Art and craft show returns to Numurkah

March 08, 2017

Success: Cobram artist Pamela Mansfield won the Moira Arts and Culture Encouragement Award at last year's Rotary Club of Numurkah Art and Craft Exhibition for her piece 'Kelpie Day Off'.

The Rotary Club of Numurkah’s 37th Annual Art & Craft Exhibition this weekend has received excellent entries in the art, photographic and craft sections.

Entries have been received from local artists as well as artists throughout Victoria, South Australia, NSW and Queensland.

The show has raised more than $232000 for local charities, thanks to the generous support of exhibitors, sponsors and the community.

Regarded as one of the best art exhibitions in regional Victoria, this year’s event will live up to that reputation. It has 20 awards with prize money totalling $8500.

Australian watercolour artist and sought-after tutor Terry Jarvis will judge Best in Show and runner-up, and Best in Watercolour, Oil, Pastel and Regional Artist, and the Moira Shire Encouragement Award.

A further 10 awards are sponsored awards and are selected by the sponsor.

The novelty craft section this year is Carry Bags, with items made from new, found or recycled material.

The quilt entries will once again prove popular while Rotary is raffling a painting by Col Brown called Hanging Branches, which is valued at $390.

Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum will officially open the exhibition on Friday evening.

A feature of the opening night will be a wine and cheese tasting, courtesy of Monichino Wine and Locheilan Farm House Cheese.

Music will be provided by Kim Carter and Bernie Cook and St Mary of the Angels Secondary College students, followed by the winners’ announcement.

Patrons are invited to be a judge and cast their vote for the art or craftwork of their choice for the People’s Choice Award.

●The exhibition in the Numurkah Town Hall will be open for viewing on Friday, March 10 from 7pm to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12 from 10am to 6pm; and Monday, March 13 from 10am to 4pm.

Admission for the opening night is $8, which includes supper. Admission is $5 for the remainder of the days. Admission price includes a catalogue of the works on display.

Light refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

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