Artworks which touch on the themes of survival, love and strength form part of the 'Banners of Hope' exhibition on at Echuca's Alton Gallery.KATHLEEN TONINI January 10, 2013 4:32am
One of the artists, Valerie Hill, at the Banners Of Hope exhibition on at Echuca's Alton Gallery at the moment.
The ‘Banners of Hope’ art exhibition speaks of love, courage and, of course, hope for breast cancer patients and survivors.
A collection of patchwork, paintings and other creations, the exhibition is a splash of pink on the white walls of Echuca’s Alton Gallery.
Patchworker and artist Val Hill showed the Riv the painting and patchworks which she lovingly created and drew attention to some of the most striking works by other artists.
The works touch on the themes of survival, love and strength.
Mrs Hill has been a patchworker for 25 years and said it was a precise art form.
She said each year the owner of the patchwork shop Quilting Patch in Rochester set a challenge to district patch-workers.
Last year it was to create a bag from three pieces of a bra, this year it was to create banners of hope.
‘‘It was a very pink challenge (this year),’’ Mrs Hill said.
‘‘We would like people to come and have a look and support us.’’
Echuca-Moama Artist’s president Joan Loftus said the exhibition had recently been on display in the Rochester patchwork shop and had raised $800 for breast cancer research from a minimal entry fee.
She hoped it would reach a wider audience from the Echuca Gallery and also raise more money.
‘‘It’s very moving when you walk around and read them,’’ Mrs Loftus said.
Two of the exhibition’s contributors will be available at the exhibition to talk about their works with visitors when it is open.
All entry proceeds and other hand-made craft sales will go towards breast cancer research.
The exhibition starts this weekend and runs until next weekend, open from 10am to 2pm.
Entry is $2.
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