2014 SHOW DATES - 4 APRIL TO 6 APRIL
Welcome to the Oatley West Public School Art and Craft Show!
The annual Art and Craft Show at Oatley West Public School is a fantastic community event proudly brought to you by the Parent and Citizens Association of the school. Over the last 30 years of the show, people all over Oatley, Mortdale, Peakhurst and Lugarno have come along to join us in enjoying the fine art sale, high quality jewellery and craft as well as the fairground rides, market stalls and food outlets.
Each year, our fine art exhibition and sale is a wonderful opportunity to view and purchase fine artworks. This year the Oatley West Art and Craft Show are lucky to have three feature artists:
The most impressive feature of mixed media artist Alison Coulthurst, is how quickly her artistic style and talent has been embraced by some of Australia's most astute collectors of art. Her paintings today are in ever increasing demand in Australia and New Zealand, together with numerous requests from Europe. Not surprising, given her ability and contemporary style; she now has several solo exhibitions a year (including an exhibition in Bordeaux France and Rome Italy planned for this year). More....
Born in Sydney, Danielle McManus intertwines experiences from everyday life with her Maltese heritage to produce superbly whimsical artworks & ceramics.Whether fictional or based on real-life family events, Danielle's love of story telling is evident in her colourful, figurative offerings that provide viewers with thought-provoking images, frequently set against a backdrop of a landscape fusing both her Maltese heritage and passion for Australia.Influenced by the artwork of 17th Century European manuscripts as well as the work of other prominent artists such as Gustav Klimt, Frida Kahlo, Margaret Woodward and Arthur Boyd, Danielle us a rich colourful palette, expressing a deep love and kinship with the Australian landscape and it's unique colours. More....
ROBYN CHANTAL SMITH
Born in South Africa Robyn Smith started sculpting after dabbling with painting and interior design. She draws inspiration from all the women in her life, both past and present. Robyn’s sculptures celebrate what it means to be a woman, both young and old, exploring the different emotions experienced in their daily lives. The women are very tactile, inviting you to touch and explore their curves. They are faceless so that they could be anyone to anybody.
Thanks to Volunteers
Entirely run by volunteers from the school community, the success of Oatley West Art and Craft Show reflects the huge amount of behind the scenes work from parents and friends of the school. We all greatly appreciate the dedication of parents, past parents, the wider community and the support of all of you who come to enjoy the show and we look forward to seeing you all again this year for a weekend of fun and fine art!
Generous sponsors and local support
Many of the great activities, food outlets and fundraisers at the Show would not be possible without the amazing generosity of our many sponsors. We are immensely grateful for the ongoing support we receive from local businesses and community members. Please click here to see all our sponsors.