DAB art sale

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

DOU­GLAS Arts Base is mak­ing the most of Car­ni­vale crowds and is hold­ing an art sale in Port Dou­glas.

While DAB’san­nual art sale hap­pens in Septem­ber, this year they have de­cided to hold a sec­ond sale for two days on May 22 and 23.

On sale will be pieces of art of all shapes, sizes and styles, in­clud­ing paint­ings, pot­tery, sculp­tures, ce­ram­ics and mo­saics.

DAB mem­ber­ship man­ager Inger Rower said they are en­cour­ag­ing both tourists and lo­cals to come along and look at what is on dis­play, chat with DAB mem­bers and pur­chase a piece of lo­cally pro­duced art.

‘‘Many of DAB’s mem­bers have been pro­duc­ing art for many years now, I per­son­ally love paint­ing but I also do some draw­ing, pot­tery and ce­ram­ics and re­cently had a sniff at print­mak­ing,’’ Ms Rowe said.

‘‘We just seem to cre­ate a lot, and it is get­ting harder to find wall and sur­face space at home for it any longer.

‘‘And it is such a buzz when some­one buys a piece of art off a DAB mem­ber, just know­ing that your piece of cre­ation has found a place in some­one else’s home is ex­cit­ing.’’

With over 100 DAB mem­bers, there is a lot of art on dis­play at the sale, which is be­ing held in the Port Dou­glas CWA Hall from 9.30am-5pm on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day May 22 and 23.

DAB mem­bers will also be there to dis­cuss cour­ses on of­fer and be­com­ing a mem­ber, for more in­for­ma­tion visit www.dab­moss­man.com

Pic­ture: NEIL WEAVERS

MEET THE ARTISTS: Sam ’Moo’ Matthews with some of the Mo­saic pieces on sale

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