This week’s guest speaker at Geraldton Regional Library’s oral history morning has his own unique view of some of our more recent history.
Michael Vandeleur, a realist impressionist artist, is currently taking part in the Artist in Residence program at Central Greenough, a partnership between the City of Greater Geraldton and the National Trust.
His artistic talent was recognised early in his life and MrVandeleur actually had his start as a cartoonist for The Geraldton Guardian. Moving on to college, he embarked on a painting career in 1982, establishing his first ‘Tralee on Sea Studio Gallery’ at Bluff Point.
He captured many local heritage buildings in a series of sketches in the early 2000s, before relocating to Fremantle where he opened his second gallery.
Later moving further south to Safety Bay and his third gallery (all have been called Tralee on Sea Studio Gallery), he has worked with watercolours, oils and acrylics.
Mr Vandeleur’s speech, which will will feature a snapshot of recorded oral histories of buildings in Geraldton, will be at Geraldton Regional Library from 10-11.30am this Wednesday (August 21), with morning tea provided by the library.