Art Exhibition Fundraiser for Refugees
11am-5pm, Saturday 7 April 2018

Drew Lawson returns with his bi-annual art exhibition. Each year the local community of Bendigo (and beyond) are welcomed into the studio on the edge of the Whipstick Forest to celebrate and take in all that each instalment of the exhibition provides. Throughout the day light refreshments will be provided, while all funds raised will be used for the care of refugees.

All paintings arise from, and add to, Lawson’s daily practice of meditation. This vision for the exhibition is that each image is a door onto the viewers own meditations. Which is emphasised by a few images having a coloured door central to the image.

This exhibition comprises a series of paintings in oil and acrylic.

Part of the exhibition will be an array of paintings on A3 paper which have been painted over poems Lawson thought were finished, but were not. In many of the images words can be seen, perhaps all the words, perhaps only one word, and for other images no words are visible but they all have the sense of a page from a book.

The array on A3 paper will be in the upper room and visitors are encouraged to sit on a chair and take some time for personal reflection if they find a particular image, or images, that speak to them.

All images are for sale. Entry by gold coin donation

Lawson’s studio is at
169 Eaglehawk-Neilborough Road, Eaglehawk
9km from the central Bendigo Post Office