Changing moods

What do a printmaker from Woodend, a photographer from Newham and an artist from Sydney have in common?

A love of rocks!

Bruce Hedge and Robyn Leeder admire a couple of each other's works.

Bruce Hedge and Robyn Leeder admire a couple of each other's works.

The works of Robyn Leeder, Bruce Hedge and Chrissie Lloyd are combined in Geomorphic Moods of the Macedon and Cobaw Ranges - an exhibition of paintings, prints and photography which will open your eyes to the wonder, beauty and changing moods of the Macedon and Cobaw Ranges.

Chrissie Lloyd is a successful Sydney based artist who is captivated by the bones of landscape - the rocks that hold and shape our world.

Bruce Hedge is well known for his stunning images of Hanging Rock, the surrounding landscapes and their community.

With a background in architectural design, Robyn Leeder's art career began with watercolour and pastel but in recent years her focus has moved to printmaking.

Robyn and her husband Michael moved to Woodend about four years ago and drove through Pyalong one day and knew immediately that their friend Chrissie would love it.

"I emailed her and said 'you've got come down here and stay, we've got some amazing rocks down here!'," Robyn told the Express.

"She came down two years ago and we started driving around, particularly the Pyalong area, and then of course Hanging Rock, Mount Macedon ... and somewhere in amongst all that she said 'we should do an exhibition'."

After Robyn and Chrissie had progressed their works a fair way, Robyn then decided a third element was needed.

"Then I thought of Bruce!" she said.

"We're really trying to open people's eyes to the amazing landscape that we live in.

"Because we've come into it fresh, perhaps we see things that people just take for granted a little bit."

Expect the unexpected in this exhibition - view Hanging Rock from above, which looks "remarkably like Yin and Yang", Bruce says, and astronomical surprises over the landscape as well.

The exhibition will be opened this coming Saturday at 2pm by filmmaker and adventurer, Michael Dillon AM (Robyn's husband and St Mary's parishioner) at the Norma Richardson Hall in Woodend. To attend this event, contact roybnleedersart@gmail.com

Other times to seen the exhibition are Saturday from 10.30am-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am-4pm. It will be open until December 10.

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