Artist joins bid to help kids

Local artist Joel at work in his studio. 165244

Work by Ocean Grove artist Joel Walter will feature in the Wombats Wish Charity Art Auction at the Deakin Waterfront Gallery next Thursday 9 March.
Many of the Bellarine Peninsula’s premier artists, as well as those from across Australia and overseas, are contributing high-quality artwork to support the wonderful work of Wombat’s Wish.
Wombat’s Wish supports the 200 children, young people and their families in the Geelong area who, each year, experience the death of a parent.
Ambassadors to the program include Geelong Cats CEO Brian Cook and patron Frank Costa.
Joel, a visual artist, is widely exhibited across Australia and his artworks have been selected and represented in many significant exhibitions including the Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, the Rick Amor Print Prize, the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Print Traditions – Sources of Australian Printmaking and the Fremantle Print Awards. He has extensive experience as a professional printmaker, print technician, and as an art educator.
Joel’s work is represented in public collections including the Geelong Gallery, the State Library of Victoria, the Parliament of Australia, and the Victorian College of the Art