One of the sculptured pieces in the new exhibition at Korumburra’s Federation Art Gallery, the fish by Bob Hickman. m292117

YOU might not have attended the exclusive wine and canapes launch of the Korumburra Winter Art Trail exhibition, at the Federation Art Gallery last Friday night.
But you may have already introduced yourself to some of the art in the exhibition, quite by accident.
As a way of enlivening Korumburra’s main street and also our perception of winter, the Korumburra Artists Group and the Korumburra Rotary Club have put on an exhibition, as part of the Creative Gippsland ‘Come and Play, All of May’ initiative.
It runs through from May 13 to June 10 and you can see from the maps in the windows of participating shops where to go on the trail.
And you can see it now, in once-vacant shop windows, in the Community Gallery at Coal Creek and also in the Federation Gallery on the corner of King and Commercial streets where you’ll get a double treat.
Here you’ll find the thought-provoking work of seven local sculptors including Bob Hickman, Les Guilfoyle, Laurie Collins, David Enbom, Jess McLennan and Mark Olsen with renowned local potter, Robert Barron contributing some of his larger ceramic urns as crossover sculptural pieces.
One of the artists, a former Korumburra builder, David Enbom revealed that he got into wood sculpture quite by accident when his son asked him to make a totem pole, like one he’d seen in a surf shop somewhere.
“I said take a photo of it and I’ll have a go at making you one.”
Hundreds of sold sculptures later, he’s still making them. At the Federation Gallery, you’ll also be able to see the local Rotary Club’s exquisite collection of paintings.
The exhibition was launched by Mr Enbom and Korumburra Rotary’s Mark Holmes.