Creation in isolation


An interesting exhibition will be on display over Easter, at the Sorrento Activity Centre. Photographers and artists from Studio Sorrento collaborated throughout lockdown – the photography group posted around 80 photos online and the artists used these as inspiration to create artworks in their own style.

To date nearly 60 works have been completed. Each time a painting or drawing was submitted, it was a thrill for the photographers to see their photo transformed into something new. For the artists it was a rare treat to have a variety of subjects to paint. Many of the members of Studio Sorrento live on their own and the online exhibition provided connection, for the first time, between the photographers and artists. Other local artists joined in.

At times, the same photo was painted by several artists, but the interpretation is always different, as is the medium they chose.

Landscapes and seascapes, magpies and roosters, lions and highland cattle have all featured so far, and there are more paintings underway.

The exhibition is showing at the Sorrento Activity Centre, Cnr Melbourne and Queens Road, on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 10am to 4pm, April 3,4 and 5.

Entry $2.

Free parking available.

Peninsula Essence – March 2021