Local Artist's Success
She won first prize in the pairs section with two 30cm x 30cm pastels on canvas titled Market Place - Here, There, cartooning a sheep market on one and a mirror image of sheep marketing humans in the other.
The judge, Gordon Morrison, Director of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, described them as quirky - high praise in Maggie's mind.
Both were sold so we don't have a photo. Disappointing for us but congratulations to Maggie for a fantastic effort.
Maggie will be exhibiting in the upcoming Core of my Art exhibition in October.
Next stage ...
The pavers are pinned in their correct positions at the construction site at the Moonambel Common. Sanne is on site completing the mosaic designs over the holding pins. Luckily, it was a sunny winter's day!
The Moonambel Lockup Installation (stage 2) at the Common
We were hoping for a Public Record Office Victoria grant for the historical sculptural installation for the Moonambel Common but we were not successful. However, we will apply again in the new round of local history grants coming out in September. Ho hum. Such is life.
We are not giving up though, as we see this project as a vital addition to our town's history. So, if there is any one out there who has a casual $15 000 (or part of) to spare, we would not say no. Sponsorship would be acknowledged at the site.
We are the barbecue and devonshire teas mob. Come and have a browse, nibble, drink and chat.