Murrurundi & District Historical Society opens new exhibition

REMEMBERING landscapes and their moments in life is the subject of a group of artists' interpretation on show this weekend at the Murrurundi & District Historical Society exhibition church.

Scheduled to run until October 1, the showing features various artists from Muswellbrook through to Murrurundi and surrounds.

Curated by Hanna Kay, the exhibition is second in a series offering artists the opportunity to show their work to a wider audience free of any charge.

“I was very impressed at the scope and detail of the works submitted,” Ms Kay said.

“This showing is well worth the effort to come and visit Murrurundi.

“The village is developing a broad reach of artists that are being accepted in circles outside their local area.”

Museum president Des Dugan said the showing follows on the heels of the organisation's “Before Power” exhibition and contrasts with the engineering working models, which were loaned from Andromeda Industries at Moonbi.

“That event bought back a lot of memories as mothers, daughters and grandmothers reminisced about the implements which were part of their daily life,” he added.

“The Andromeda models had never been seen in the Hunter region before and were a men’s and boys’ thing although several women appreciated their intricacy and finesse.”

A hobby of owner Raymond McLaren, the models are now back on show at his workshops in Moonbi.

The current exhibition of paintings feature a short story explaining what prompted the works and how it played a part in the artists' life.

There is no charge for entrance although donations are appreciated. 

The paintings are also for sale.