A touch of class to kick off festival
THE Gayndah Art Gallery will host the official opening to the Heartland Festival this Friday night with an exhibition of art at their wine and cheese night.
Gallery director Wendy Kirk said people could look forward to a classy night of art, wine and cheese.
“It will be a great night with a good display of quality art and artists vying for the $1000 prize,” Mrs Kirk said.
“The open class is for $1000 and we have 81 entries across our five mediums.”
Mrs Kirk said the gallery endeavoured to add new classes each year with miniatures and still life this year.
“We wanted to go beyond the regular classes of water colour and so forth,” Mrs Kirk said.
“We are working in conjunction with the Heartland Festival and are sourcing local produce for our catering of the event.”
The Heartland Festival falls at the same time as the 2016 Art Competition and Mrs Kirk said it was a good thing for all.
“As part of this festival it has really highlighted our competition and now with the opening event we are a bonus for each other,” Mrs Kirk said.
“We will get a good crowd and they will get a good event to begin the festival.”
The wine and cheese night begins at 7pm on Friday, July 8 with tickets available at the door for $15.
“We will also have a people’s choice so that those in attendance can vote on their favourite piece too,” Mrs Kirk said.