THANKS to Bass Coast Shire funding, Phillip Island Contemporary Exhibition Space Inc (PICES) will present its third series of unique weekly exhibitions over four weeks in January.

PICES recently received $5000 as part of council’s 2021 Community Grants program, which covers the costs for a curator and the venue.

The popular event will again be held in Garden Room 3, Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre (PICAL), 56-58 Church Street in Cowes from Wednesday, January 5, through to Monday, January 31, 2022.

The exhibition will be open 10am to 4pm daily and closed Tuesdays.

A wonderful selection of artists from Phillip Island, Bass Coast and beyond will feature in an exciting program which includes pottery, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, textiles, woodturning, scratchboard, glass, encaustic and digital works.

PICES continues to work for a permanent purpose-built exhibition space on Phillip Island and aims to support artists and bring quality, contemporary art to the community.

The inclusion of an art gallery in the proposed new Cowes Community Cultural Centre is encouraging and exciting, the group said.

PICES is extremely grateful for ongoing support from Bass Coast Shire Council.