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DO YOU have a men­tal ill­ness and live in the Wide Bay Re­gion, and would like to tell your story through art?

You are in­vited to sub­mit a can­vas art­work to Ex­press Your­self, a com­mu­nity art event cel­e­brat­ing Men­tal Health Week.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Bridges Men­tal Health Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Re­cov­ery Ser­vice on 4154 2300 or josem@bus.com.au.

Hurry, as the clos­ing date is Septem­ber 1.

This is a joint ven­ture with the an­nual Crush Fes­ti­val, a cel­e­bra­tion of re­gional arts in our com­mu­nity.

ARTISTS Gwen, Jean and Mau­reen, mem­bers of the Gin Gin District Fine Art So­ci­ety, are having a com­bined ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled The Happy Trio, and will cel­e­brate with an open­ing on Satur­day, Septem­ber 6, at 2pm at the Gin Gin Court­house Gallery.

All art lovers are in­vited to at­tend and sup­port th­ese ladies.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the gallery on 4157 2514 or court­house7@big­pond.com.

Up­com­ing work­shops in Gin Gin: Oil paint­ing work­shops. Run by Dale Leard, who will be tu­tor­ing in the art of us­ing a pal­ette knife. Th­ese work­shops will be held at the God­frey Wil­ton Hall on Satur­day and Sun­day.

Tra­di­tional paint­ing with acrylics, with Gary Wood­field, on Satur­day, Septem­ber 20.

Sue Robin­son is tu­tor­ing in char­coal and pas­tel on Sun­day, Septem­ber 21.

To book and make any in­quiries re­gard­ing the work­shops, phone Gwen on 0402 573 356.

THE Gin Gin Art Group holds so­cial art days on the first and third Wed­nes­days of each month at the Gin Gin Court­house Gallery from 9.30am–1pm.

All are wel­come to come and share their cre­ative ideas. Con­tact the gallery on 4157 2154.

THE Fire­house Pot­ters are hold­ing a soup night on Satur­day. The pot­ters have been busy cre­at­ing soup bowls for this event.

There will be a va­ri­ety of de­li­cious soups avail­able to tempt your taste­buds.

Your en­try fee will also in­clude a beau­ti­fully hand­crafted soup bowl.

If you re­quire any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please phone Cate on 0400 708 311.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HAPPY TRIO: Artists Gwen, Jean and Mau­reen, mem­bers of the Gin Gin District Fine Art So­ci­ety, will hold a com­bined ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled The Happy Trio next month.

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