Platypus Gallery extends Abstract Distractions Exhibition

Control by Bec Bennett is one of the artworks on show in the exhibition. Image supplied.

Control by Bec Bennett is one of the artworks on show in the exhibition. Image supplied.

The 'Abstract Distractions' exhibition has been extended to September 23.

The exhibition showcases a collection of experimental works by eleven novice artists from the Forbes Shire.

Aptly named the "Puggles", the group were formed earlier this year by Forbes Arts Society member, Coralie Crouch with the intention of encouraging younger members of the Forbes community to pursue creative endeavours.

In recent months, the group has gathered on a casual basis to learn about different methods, techniques and mediums. For many of the participants, the 'Abstract Distractions' exhibition is their first opportunity displaying their work publicly.

"The brief was to create abstract work - totally devoid of any reference to reality. They were encouraged to shed any inhibitions and to simply enjoy the act of creating," Coralie said.

"The biggest achievement of the group was overcoming the fear that their work is not good enough to exhibit. They have produced art works which display experimental use of colour, new techniques for paint application, and above all, confidence."

The 'Abstract Distractions' exhibition will run until September 23. All artworks will be available for purchase.

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.forbesartssociety.com or follow the Platypus Gallery on Facebook and Instagram.

Due to the gallery not opening at its regular times each week consumers can shop online www.forbesartssociety.com and use click and collect or Australia Post.

The Platypus Gallery is run by ArtsWeb volunteers, a committee of the Forbes Arts Society.