‘Kindred spirits’ team up for jaw-dropping local art exhibition

‘Kindred spirits’ team up for jaw-dropping local art exhibition

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Allison Snell won the Most Outstanding Artwork in this year’s ASA Annual Art Exhibition

Two award-winning local artists are teaming up to exhibit their unique and arresting portraits of iconic Australian plants and animals.

Armadale Society of Artists members Allison Snell and Jane Meleisea will open their first joint exhibition – Kindred Spirits – at the Whiteley Fish Bowl Gallery in Gosnells this Saturday from 10.30am.

Their distinctive talents have been rewarded this year at the ASA’s Annual Art Exhibition. Allison was the winner of the Most Outstanding Artwork, while Jane won the Best Acrylic and also Best Animal Portrait awards.

Jane Meleisea was awarded best animal portrait and best acrylic at this year’s ASA awards.

It’s been a busy year for the pair: Jane was also awarded the Best Overall Award at the Lions Club of Kalamunda Art Awards in January, and Allison was one of the featured artists in this year’s Armadale Hills Arts Trail festival.

Travellers down Forrest Road may already be familiar with their work – Allison was the lead artist for the Water Corporation’s ‘Splash of Colour’ mural, while Jane was second in command, painting and planning together.

The pair are the masterminds behind the ‘Splash of Colour’ mural on Forrest Rd in Armadale.

Their eye-catching paintings, prints and sculptures inspired by the rich Australian natural environment really have to be seen in person to be appreciated fully.

Their exhibition runs from Saturday, December 9, to Sunday December 17 at the Whitely Fish Bowl Gallery in the Agonis Building in Gosnells Civic Centre. More information including gallery opening times can be found at  www.gosnells.wa.gov.au/news-events/events/whiteley-fishbowl-gallery-kindred-spirits-art-exhibition