The gallery interior
This beautiful space, (the original church building) lends itself, spatially and acoustically, to artistic performance.
Thus began the dream to offer the community of Oakleigh, and its surrounding district, a venue where artistic endeavours could be presented, be they visual or audio. In the time since this space was restored and opened as a Gallery (2007), we have had:
- Two ‘one man shows’ of paintings, mixed media pieces, as well as drawings.
- One Easter show of 16 paintings - ‘stations of the cross’ entitled “In the footsteps of Jesus’, with poems and stories for reflection and meditation.
- Numerous classical piano concerts. The first was held in 2007 and offered the music of composers up to 1858, the year Liddiard Gallery was built and formed part of the 150 year celebrations. Further concerts have been held each year since, offering the music of a variety of composers and celebrating historic events.
The second concert was dedicated to raising money for one of our parishioners, James Pike, three years old, who has severe cerebral palsy, and who was in need of much equipment to assist him in living anything like a normal life.
As Liddard Gallery is an arm of Oakleigh Anglican Church, exhibitions and performances are selected on the basis of the quality of the work, as well as their sensitivity towards Christian values and ethics.
Interested in having an exhibition or a performance? Contact us.
As well as the Gallery being a place for artistic endeavour, it also offers a beautiful space for small but formal gatherings such as Wedding Receptions and other special occasions.
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