Drawn to a good cause

Fremantle Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Leah Roberts

ARMY Art is art­work in­tended to make a dif­fer­ence.

The ex­hi­bi­tion, which has been rais­ing money for dif­fer­ent char­i­ties for the past 45 years, is on again, this year sup­port­ing Tiny Sparks WA and Work­ing Spirit. North Fre­man­tle res­i­dent and artist Francesca Gnagnarella said it was her first time ex­hibit­ing for Army Art and she was thrilled by the choice of char­ity.

“I am per­son­ally touched by Tiny Sparks as the founder of the char­ity is a fam­ily mem­ber,” she said.

“I vis­ited the ex­hi­bi­tion last year and I have loved be­ing in­volved for such a great cause.”

The theme of the ex­hi­bi­tion is ‘tran­si­tion­ing’, as both char­i­ties help fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als tran­si­tion into a new life.

Mrs Gnagnarella said the theme in­spired her.

“It res­onated with me as I tran­si­tioned from be­ing an Ital­ian artist, mov­ing to WA and start­ing to de­velop my cur­rent style,” she said.

“I hope to evoke a sense of place and for peo­ple to be in­spired when they look at my art­work.”

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Joanne Ge­orge said she be­gan paint­ing when her kids moved out of home.

“I ex­hib­ited with Army Art a cou­ple of years ago but now I am in­volved in the com­mit­tee,” she said.

“We are aim­ing to have 400 to 500 pieces of art­work to raise as much as pos­si­ble for the char­i­ties. We just want to put the word out.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485488

Army Art com­mit­tee mem­ber Joanne Ge­orge hopes the ex­hi­bi­tion will raise as much as pos­si­ble for Tiny Sparks WA and Work­ing Spirit.

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