Views from Sutton Grange go on show

MORE than 100 drawings, sculptures and paintings featuring the majestic landscapes and imposing scenery of Sutton Grange will go on show as part of the region’s 170th anniversary celebrations.Sutton Grange Hall will host works from a number of local artists - and those from as far away as Phillip Island - starting June 27.The special showcase exhibition will help establish a collection of works detailing the scenery and history of the area.‘‘It’s one thing to document the history of our area in writing,’’ said amateur historian Noel Davis.‘‘But to have a visual representation of the area is important, so people can see how things change over time.’’ ’‘There aren’t a huge amount of works on the area and Sutton Grange is such a beautiful place - it needs to be documented.’’ So far, drawings, sculptures and paintings have been included in the show.Local artist Chris Moule, who has co-ordinated the exhibition, said art played an important part in the community’s 170-year celebrations.‘‘We’re trying to promote the area in terms of art.‘‘We have such beautiful scenery,’’ Moule said.‘‘Sometimes it’s only when people see pictures of their local area they realise how beautiful it is.’’ Moule has entered a pen and ink drawing of a bridge that has reappeared in the centre of Lake Eppalock after spending many years metres underwater.All works will be offered for sale over the weekend of Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, between 10 am and 4 pm.Contact 0402 238 870.