Local talent on display as Arts Council hosts exhibition

The winners of the Cobar Arts Council’s 2020 Art, Craft and Photography Exhibition were announced at the official opening of the exhibition on Friday night. Pictured is Craig Thomas representing major sponsor Peak Gold Mines with Glen Waldron (winner of the Juniors Painting section) and arts council president Lillian Simpson.

Cobar Arts Council committee closed the Railway Station doors on Sunday afternoon following a successful three day Art, Craft and Photography Exhibition which attracted over 100 viewers.

Creative works were arranged in the station’s ‘Ladies Only’ room and the ‘General Waiting Room’ where a slide show of photography by local photographer Klae McGuinness was displayed in the Ticket Office window.

Committee members were on hand for guided tours of the exhibits and to relate railway history to locals and travellers.

The number of entries for this year’s exhibition was impressive and the quality and diversity presented the judges with difficult decisions.

The Thellie Wade Trophy for best artwork was awarded to Kylie Harvey for her watercolour ‘Take a Breather’.

Pheonix Webster’s stylized ‘Obssessions’ collection won the Joan Singleton Overall Award and the People’s Choice was Sandi Baker’s ‘Queenlander’ cross-stitch.

At Friday night’s official opening, Cobar Arts Council president Lillian Simpson extended the committee’s appreciation to this year’s many exhibitors, judges, viewers and major sponsor, Peak Gold Mines. The committee looks forward to holding another successful exhibition in 2021.—contributed