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TOWNSVILLE has turned on blue skies as artists from around Australia and the world have converged on The Strand for this year’s Strand Ephemera.
About 140,000 people are expected to visit the Strand over the next 10 days to see the art.
The artists have created an exciting feast for the eyes and imagination, with 25 artists vying for the $ 10,000 Award for Artistic Excellence while another six artists have been commissioned to show their work at the artist’s festival.
Children can also find Franklin the crab at 10 locations along The Strand. Townsville artist and teacher Fiona Quin has her talking story chairs on The Strand and said the calibre of the art was high this year.
“There’s some amazing things, I am blown away by some of the art down here on The Strand,” she said.
“I love the night and day aspect of the work, by night there is a lot of artwork that lights up and there is plenty to see during the day, too.
“I just love that there is that visual art at night and by day.”
Strand Ephemera starts weekend. this TOWNSVILLE EYE
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Giant Pacific Octopus