Geelong Illustrators letting art speak for itself

Geelong Illustrators' Whodunit exhibition. (Supplied) 261807_01

Geelong Illustrators is doing something a little bit different for its new group exhibition this week, with the artists’ identities kept secret.

The gallery’s Whodunit exhibition runs until January 7 and brings together a mix of well-known and emerging artist from the region to showcase their works anonymously.

Geelong Illustrators manager Clare Holder said the exhibition would ensure the art was the focus.

“It’s a really fun concept that will make people focus on the artworks rather than the reputation of the artist,” she said.

At Geelong Illustrators we are all about celebrating art without the pretentiousness that can be prevalent in the art industry.

“Our group exhibitions really highlight the diversity of artistic styles and creativity that Geelong artists have to offer.”

Artists were invited to create open themed artworks with any medium they wanted, with the only parameters being they were created on a 10×12 inch canvas and they were priced at $250.

The artist of each piece will only be revealed after the artwork has been sold.

Holder said visitors to the gallery can vote for their favourite artwork for the people’s choice award, and go into the running to win a voucher to spend at the gallery.

The gallery will host the exhibition’s official opening from 5.30pm on Saturday.

The Geelong Illustrators Studio Gallery is at 105 Moorabool Street.