Ann Morton exhibition captivates Cowra tourism centre visitors

Tourism officer Jenny Wright with some of the works in the Ann Morton exhibition at the Cowra Visitors' Centre.
Tourism officer Jenny Wright with some of the works in the Ann Morton exhibition at the Cowra Visitors' Centre.

Works by former Archibald finalist Ann Morton are currently on display at the Cowra Visitors' Centre.

An Archibald finalist and multi-award winner Ms Morton's exhibition includes a number of stunning still life paintings inspired by Cowra roses, many of which can be found at the Cowra Rose Garden opposite the Visitors Centre.

"It's an incredible honour to be able to display these works of art in our centre," said Cowra Tourism Manager Belinda Virgo.

"We've had so many visitors captivated by her work, and to be able to show our visitors the Cowra Rose Garden, where the inspiration for the still life paintings came from, is just fantastic.

"It's a testament to the incredible work done by the gardeners here, the garden is looking absolutely beautiful at the moment, as it does every year thanks to their care and attention to detail."

The exhibition will be further expanded as works from another local artist Glenn Morton, who is Ms Morton's brother, are added in the coming weeks.

Ann and Glenn are currently operating the Morton Gallery in Cowra which is open for viewings by appointment.

Ann took up art early, and has been obsessed with painting ever since.

After leaving school Ann travelled and painted in Asia and Europe soaking up the Art.

Ann has worked successfully as an artist ever since, with many solo and joint exhibitions.

She has had her work hung in The Archibald Portrait Prize; The Doug Moran Portrait Prize and the Portia Geach Portrait prize

The exhibition at the Cowra Visitor Information Centre runs until May 31.

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