Final week for Art at the Bay

Local artists and artisans will be displaying and selling their art, photography, prints and jewellery for one more week at the Visual Art Society’s Art at the Bay exhibition.  

The annual art showin the art space across from Bedside Manor in Camana Bay was originally set to close on Wednesday, 29 May. However, due to the great response to the exhibition it was extended to Saturday, 6 July.  

The doors will officially close at 7pm ending the week with a variety of activities. Artists will be demonstrating different painting techniques with oils and acrylics on canvas, use of tools in batik and jewellery making.  

The public will have the opportunity to ‘Meet the Artist’ on Friday and Saturday, between 5pm and 7pm, and find out more about their techniques and inspirations.  

Over the past seven weeks the exhibition has attracted many locals, residents and tourists who have viewed and purchased local artwork.  

Mary McCallum, curator and coordinator of the exhibition, said it was a great success, having given new and established artists an opportunity to display their work, while raising awareness of the Visual Arts Society as an organisation.  

The exhibition has been an interactive one, with ceramics, jewellery and beading demonstrations and a workshop to recreate the Mona Lisa. Children have also been able to take part in a Kids Art Competition, recreating a piece of work on display, or simply drawing and painting in the Kids Area.  

A non-profit organisation, Visual Arts Society hopes to have the opportunity to showcase local artists again at Camana Bay soon. 


Local artist John Broad led a workshop to recreate a large scale version of the Mona Lisa which was then displayed at the art show.