Fashions on the field

Campaspe News - - NEWS - By THOMAS HINSS

AGRI­CUL­TURAL art will be on dis­play at the El­more Field Days from Oc­to­ber 3 to 5, as part of the an­nual Ag Art Show.

Its re­hearsal day was held on Septem­ber 25 for the pieces to be worn dur­ing the field days to get a fi­nal test run be­fore hit­ting the cat­walk for the show this week.

The de­signs on dis­play are set to wow the crowds, with pieces of all shapes and sizes made by creators from around Aus­tralia and across the Tasman Sea.

“It’s shap­ing up to be a big show this year with every site in the cen­tre full of ex­hibitors, so we’ll be hop­ing to see the stands for our show packed to the rafters as well,” chair­per­son for gen­eral in­ter­est and the Ag Art Show Lor­raine Trewick said.

“If the weather can hold up well we hope to see those ex­pec­ta­tions met, es­pe­cially as the field days hap­pen dur­ing the school hol­i­days.”

Now into its 17th year, the event’s ori­gins can be traced back to a con­fer­ence Lor­raine at­tended, which gave her the spark to cre­ate the show for the field days.

“I at­tended the con­fer­ence in 2000 and brought back what I saw to the com­mit­tee as an idea to run the show dur­ing the field days,” Lor­raine said.

“It was given the green light and first ran that year; from there it’s gone from strength to strength.”

“It’s been a suc­cess over the years and a great draw­card for women to at­tend the field days, with the softer fem­i­nine touch it brings along­side the more tradi- tional agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery and equip­ment.”

The prizes supplied by lo­cal busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions in the El­more re­gion are worth a to­tal of $7,000, which in­cludes travel vouch­ers for through­out Aus­tralia.

“We are look­ing for­ward to see­ing peo­ple come along to the show to see all the dif­fer­ent de­signs and ma­te­ri­als we will have be­ing worn by the El­more and Rochester-based mod­els walk­ing the cat­walk.”

Ally Ro­saia, Molly Tay­lor and Grace Bubb show off some of this year’s de­signs.

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