Fashions on the field
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.