Paintings lost in bushfire to be showcased

Highland cattle image titled ''Curiouser and Curiouser'' Photo by Laurel Foenander.

By Mitchell Clarke

Two women who lost a number of artwork in the Bunyip bushfires have been invited to showcase and sell examples of their lost artworks at the Pakenham art show.

Laurel Foenander and Janine Riches lost 62 artworks between them including Laurel’s image of highland cattle which has been promoting the upcoming show.

The 43rd annual art show will also showcase work from some of Cardinia’s most creative as well as artwork from artists across Australia.

The 2019 theme will highlight the art of printing – a print is an image which has been transferred from one surface to another.

Each year the volunteer community based organisation selects a special category to celebrate and explore a different style of art.

Artworks must feature a traditional form of printmaking such as block printing, etching, lithograph or collagraph.

A range of prizes are on offer including the ‘gold standard best in show’ award winning up $1500, while a local artist residing in Cardinia Shire will pocket $500 and an emerging artist could win $200.

The exhibition and sale of the traditional and contemporary artworks is open to the public on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May from 10am-4pm.

Laurel and Janine’s artworks will also be held in an exhibition at West Gippsland Arts Centre from Wednesday 15 May until Friday 14 June.


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