The Forbes Platypus Gallery has reopened and is hosting a new exhibition

With the easing of COVID-19 related restrictions the Platypus Gallery has re-opened to the public, with a new exhibition of local works on show.

The exhibition features a variety of works from landscapes, watercolours, pottery, ceramics, felt and jewelry which features the theme of 'Blue'.

The exhibition opened last Thursday and features the work from more than 15 artists from the Forbes Arts Society.

Forbes Arts Society's Karen Ritchie said they were unable to celebrate the exhibition with an official opening due to social distancing requirements.

But, the gallery is able to open to visitors and Mrs Ritchie urges people to come down and have a look at the artwork.

Mrs Ritchie said they decided to create an exhibition around the theme of 'Blue' because it is a comforting colour and all of the ups and downs in the last year.

The Platypus Gallery has changed their opening hours for the time being and are only open three days a week.

You can check out the artwork from 10am to 2pm on Thursdays and Fridays and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

The exhibition 'Blue' will be open at the Platypus Gallery to the end of July.

Due to government guidelines, the Platypus Gallery is only permitting six people inside at a time.

The Gallery will also record visitors names, phone numbers or email address to help with contact tracing.

For more details about the exhibition contact the Forbes Arts Society at or visit their website at