GACCI's latest performing and visuals arts news for Gloucester and Gloucester Gallery

Colourful: Fred Bullen's art exhibition will open at the Gloucester Gallery soon.
Colourful: Fred Bullen's art exhibition will open at the Gloucester Gallery soon.

Performing arts

Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council’s Youth Theatre Workshop put on its final performance at the Gloucester High School hall recently. These budding actors and actresses took to the stage to perform the play they had been rehearsing since early May. The evening was a success with all the performers remembering their lines and the show going off without a hitch. All the students were very thankful to Maureen Hjorth for the many hours she spent working with them in preparation for the big night on July 3.

Coming up, Gloucester’s own talented singer/performer Jared Laurie will return to the stage for two nights of dinner theatre. His one act show – SupercalifragilisticOsteoporosis – is set to leave the audience roaring with laughter. Tickets are now sale at Gloucester Health Foods for Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11, at the Gloucester Citizens Centre. Tickets are $40 per non member or $35 per GACCI member. 

The GACCI players be back on the stage for a performance in November. Details will be released in the near future.

Visual arts

Currently, the Gloucester Gallery is hosting the Pix from the Stix annual photography competition. All the photos entered in the competition across a range of categories are hung in the gallery for everyone to enjoy. The exhibition is on until July 15.

An exhibition of paintings by Fred Bullen opens on Thursday, July 19, and closes on Sunday, August 12. Bullen enjoys the challenge of painting different subjects using a range of techniques. His greatest pleasure is when an artwork unlocks a heartfelt memory for the viewer. Come along and see how he has captured his imagination via the media, the size of the canvas and the colours, to present the viewer with a rewarding experience. A free colour catalogue will be available to all visitors.

The Gloucester Gallery, 25 Denison Street, Gloucester, is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10.30am to 4pm. Entry is free.