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PORTLAND NSW - "Arts & Galleries"
Portland Art Exhibition – First weekend in March
Venue: Crystal Theatre, Wolgan Street, Portland
Contact: Maree Statham Tel: (02) 6355 5784

The Portland Art Exhibition is held each year during the first weekend in March at the historic Crystal Theatre and attracts visitors from hundreds of kilometres away, including increasing numbers of buyers from Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Bathurst and Orange. The event is now the largest art exhibition west of Sydney and hanging space is keenly contested.

Sandra Laroche
Longwood Studio
The Old Schoolhouse
(next to Anglican Church)
1385 Rydal/Sodwalls Rd
Tarana Village
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
Monday – Thursday by appointment

Phone/Fax: 02 6337 5827
Email: mlaroche@internode.on.net

There’s a breath of French air in Tarana when established artist, designer & illustrator, Sandra Laroche, opens her delightful studio in Tarana most weekends, 10am to 5.30ish, or by appointment, to exhibit her own & friends’ artwork including detailed watercolour & gouache paintings, fine-art prints, cards, decorative pieces, ceramics, textiles, original book illustrations & studies.

Sandra has illustrated over two dozen books for children including ‘Capturing the Golden Bird’ by Jean Chapman, ‘The Snow Rose’ &’ The Mushroom Feast’, both by her husband Michel Laroche, & Ethel Turner's classic Seven Little Australians. This latter project took eight months to research and complete. Aboard Endeavour, written by Bruce Stannard, was launched on the decks of the Endeavour Replica, moored at the time alongside the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney in 1995.

Old Wallerawang Station Art Gallery
Main Street, Wallerawang NSW

Three Art Galleries featuring local Artists - an eclectic selection of traditional art, ceramics, sculpture, pottery, photography and glass work, and Arts and Crafts