Oliver Sutton and an entry in the 3D sculpture section of the Cedar and Steam Exhibition at Glenreagh on Friday and Saturday.
Oliver Sutton and an entry in the 3D sculpture section of the Cedar and Steam Exhibition at Glenreagh on Friday and Saturday. Contributed

Cedar and Steam Exhibition on

ANGLE grinders have been showering sparks of metal and brushes have been flicking paint as the creative people of the Orara Valley prepare for Friday’s Cedar and Steam Exhibition.

Glenreagh Memorial Museum is once again hosting its annual art exhibition on Friday evening, March 26, and all day Saturday, March 27, at Glenreagh School of Arts.

Hundreds of entries have been received from children at the seven Orara Valley schools.

The open and adult sections have elicited a wide variety of work in the five categories of painting, drawing, photography, fibre art and 3D sculpture.

The oldest entrant is Mrs Glad Ellem, who is in her 95th year, with a hand-crocheted doily.

Running concurrently with the exhibition will be a selection of works by two feature artists. Former Glenreagh resident Lyn Whitmore will display a selection of her paintings.

Lyn has recorded the passing of time with paintings of the early timber industry and other local, historical events.

A special feature will be her portrait of a local hero, Jimmy Fisher, who rescued a family from the roof of their home during the great flood of the 1950s.

Evan Jeffery, a Coffs Harbour photographer, is our second feature artist with a display of portraits capturing the region’s social diversity. His work reflects the theme of the exhibition – Our Heritage – Our Future.

Nana Glen Hall is also putting on a Market Day this Saturday, so visitors can make a day of creativity, hospitality and good old fashioned country cooking on the Orara Valley.

Any inquiries to Honi Reifler phone 6649 2139.



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