Griffith Soroptimist International President Pat Cox said the organisation was thrilled at the level of engagement from female artists throughout the region and beyond.
“We are so thankful to the female artists in the Riverina - and women who live outside the area and remain strongly connected to it - for their incredible response to our request to showcase their talents in this special exhibition to commemorate Griffith Soroptimist International’s 60th anniversary,” said Mrs Cox.
“The members of Griffith Soroptimist International are also grateful for the incredible support of Ray Wholohan and the staff at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery in helping this important exhibition come to fruition.”
Gallery Coordinator Ray Wholohan said he and his team have enjoyed viewing the beautiful, unique, diverse and visually compelling pieces of art during the installation in the lead up to the official opening this Saturday.
“We are honoured to part of this special event that gives female artists a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate their incredible talents and we know this exhibition will truly resonate with the community,” said Mr Wholohan.
“The works have come from places such as Deniliquin, Darlington Point, Wagga Wagga, Rankins Springs, Leeton, Coleambally, South Australia, and Griffith.”
A Viewers' Choice Prize will run for the duration of the exhibition next year, giving gallery visitors a chance to vote for their favourite artwork. Votes will be collected throughout the exhibition and collated at the close of the close of the exhibition, with the winner announced soon after.
‘Looking Forward: Looking Back’ will officially open at 2pm with high tea reception on Saturday March 19 and run until Sunday April 17 2016.