Local artist’s “last hurrah” exhibition goes on show

After more than 60 years of creating award-winning art, local artist John Moirʼs final major exhibition is now on display at the Goldfields Visitor Information Centre.

Local artist John Moir has been creating art for more than 60 years and is celebrating his award-winning works this month, with his final major exhibition currently on show.

Winning his first artwork competition during his teenage years, Mr Moir has drawn, sketched, sculpted and painted his way through life, and is never without a pencil, brush or ink handy.

“I started winning competitions at the age of 13 and I’ve been painting, drawing and changing art forms since then,” he said.

“I was mainly into pencil, ink and pastel in those days. I hadn’t started in oils by that stage but my art tended to become more impressionistic over time.”

Currently living in Dunolly, Mr Moir said the majority of his exhibition is made up of works which have been inspired by the region’s landscapes, with a few surprises mixed in.

“The exhibition mostly contains works I’ve done locally, interspersed with some other works, it varies a lot,” he said.

Mr Moir’s exhibition is currently on display at the Goldfields Visitor Information Centre until Sunday, October 27.

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