Whale Tales exhibition at Lighthouse Arts

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Last weekend I visited the Lighthouse Arts exhibition Whale Tales at Nobbys Lighthouse. The exhibition is a wonderful blend of poems, a story and artwork, all inspired by whales. The artists involved are:

Kelly Barlin
Fiona Clark
Charmon Cummins
Belinda Dorey
Saretta Fielding
Emily Lloyd
Wanda Matthews
Belle McKenzie
Leigh Nankervis
Michelle Robinson
Malvika Satelkar
Peter Simmons
Lisa Skelton
Sian Staley
Justin Threadgate

The poems interspersed between the artworks adding layers of meaning are by:

Magdalena Ball
Robert Edmonds
Judy Johnson
Diana Pearce
nicole rain sellers
Anne Walsh

with a story by Bronwyn Frost and Awakabal words by Shane Frost.

The exhibition is well worth a visit but with reservations for older art lovers. It is a round trip walk to the lighthouse and back of an hour from the closest carpark, including a steep incline. And when I visited last weekend there were no toilets on site and no food and drinks available to buy. So I recommend taking a thermos and picnic lunch because there are places to sit and enjoy the view. I was heartened to see books and artwork by local Hunter writers and artists for sale in the shop and I’m looking forward to the next exhibition. Whale Tales runs until 18th September.


About Debbie Robson

Author, booklover, bookcrosser and firm believer in synchronicity. There is no such thing as coincidence! I am currently working on a trilogy set in Sydney and Paris during the 1920s, along with poems, flash and short stories.
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