‘It’s like being naked.’ Artists exhibit portraits at Bonalbo Unmasked

ABOVE: Bonalbo resident Trevor Tierney at the exhibition. Photos: Susanna Freymark

Bonalbo Artists Alliance exhibition coordinator Vilya de Tozser said 105 portraits featured in the exhibition at Bonalbo Memorial Hall on Saturday, December 11.

Roxy Gallery’s Ruth Tsitimbinis officially opened the exhibition.

Roxy Gallery’s Ruth Tsitimbinis opened the exhibition.

“Putting your painting up on the wall is like being naked and everybody else is clothed,” she said of the artists, many for the first time, putting their artworks on show.

“It’s about self-belief which is very important.”

Vilya painted a portrait of former Bonalbo doctor Trevor Tierney.

Vilya de Tozser with Trevor Tierney and his portrait above.

Graeme Waldron who owns the hardware shop in Bonalbo painted a self-portrait.

Graeme Waldron with his self portrait.

Terry Mann painted a portrait of his friend Lawrence McCarthy.

Artist Terry Mann with his subject Lawrence McCarthy.

“I’ve taken photos of the personalities in Bonalbo since I got here four years ago,” Terry said.

Earle and Marilyn Grundy said farewell at the exhibition as they leave this week to go and live in Queensland.

Earle and Marilyn Grundy are leaving the area.
The portrait exhibition at Bonalbo Hall.

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