Art show looming

August 04, 2017

Entries from last year's Rotary Club of Nathalia Art Show.

A piece of artwork from last year's show.

The annual Rotary Club of Nathalia Art Show will return for a sixth consecutive year with a wide variety of art for people to feast their eyes on.

Rotary Club of Nathalia art show committee chair Eve Attwood said the exhibition would be officially opened by Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleveland on Friday, August 11.

‘‘Last year we introduced having art judged and this proved very popular with all the artists,’’ Ms Attwood said.

‘‘We will continue with an appraisal of all the art entered and the judge will announce winners and make her comments, too, on Friday night.’’

McAdam Aged Care Art Recreation Therapy founder Julie Gross McAdam will be the show’s judge.

Ms Attwood said entries for the show came from near and far, including Queensland.

‘‘We receive paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures mostly,’’ she said.

‘‘This year we will also have an exhibition of ceramics.’’

The art show is always a popular event, and Ms Attwood said each year they usually averaged 275 art pieces.

This year Cobram artist Melida Lempio and Picola artist and sculptor Anne E Timm will be at the exhibition on Sunday.

Anne E Timm will be working on sculptures from about 1pm until the close of the day.

For those who love the chance to win prizes, there will be a raffle across the weekend, and there will also be a People’s Choice Award for the most popular piece of art.

Art will be available to purchase.

There will be light refreshments available from the canteen, which will be run by the CWA Nightwatch group.

All profits raised from the show go to Rotary projects and this year the committee has created a fundraising theme focused on supporting local families through medical hardship.

■The annual Rotary Club of Nathalia Art Show will be held from Friday, August 11, to Sunday, August 13, at the Nathalia Sports and Community Centre, Robertson St, Nathalia.

On Friday doors will open at 6.30pm and tickets will be $10 per adult, which will include nibbles and hot drinks and a lucky door prize ticket.

On Saturday and Sunday the exhibition will be open between 10am and 4pm and entry will cost $5 per adult.

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