By WENDY HUNT

Mansfield Courier - - ALIVE -

MANS­FIELD may not have a des­ig­nated art gallery, but that does not mean that there is not the op­por­tu­nity to view a fine art col­lec­tion, thanks to the Ro­tary Club of Mans­field.

For over 30 years, the Ro­tary Club, in con­junc­tion with the Mans­field Dis­trict Hospi­tal Ladies Aux­il­iary, has or­gan­ised an art show and do­nated the mon­e­tary prize for the artist whose paint­ing is judged the best.

As the prize is ac­quis­i­tive, it means that the town has been gifted a sub­stan­tial art col­lec­tion, which in the last few years has found a per­ma­nent home in the build­ings of MACE (Mans­field Community Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre).

Tourists and lo­cals alike are wel­come to view the col­lec­tion which lines the

STUN­NING ART: Kylie Richards, MACE’s chief fi­nance and busi­ness man­ager, ad­mires the 2015 Ro­tary Art Prize win­ner, ‘A good morn­ing on the Bro­ken River’ by Ralph Bris­tow.

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