Monday, July 25, 2011

The HANGING in Mitchell's Maranoa Gallery

Today -- Monday 25 July -- marked the day when a group of talented artists and helpers hung the artwork that comprises Mitchell's annual Landmark Art Show.

Over 200 pieces of art were entered, from all over Australia, as well as many from Mitchell and the surrounding area. Paintings, photography, sculptures, weaving and jewellery -- all needed to be tastefully displayed to show their individual beauty and creativity. Hanging is an art in itself.

Doug was there too, climbing ladders, banging in hooks and nails, and doing other handyman tasks around the gallery.

Now in its 12th year, the Landmark Art Show is well-known for its high-quality art work. This year's guest judge is Des Rolf, an artist famous for her spiritual and energised landscapes. She will be giving a workshop on Thursday, which I will attend. On Friday the 29th of July, Des will judge the entries and then declare the art show open at 5:30 p.m.

Today's hanging in the Maranoa Gallery was the start of a very busy week of art and culture in Mitchell, outback Australia.

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