M V Tronson, whose art raises funding for Well-Being Australia's Country Town Tour ministry, paints under his historic French family name, 'Tronson du Coudray' and his art agent Helen Loveridge added after a hyphen 'the missionary painter'.
The Horizon's Gallery is well established to provide local Tweed artists a place to show their artistic endeavours. The space consists of a 30 metre wall down a long wide hallway with four large conference rooms opening opposite this wall.
These highly prized and upbeat conference rooms are consistently in use, day and night, and there is no better art showing gallery than this space in Tweed Heads.
The South Tweed Sports Club (Bowling Club) has a flow of people visiting for small meetings over coffee in the Bistro along with a large restaurant which serves lunches and dinners.
There are numerous people who therefore view the art, although many just pass by it, and many of the Club patrons are elderly, nonetheless, it is a wonderful art space and Well-Being Australia has held two previous exhibitions there, the last one three years ago.
The next scheduled showing at Horizons has been booked in for 2011, such is the demand for this space. It therefore it came as a wonderful honour and surprise when Ken Walding asked M V Tronson to fill-in during May.
It so happens that in May, his local church, the Banora Point Baptist, is having three Morling Theological College students from Sydney for a week of deputation. The last Morling College deputation visit was three years ago when M V Tronson's art was displayed in the Horizon's Gallery.
In that week M V Tronson had opportunity to illustrate the Art Ministry to the students, and this will again apply with this new group visiting 10-16 May.
Tronson du Coudray – the missionary painter – has produced a number of new works since his previous exhibition five weeks ago.
The Art Ministry functions in a three fold way: it serves as a fund raiser; it has a youth art ministry; and the art is utilised in Well-Being Australia's Respite Ministry to Australian Institute of Sport athletes in that art can help convey a message.
Well-Being Australia – Art Ministry – fund raiser
Exhibition of Tronson du Coudray
South Tweed Sports Club
Tweed Heads South