Easter show to draw art buffs to Walhalla
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By // 12:02, Tuesday 24 March 2015

WALHALLA’S Heritage and Development League will host an art show in the Mechanics Institute Hall over the Easter weekend.

First published in the 13 March edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.

Walhalla’s Easter Art Show showcases local artists and photographers and has run for the past three years.


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“We have many different artists using varying mediums,” show coordinator Barbara Hood told the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.

“The event to me is a chance for many local artists to showcase their works to the vast array of visitors Walhalla has over the Easter period.”

Ms Hood said there were established artists who participate in the event every year.

“Last year we had Lois Brown and Laurel Foenander, two local artists, and Ruth Burleigh, noted local photographer, all enter,” she said.

But the show is not just for the professionals – it also encourages entries from aspiring artists and photographers.

“The event is open to anybody,” Ms Hood said.

“After comments last year and at other shows I have attended, people think amateurs should get a better go, so I have a prize an amateur prize in both art and photography as well as 17 and under awards.”

Profits generated by the show will be donated to the Walhalla Heritage and Development League, which aims to protect and preserve the history and heritage of the township.

“We are currently trying to raise funds to build a Geneaological Research Centre to keep our records safe for the many descendants of the town’s pioneers who come looking for that special piece of history”, Ms Hood said.


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Cost of entry for the event will be $5 for adults and all artwork on display will be available for sale.

“Last year’s event, which included a raffle, raised $7,000 and we had over 500 people through the doors over the course of the weekend”, Ms Hood said.

There will be $4,500 in awards across three different categories including general mediums, works depicting Walhalla and works commemorating the Anzac Centenary.

The Walhalla Easter Art Show will run from 3 April to 6 April.

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