ARTIST Joseph Rayner will display 35 works at the first exhibition for the year at St Nicholas Church, Mordialloc, 3-11 February. An opening celebration will be held 6.30pm, Saturday 3 February.
The Mentone resident said his “conceptual” works were “all different”.
“I do what I like to get my ideas across,” he said.
“I’ve done a few religious ones and I want to see their impact on the visitors and see how they react to them.
“That will allow me to have a think about selling them.”
Mr Rayner said he had exhibited previously to members of the Mordialloc Mentone Art Group and liked their reaction.
St Nicholas’ gallery space is named St Columba Gallery in honour of St Nicholas’s sister church, in Edithvale, which was deconsecrated and sold in 2007. This paved the way for the combined parish to redevelop as one in Mordialloc.
The gallery space is in what was the old sanctuary with red brick and stained glass interspersed with white walls. Track lighting highlights exhibits and displays which many find reflective and inspiring.