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Festival of Two Palettes Morpeth 20th & 21st March 2021

Festival of Two Palettes

Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green Street, Morpeth

Weekend 20th & 21st March, 2021

10am – 5pm. Free Entry.

Morpeth Gallery will host the annual Festival of Two Palettes over the third weekend in March. Thirteen artists will be in residence, most painting at their easels and more than happy to chat to you about all things art – projects they have for 2021, their new artworks on exhibition, or perhaps you would like to commission an artist to paint something special for you, whether it be Landscape, Marine Art, Wildlife or Still Life.

Ian Hansen has created a painting for Australia Post of a Naval shipwreck called Cerberus, located in Victoria. The postage stamp is being launched the day after the Festival of Two Palettes on 22nd March 2021, along with memorabilia including a postcard, first day cover & medallion. Have Ian sign a copy of Stamp Bulletin 370 when you visit & take a sneak peek at the new release stamp.

Marine artist Ian Hansen put a small ‘F’ in the lower left hand side of his paintings? His nick name in the Navy was "Fritz" and his first paintings were sold to the captain of his ship who later asked him to continue to put the F for Fritz into his painting, so he knew it was him. Ian is a Fellow of The Royal Art Society, a Fellow of The Australian Institute of History and Arts and a Fellow of The Australian Society of Marine Artists. His works hang in Government House Sydney, Sydney Stock Exchange, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Heritage Fleet, Royal Australian Navy, Naval Historical Society, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Lady Denman Museum, AMP building and many corporate and private collections throughout the World. For maritime art lovers, owning an Ian Hansen is a very sound investment.

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