Prom Coast Seachange Festival events

Prom Coast Seachange Festival runs between Thursday 25 and Monday 29, April. Here a few events we as Gecko Studio Gallery and members of Prom Coast Arts Council Inc are involved in. It is a busy time with so many events over just a few days but join us in making the most of it.

Seachange logo 2013

Seachange logo 2013

First up, the Prom Coast Seachange Festival website where you can find the full program.


Girls of Our Town

A photographic exhibition by Kerry Spokes and Suellen Lee. Inspired by the classic Margret RoadKnight song of the same name.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Margret RoadKnight at 5 pm till 7pm on Friday April 26. Crawford Hall, (entry from Pulham’s carpark) 10.00 am to 4.00 pm from 26 April to 7 May. Gold coin admission.

The Adam Murfitt Memorial Art Event – The Great Southern Forum


Great Southern Forum

Great Southern Forum

On Saturday 27 at 7.30pm in the supper room of the Fish Creek Memorial Hall, Prom Coast Arts Council presents the Adam Murfitt Memorial Art Event – The Great Southern Forum. After the great success of last year’s forum on portraiture, we in PCA figured we needed another weighty topic to get our teeth into so we came up with “Appropriation in Art – How Far is Too Far?”. Join us and the panel consisiting of …..

Fiona West (artist, curator, judge – Great Southern Portrait Prize), Tom Murray-White (artist, judge in Great Southern Portrait Prize 2012), Eolo Paul Bottaro (artist, judge – Great Southern Portrait Prize) , Tony Walker (journalist, former Manager ABC Digital Radio), Ian Bracegirdle (artist, large public art projects) and Shea McDonald-Eckersall (university student and artist). The MC for the evening is Deidre Granger of Fish Creek. Deidre did a stirling job of keeping the discussion focussed and moving along nicely at last year’s forum.


The Great Southern Portrait Prize





It opened on Thursday April 18 but the 8th Annual Great Southern Portrait Prize is being exhibited at Stockyard Gallery in Foster until Monday May 13 so there is plenty of time to catch the show and cast your vote for the Popular Choice in both the Open section and Junior Section. The winners will be announced at an event starting at 2.30pm at Stockyard Gallery on Sunday April 28  while the Popular Choice winners will be published in the local newspapers following the closing of the show. Join us on the 28th to hear the judges explaining how they judged the show and some comments on the show generally. There will be other speeches but they will be short. Who will win this year and will there be any grumbling I wonder??


Alison Lester’s “Are We There Yet?” Touring Exhibition

Alison Lester’s book ‘Are We There Yet?’ tells the story of her family’s journey around Australia in a camper van. This great adventure captures the essence of the country – the cities and the countryside; the European settlements and the special places of the First Australian.

The ‘Are We There Yet?’ touring exhibition shows both the original illustrations as well as preliminary and developmental stages in the making of the book – from Alison’s children’s actual travel diaries, through text, illustration and design drafts, to the final published book – including a number of folios of developmental drawings.

See the alison lester invitation

Where: Fish Creek Hall
When: 2.00 pm
Entry: $2.00


Official opening of award winning author, illustrator and
Australian Children’s Laureate, Alison Lester’s exhibition of the artwork
from her book “Are We There Yet?”

The exhibition opens on 26 April and continues until 6 May.
Schools workshops with Alison Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 April from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm

Gecko Studio Gallery, right next door to the Fish Creek Hall will have Alison Lester books and prints (framed and unframed) of images from many of Alison’s books available for sale. We always have stock of Alison’s books and prints but we have stocked up especially for this exhibition.




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