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Week Of Visual Art Begins Friday


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Week Of Visual Art Begins Friday

The Wearable Creationz season of artistic events begins on Friday with the VIP opening of the biggest Art exhibition the region has ever seen. The opening event will give keen art lovers the opportunity to purchase some of the 250 works before the exhibition opens to the public on Saturday. Collectors have already shown a keen interest in the variety and quality of the work, which has recently been announced and includes local and nationally recognised artists such as Michael Smither and Brad Novak, also many up and coming artists. Tickets to the opening are available at the door at the Energy Event Centre from 7pm on Friday 12th for a $20 charitable donation. Guests will be entertained by local artists Keith Garratt and friends, while enjoying drinks and canapés, and will have the opportunity to purchase the art and bid on art and other packages during a charitable auction being held.

Trustee Mijo Katavic says there is art to suit every taste and budget. “Art works range from $100 to $17000, and are in a variety of styles, media, and include both two and three dimensional works.

To complement and introduce the season of Wearable Creationz events on the 18th, 19th and 20th, the exhibition will remain open through to Sunday the 21st. The public will be offered a unique opportunity to see artists at work and talk to them about their art, during daily sessions from 11am to 2pm. The artists ‘in residence’ are as follows

Monday Miriam Ruberl

Tuesday Paul Braxton

Wednesday Mary Hodge

Thursday Vivian Keenan

Friday Don Hunt

The exhibition offers a fantastic viewing experience, while also providing a fresh, alternative way to enjoy art, by meeting artists at work during scheduled daily displays.


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