comprised of students from Collie Senior High School provided background music by busking for spending money for their upcoming Gallipoli trip.

The event was provided for Members of the Gallery, a social community that enjoys exclusive benefits and privileges and now has almost 200 members.

Contact the gallery on 9734 2921 or by email at for more information.

2 Responses

  1. J. McKenzie

    Delightful evenings, looking forward to more.

  2. J. McKenzie

    Thoroughly enjoy those evenings so it will be delightful to attend more of the same.