ART in Autumn

An exciting community art exhibition by regional artists, paying homage to Autumn – the season of change and reflection

When: 04 — 07 May 2023. Open daily 10am – 4pm

Where: Beechworth Town Hall, 103 Ford Street, Beechworth

Official opening: Thursday 04 May 2023 @ 6.00pm
Special Guest speaker: Dr. Helen Haines MP, Federal Member for Indi

Featuring artworks by Beechworth Arts Council members across a range of mediums (print, painting, drawing, textiles, sculpture etc.), ART in Autumn promises a riot of colour and form reflecting Mother Nature’s last fling before her well earned winter slumber. This exciting exhibition will be housed in Beechworth’s historic Town Hall, for four days ONLY from Thursday 04 May through to Sunday 07 May.

Art in Autumn is thrilled to welcome local ceramic artist, Dianne Mangan as exhibition curator. Ms Mangan takes on this important role with a résumé that includes founding and operating Off Centre Gallery in Milawa, and an eighteen and half year tenure as Director of the Wangaratta Art Gallery. Along with a host of Private Collectors, Dianne Mangan’s art can be found in collections of The New Parliament House (ACT), Powerhouse Museum (Sydney, NSW) and Queen Victoria Museum (Launceston, Tasmania).

More information on Dianne Mangan (here)

Art patrons who visit ART in Autumn will be encouraged to cast their vote in the inaugural People’s Choice Award. The lucky winner of this accolade will see their artwork and biography featured as pride of place among the Pantheon of regional artists currently showcased on the Beechworth Arts Council website. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the exhibition’s close, Sunday 07 May, 3.30pm

ART in Autumn Sponsorship

Beechworth Arts Council is very pleased to announce Indigo Vineyard as exclusive sponsor of ART in Autumn. Indigo Vineyard’s exceptional wines will be served at the exhibition opening night, Thursday May 04, 6pm.

Located between Beechworth and Wangaratta, the Indigo Vineyard has 46 hectares planted to 12 different varieties of grapes.

Beechworth Arts Council thanks Indigo Vineyard for their generous support. We commend the Indigo Vineyard range of wines to our patrons and directs you all to the website below for further details.

Indigo Vineyard – 1221 Beechworth-Wangaratta Rd, Everton Upper VIC 3678 (click here)

Beechworth Arts Council also acknowledges the generous sponsorship of Wilson Fabrics and Bruck Textiles in providing the fabric covers for the ART in Autumn display screens. We thank these business for their enthusiastic support and participation in the community arts.

Wilson Fabrics – Sisely Avenue, Wangaratta, Vic 3677

ART in Autumn

Exhibition venue, Beechworth Town Hall, 103 Ford Street – then and now

Beechworth Town Hall, c.1890, image source, Victorian Places (here)
Beechworth Town Hall today


Lovers of all things creative are invited to a lively panel discussion as a selection of exhibiting artists dissect their creative process.

WHEN: Saturday 06 May, 2.30 – 3.30pm
WHERE: Beechworth Town Hall, 103 Ford Street, Beechworth.

ENTRY: Gold coin donation

Beechworth Arts Council President, Darren John Pope will host this ART in Autumn exhibition Art Chat in an afternoon of candid, passionate and enlightened discourse. Attendees are invited to satisfy their curiosity of the art on show and ask questions of the artists present – no reasonable question is off limits. Free tea and cake round-off this essential Autumn art event. All welcome (bring a gold coin for entry).

Art Chat patrons – Spring Arts 2018, Beechworth Town Hall

Beechworth Arts Council Membership details (click here)