Artist Harrie Fasher proves an inspirational speaker

SMILE: An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed Oberon Arts Council's A Night With Harrie at the Long Arm Farm recently, gaining an insight into the artist's inspiration.
SMILE: An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed Oberon Arts Council's A Night With Harrie at the Long Arm Farm recently, gaining an insight into the artist's inspiration.

Oberon Arts Council hosted A Night with Harrie recently, which was followed by a tasting extravaganza featuring fresh food from the local region.

Those lucky enough to secure a ticket to the evening were thoroughly entertained by the delightful and very talented Harrie at Long Arm Farm.

The audience was spellbound as Oberon’s sculpture artist gave everyone a wonderful insight into the inspiration and making of her latest and biggest work, The Last Charge, which depicts the charge of the Light Horse Brigade at the battle of Beersheba on October 31, 1917. 

Harrie’s work is on exhibition at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery until April 2 and is a “must see”, along with the accompanying video in the adjoining room.

The scale of this work is awe-inspiring.

Harrie also spoke about the importance of art and community.

As Oberon continues to evolve and change, it is artists such as Harrie who continue to put Oberon on the map with their vision and commitment to produce such outstanding artworks.

At the conclusion of Harrie’s presentation, Kim Arnott from Long Arm Farm delighted guests with wonderful tasting platters, delicious sweet treats and coffee.

Thanks are extended to Kim and Joel Arnott, as well as Anne West, for all their hard work to make this night an outstanding success.

Thanks also to Twisted Willow Black Springs for cucumbers; Second Mouse Orange for cheese;  Alstonefield Farm Edith for salad and vegetables; Kemaloo for vegetables and goat’s cheese; and Long Arm Farm for the prosciutto, smoked scotch fillet plus pea and ham soup.

Guests were still tasting, chatting and enjoying the evening at 10pm.

Oberon Arts Council will hold nights such as this with different artists every couple of months as well as regular art workshops.

The first workshop, pottery with Victoria Theyers, booked out very quickly.

We were delighted to hear that Harrie Fasher has been awarded the $50,000 Rio Tinto award for her sculpture at Cottesloe Sculpture by the Sea, 2018 for her Transition (2016), which depicts a horse rising out of the sand.

The exhibition at Cottesloe will continue until March 19.