A work by home-town artist Sonya Else shared the people’s choice best artwork at the Rochester Art Exhibition last week.ELAINE COONEY May 6, 2014 3:20am
Rochester artist Sonya Else was joint winner of the people’s choice best artwork at the Rochester Art Exhibition last week.
She was selected by the attendees who voted on their favourite piece of art.
‘‘I was thrilled, honoured and blown away (by the win),’’ Mrs Else said.
Her piece Perfect Picture is a memory of her experience in Tamborine Mountain in Queensland’s Gold Coast hinterland.
She used fabric paint, wool, cotton fabric and a recycled material called Tyvek which she heat-treated to create mountains and boulders.
‘‘I really wanted to add depth to it,’’ she said.
The project took 12 months to complete.
Mrs Else has been working on art quilts for the past 10 years and enjoys working with new materials.
She also worked on a 2m lotus pond which was a major attraction at the exhibition.
Gisborne artist Helen Cottle was the other winner.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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