St Bernard’s grand art show set to go
IT has been a busy week for organisers of the St Bernard’s Primary School Art Show which opens in the school hall tonight.
Entries have all arrived and volunteers have been busy hanging the artworks in time for judging which took place yesterday, while also creating a captivating display for visitors to the show this weekend.
Coordinators Carly Sanders and Linda D’Agostino said they were delighted by the response received from local artists, with this year’s show promising to be interesting and also quite spectacular.
“It’s a very diverse collection and it looks wonderful,” said Carly.
“There are oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, pastels, watercolours, linocuts and lithographs, and the standard is extremely high.
“We had a really good response from local artists and our gallery section, where artists’ works have been grouped together for sale, looks great.”
While there are 120 works being judged, there are another 60 pieces in the gallery section which will be available for sale giving visitors the chance to own an original work of art by a local artist.
Judge Janet Leith will announce the prize winners at the opening tonight, in categories including best Oil/Acrylic, Other Medium and best Small Painting, along with the $1000 grand prize.
There will also be a Viewers’ Choice decided by all those who visit the exhibition over the weekend.
The opening of the St Ber- nard’s Primary School seventh annual art exhibition and sale will be held tonight at 7pm and tickets are $20 which includes a glass of wine and light supper, available from the school office or at the door.
The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 3pm at the school in Williams Road, entry is by gold coin donation and funds raised will go towards projects supporting students.
CREATIVE DISPLAY: Carly Sanders and Linda D’Agostino unveil the wide variety of entries in this year’s St Bernard’s Primary School art exhibition and sale. PHOTO: Mel Guy
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