New talent emerges
VIBRANT colours and new artistic talent were not the only revelations at Gayndah Art Gallery’s fundraiser on Friday night.
Art Attack paired 13 North Burnett business people and community representatives with a mentor artist to produce an artwork for auction, with this year’s event raising $5247.50.
Councillor Joanne Dowling’s vibrant pastel of clouds rolling in, with a windmill and 1DY-branded steer standing sentinel in a paddock, was bought for $760.
“1DY is my dad’s brand – the oldest Ideraway brand,” Cr Dowling said.
“I love windmills and my dad loves windmills. I hope my husband will buy it back for my dad.”
The artwork will reach its intended recipient, after Cr Dowling’s husband Phil made a successful $760 bid.
But the artwork, signed with Cr Dowling’s nickname Fippy, first attracted active bidding from Arthur Marshall.
Mr Marshall went on to purchase “Glorious Cock” by Shane Gannon and win the night’s raffle of a Rhanni McCosker painting, which he gifted to Zonhoven visitor Merel Umans.
Greg Parr of Sweeties’ Citrus said while he had never painted before, he may get his artistic genes from his maternal grandmother, who is a painter and in her nineties.
His acrylic painting of a fish was inspired by his annual fishing trip to Swain Reefs, off Gladstone.
“Caught” became a hot catch after aggressive bidding raised citrus agents Favco’s final and successful bid to $1000.
AUCTIONEER: Brent Chambers.
CRAFTY: Danielle Polzin created a mosaic cow in a coffee table for the 2015 Gayndah Art Attack.
FOR DAD: Cr Joanne Dowling (left) with artist mentor Sue Capewell.