Sandie Kuehne and Mannum Dock Museum collaborate on exhibition

For the love of art: Local artist Sandie Kuehne proudly displaying her artwork at the Arnold Gallery in Mannum.

For the love of art: Local artist Sandie Kuehne proudly displaying her artwork at the Arnold Gallery in Mannum.

A local artist and the Mannum Dock Museum of River History have teamed up to create a comprehensive exhibition of the artists work in the Arnold Gallery.

Sandie Kuehne has lived in Mannum for 13 years and is an artist who is accomplished across a number of artistic mediums. With watercolour being her usual form of expression, Sandie's art also includes sculpting, silk painting, lino prints and leadlight glass.

Within her many creations Sandie has developed a love for still life and realistic styles but also dabbled with abstract work.

The new exhibition, titled Labour of Love, is a retrospective look at her life's work and is designed to take you on a journey of Sandie's creative process - beginning from research to preliminary sketches and the final product.

Sandie said she has been overwhelmed by the positive response she had received from those who have already visited the exhibition.

Despite Sandie's love for creating art, she acknowledges that it is becoming more difficult after having macular holes operated on in both eyes.

"I am seventy and I don't feel as if I can produce my art as fast as I once did," she said.

The Labour of Love exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to see Sandie's collection of artwork as a whole before she passes some of her work onto family members.

Entry into the Labour of Love exhibition is free and it will remain on display until the end of November. The Mannum Dock Museum is open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday and 10am - 4pm on weekends.