Art fair hailed a suc­cess

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Or­gan­is­ers of the 41st Terry White Chem­mart Wim­mera Art Fair have hailed the week­end’s event a re­sound­ing suc­cess.

Ro­tary Club of Hor­sham East hosts the long-run­ning three-day event, which this year fea­tured an art deco theme.

Ro­tar­ian and art fair com­mit­tee mem­ber Chris O’con­nor said num­bers were up on pre­vi­ous years.

“There were a lot of peo­ple in town and the feed­back from artists and pa­trons was very pos­i­tive,” he said.

This year’s event ran in con­junc­tion with Hor­sham’s Art is... fes­ti­val for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year. “A dis­play of dresses from the Art is… fes­ti­val was also pop­u­lar. Mod­els pa­raded through­out the hall in colour­ful dresses,” Mr O’con­nor said.

“Hor­sham Col­lege art stu­dents dis­played for the first time and the kids did re­ally well. They re­ally en­joyed the fair and took self­ies with their works.”

The club raised $8000 to buy an on­col­ogy chair for the Wim­mera Can­cer Cen­tre.

“The club has a long his­tory of pro­vid­ing phys­i­cal and fi­nan­cial sup­port to Hor­sham’s ma­jor projects that im­prove the life­style of our com­mu­nity,” Mr O’con­nor said.

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