Some of the Illawarra’s finest artists will display their works in this weekend’s 18th Annual Scarborough Art Show at Scarborough Public School.
A perennial favourite is Thirroul’s Ashley Frost, who’s light-filled landscapes never fail to delight.
Currently in Norway, Ashley is making the trip home to be here for the show, which opens on Friday October 7.
Ashley studied at the National Art School and now, from his Bulli studio, creates the most magnificent paintings of the Northern Illawarra.
Represented by Stella Downer Fine Art in Sydney, Ashley also exhibits regularly with Thirroul artist Tanya Stubbles, who is a long-time Scarborough parent, and regular contributor to the Scarborough Art Show.
“I started out doing urban landscapes,” he says. “In fact, it took me 15 years to be able to paint the South Coast. One day I just looked at my own back yard!”
Ashley says the light here is amazing for an artist. “It’s consistent,” he says, ” like nowhere else.”
He says the Scarborough Art show is a fantastic place to exhibit. “I have been part of the art show for eight or nine years and works always sell really well.
“It’s a beautiful school, and the way the parents put the show together is incredible. I think the works sell because of the professional commitment of the parents, who do a fantastic job in all facets of the weekend. It’s just incredible what they do.
“I actually think the art Show is a great model for other schools. Loads of other schools try, but few School Art Shows are as professional and special as Scarborough!”
Scarborough Art Show will be held at Scarborough Public School, Lawrence Hargrave Drive Scarborough opens Friday October 7 then runs across October 8 and 9.