On The Right Track

 

Beverley Station Arts
The entrance to Beverley Station Arts in the Western Australian town of Beverley.

 

Those who regularly follow my blog will know that I’m currently the artist in residence at Beverley Station Arts in Western Australia. So for this entry I’ll talk a little about the place. The town of Beverley is located some 130Km (or 80 miles for those still using imperial measurements) east of Perth in the Avon Valley in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia.  The Beverley Arts Gallery Committee was inaugurated in 1967 with the aim of establishing a venue for the fine arts in the town. Sir Claude Hotchin a noted arts benefactor donated work from his collection with the aim of starting the fledgling gallery off. The collection is now housed in what was the old railway station in Beverley.

 

Beverley Station Arts
Inside the exhibition space at Beverley Station Arts. Sony A7r, Fotodiox OM to Nex adapter, Olympus OM Zuiko 21mm f3.5 lens. Exposure: 1/400th sec, f5.6 at ISO 6400.

 

 

Beverley Station Arts
The old station master’s quarters is now where the visiting artists in residence are accommodated. Beverley Station Arts, Western Australia. Sony A7r, Fotodiox OM adapter, Olympus OM Zuiko 21mm f3.5 lens. Exposure: 1/400th sec, f8 ISO 400.

 

Beverley Station Arts also utilizes the former station masters living accommodation for the artist in residence program. This allows an artist to base themselves at the gallery and produce work, put on an exhibition, run workshops and generally interact with the community. Recently an open air stage was built which is suitable for all the performing arts. It has a seating capacity of 500 and local audiences enjoy music, theatre, movies and dance under the stars during the summer months. On Saturday 10th September 2016 the venue hosted the Voice Moves Country Choir Bash. This year there were eight participating choirs:

Born To Sing
Rossmoyne Community Singers
Beverley Station Singers
Strike A Chord
Voices In Sync
Two Up Two Down
The Semi Tones
Summerhouse

 

Beverley Station Arts
The Platform Theatre performing space at Beverley Station Arts, Western Australia. Sony A7r, Fotodiox OM to Nex adapter, Olympus OM Zuiko 21mm f3.5 lens. Exposure: 1/200th sec, f8 at ISO 400.

 

As is usual in country Western Australia a sumptuous afternoon tea was provided in the intermission. The event was great fun and enjoyed by both the audience and the participants alike. Below is a short video featuring the Beverley Station Singers.

 

Beverley Station Arts
The garden bench even has a railway theme. Beverley Station Arts, Western Australia. Sony A7r, Fotodiox OM to Nex adapter and Olympus OM Zuiko 21mm f3.5 lens. Exposure: 1/80th sec, f16, at ISO 400

 

Advertisements