Soldiers Hill’s wonders on show

ON SHOW: Soldiers Hill Art Collective artist Jessica Andersen with her piece which is on show as part of the new exhibition. Picture: Lachlan Bence
ON SHOW: Soldiers Hill Art Collective artist Jessica Andersen with her piece which is on show as part of the new exhibition. Picture: Lachlan Bence

AN ART exhibition representing the wonders of Soldiers Hill will take place in Ballarat this month.

Presented by the Soldiers Hill Artist Collective, the show is entitled Our Soldiers Hill and sees the artists represent their beloved suburb through art.

SHAC member and emerging artist Judith Bryce said this was the second exhibition for the collective and further developed the group’s cohesiveness.

“The group consists of a diverse range of artists, practicing across many art forms and media,” she said.

“This collective is evolving as more residents become involved. It is a really cohesive, creative group with some well-known people and some lesser known people and that it part of the whole structure of the group.

“Everyone is supportive and mentoring one another and that’s wonderful.”

Although in its infancy, SHAC is made up of almost 30 artists at different stages of expertise and welcomes all artists living within the Soldiers Hill boundaries.

Ms Bryce said with the suburb being in close proximity to the railway station, restaurants, wine bars and the Art Gallery, it could be dubbed the Carlton or Brunswick of Ballarat.

“This group also arguably claims that Soldiers Hill has the highest concentration of practicing artists, per capita, in all of regional Victoria,” she said.

Our Soldiers Hill will be held at Fairbanks Eye Gallery until the end of October.

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