Wondai Art Gallery president Elaine Madill takes a break while preparing for the 12th annual October Art Show.
Wondai Art Gallery president Elaine Madill takes a break while preparing for the 12th annual October Art Show. Matt Collins

Top artists on display at one of region's richest art shows

SOME of the most talented South Burnett artists will be hoping their pieces share in the spoils of one the region's richest art competitions.

Wondai Regional Art Gallery president Elaine Madill said at last count there were close to 140 pieces entered in this month's illustrious art show.

"I have picked out what I like, but I am not going to tell you,” she said.

Wondai Art Gallery president Elaine Madill.
Wondai Art Gallery president Elaine Madill. Matt Collins

South Burnett artists will be joined by other painters, sculptors and photographers from Brisbane up to Bundaberg.

With $9000 in prizemoney on offer, you can understand why.

"It's not all about the money but it certainly helps,” Ms Madill said.

The Art Gallery president praised the South Burnett Regional Council for its financial support, and the many businesses who were involved.

"Each year I have been trying to get at least one new sponsor, as well as $6000 from council,” Ms Madill said.

The younger artists will be involved in the event this year, but moving forward, our future artistic extraordinaires will have their own art show.

"Next year we are going to give the children their own month,” Ms Madill said.

"From preppies right through to 18s.”

While she wasn't one of the judges, Ms Madill had her own opinion on what pieces would factor well in the judges' eyes.

"In 50 years, I perceive the pieces of art that we collect through this competition will be the history of the South Burnett,” she said.

"So, if you think of it in that way, it is going to have to be a really, really good piece.”

The Wondai Regional Art Gallery's October Open Art Competition opening night will be held on Friday October 4 from 6pm.

It will be held at the Wondai Art Gallery, Haly St, Wondai.

Entry is $5 for adults and children are free.

For more information, call the gallery on 4168 5926.

South Burnett


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