Sisters of the art

Lynette Weekes. 148924


OCEAN Grove’s Lynette Weeks is one of “Four Sisters” exhibiting their art this year, in a series of galleries in the Bellarine and country Victoria.
“Last year we four sisters decided we would like to exhibit our artwork together,” she said.
“This was something we had wanted to do for some time.”
Lyn will kick off the series, with the first exhibition in Point Lonsdale.
It’s her first ever exhibition, although she’s won awards from the Australian Quilters Association and had her work displayed in France.
Her three sisters, Barbara Toogood from Ballarat, Margaret Block from Violet Town, and Jo Malham from Donald will display their art in following exhibitions.
The series will include pastel drawings, ink, textile art, quilting and other media.
Lyn says art is something that runs in her family.
“Both our parents were very crafty,” she said.
“My mum was handy with a needle and my dad did a fair bit of woodwork and later marquetry.”
Marquetry is the art of making pictures and patterns from thin slices of wood.
Lynette will open the first “Four Sisters” exhibition at Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Point Lonsdale at 3pm, 30 January.
The exhibition will run from 25 January to 14 February.
Her sisters will hold galleries in their home towns in the following months: Margaret in April, Barbara in August and Jo in September.
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Lyn said the coincidently-named “Four Sisters” winery would supply wine for each of the opening nights.