Cre­ative ven­ture

Busi­ness own­ers men­tored to pro­duce auc­tion pieces

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

ART­WORKS by 13 Gayn­dah busi­ness peo­ple will be auc­tioned off at Fri­day night’s Art Attack.

A lo­cal artist men­tors each nom­i­nated per­son to pro­duce an art­work for the Gayn­dah Art Gallery’s fundraiser.

Guardian Phar­macy owner Gra­ham Rowles said he ap­pre­ci­ated the skill and ex­pe­ri­ence of his men­tor, Rob Miller.

“We sat down and we chose some­thing suit­able for my art level,” Mr Rowles said.

“My skill level was one step above paint-by-num­bers.

“I like the aquatic theme, but Rob guided me else­where.”

De­scrib­ing Mr Miller as a “sen­sa­tional men­tor”, Mr Rowles said he learnt how to first sketch his paint­ing of a frog hang­ing off a lily-pad, and then to choose and ap­ply paint be­cause colour-blind­ness was an added chal­lenge.

Mr Rowles said Fri­day night’s auc­tion was a fun way to in­volve the com­mu­nity and sup­port the Gayn­dah Art Gallery.

The first Art Attack, held in 2012, raised $6000. Funds from this event will go to­wards art gallery projects such as fram­ing art­works gifted to Gayn­dah by sis­ter city Zon­hoven in Bel­gium.

At this year’s launch, 2012 par­tic­i­pant An­nema­ree McGil­very said that with lo­cal men­tors, no­body was daunted.

Gayn­dah Art Gallery hosts Art Attack from 7pm on Fri­day, with free en­try, and drinks avail­able at the bar.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

UNDERHAMMER: Wendy Lutvey (left) speaks about her beach scene at Gayn­dah Art Gallery’s 2013 Art Attack auc­tion.

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