New tal­ent emerges

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way

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.




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