Tatura Rotary Community Art Show organisers have recorded another bumper weekend as hundreds of art lovers attended the eighth annual show.JOHN LEWIS June 10, 2014 4:59am
Taking display in: Toolamba's Elsie Boyer, 9, was one of more than 800 people who attended the three-day Tatura Rotary Community Art Show.
Show co-organiser Richard Graves said he expected more than 800 people to have passed through the doors of Tatura’s Victory Hall by the show’s close at 4
He said 103 artists had exhibited 455 artworks during the three-day exhibition.
‘‘I think we might be slightly up on numbers from previous years,’’ Mr Graves said.
He said 55 artworks had been sold as of lunchtime yesterday, which would contribute towards the $15
He said this was slightly down on last year, where a record 88 artworks were sold and $18
Mr Graves said about 240 people attended Friday night’s gala opening, which included a performance from Victorian State Opera singers Yasmin Ismail and Michael Lapina.
‘‘It was absolutely superb. They performed three brackets and were given an encore,’’ he said.
Lawyer Simon Pogue of show sponsor Riordan Legal opened the exhibition on Friday night. Mr Graves said about 40 volunteers were involved in running the annual show, which has become a calendar-marker for many people.
‘‘Long weekend is a good time for it. A lot of people travel from NSW, Melbourne and Bendigo,’’ he said.
Mr Graves said money raised from door charges and art sales would go towards local community projects and to international Rotary projects in East Timor and polio vaccine programs.
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