Exhibition by Chere & Ric Le Page, Shoalhaven Arts Centre, Nowra,
14 November – 10 December. Launch 5 to 7pm, 14 November.
This exhibition is based on two of Chere’s whimsical poems “Aurora and Lazuli” and “The Pirate and the Fish Spitting Whale”.
The centrepiece of the show is Aurora, who is life size and made from steel, mosaics, copper and silver solder. There are other surprises in this exhibition, including a paper clay pirate sitting in a steel and wooden boat – searching for the fish spitting whale in the poem of course.
Chere worked for many years as a magazine editor, photographer and writer before taking up studies at City Art Institute, where she gained her Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies from NSW University, Institute of the Arts. Chere attained her Master of Visual and Performing Arts Degree from Charles Sturt University.
Art and writing (including poetry) are her major focus. Chere has had many solo and group exhibitions and has received a number of awards for art and writing.
Ric worked as a sculptor for many years, particularly welding, before he and Chere began combining their skills to produce artworks as a team.
Together, Chere and Ric create sculptural artworks that they would not achieve if working separately. They have created artworks for companies and private commissions, held a number of exhibitions and entered several sculpture competitions, receiving a number of awards for their pieces.
Chere and Ric and hoping the show will be a delight for all who see it and invite you to the opening on Friday, November 14 from 5-7pm. The exhibition will be on show until December 10.
For further information telephone the Arts Centre on 02 4422 0648.