51st art show ‘something special’

CALLING all artists. 

Entries for the Currabubula Red Cross Art Show will soon close, so you’d best get those brushes moving.

Now in its 51st year, the exhibition at the Currabubula Memorial Hall to be held on the Mother’s Day weekend, officially opens on Thursday, May 8, which just happens to be World Red Cross Day.

Branch president John Davis said it would be a treble celebration this time around, being the 51st year of the Currabubula art exhibition, the 71st year of the Currabubula Red Cross branch and the centenary of Australian Red Cross.

“We have lots to celebrate this year and plans are afoot to make this event something extra special,” Mr Davis said.

“Entries are coming in quite well at present, as we tend to attract artists from right around Australia.

“Last year we had paintings submitted from Bendigo in Victoria, right up as far as Surat in Queensland, then from Brisbane down the east coast to Sydney and south of Sydney and way out west.

“Everybody knows about the Currabubula Red Cross Art Show.”

With entries closing on April 16, it’s advisable to visit the website www.countryconnect.com.au/curraart and download an entry form or write to treasurer Marion Cox at PO Box 1330, Tamworth 2340 to have one mailed to you.

Opening night is a grand occasion and anyone is welcome to attend to hear the announcement of winners in each category and meet and mingle with the artists while enjoying finger food and refreshments.

There’s something for the whole family to enjoy at the exhibition, with hand-made silver jewellery and treasures, as well as the works of art from all around the country.

A history/cookbook with details of the branch’s history will also be on sale at the art show. 

All funds raised through the exhibition are donated to the Australian Red Cross.

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