Art Show: volunteers in a hanging mood at Currabubula

Framed: Currabubula Red Cross president John Davis. Photo: Barry Smith
Framed: Currabubula Red Cross president John Davis. Photo: Barry Smith

THE village of Currabubula is once again in the frame as a regional mecca of art as this year’s Red Currabubula Cross Art Exhibition and Sale. Organisers have all hands to the wheel as they prepare for the 55th annual showing of the iconic event. Volunteers have been busy this week covering every bit of available wall space in the Currabubula Memorial Hall with a brilliant array of exhibits.

“It really is amazing that a town of this size can put on an event of this scope and quality. It’s an iconic event. Just mention Currabubula and people know of the art show. It has a great history and the quality of the work on display is remarkable,” Currabubula Red Cross president John Davis said.

The Currabubula Art Show and Sale exhibits over 500 art works each year along with guest artist demonstrations, locally made hand crafts and silver jewellery. The art show raises money for the Australian Red Cross each year. In 2017 over $20,000 was donated as a result of the show.

Morning and afternoon tea and lunch is available each day, with the support of other local Red Cross braches and community groups, all proceeds also going to the Red Cross. In conjunction with the art show Currabubula Public school hold a small schools art show.

The 2018 Art Show will open Thursday night May 17 with the support of Tamworth Lions Club.

Entries for artists are still available with sections including water colour, acrylic, miniatures and any other media. There is also a relatively new section dedicated to local artists. Entries can be picked up locally and are available online.

Work by milliner Jo-anne Barr, who is the guest exhibitor at this year's Currabubula Red Cross Art Show.

Work by milliner Jo-anne Barr, who is the guest exhibitor at this year's Currabubula Red Cross Art Show.

Milliner Jo-anne Barr is the guest exhibitor at this year's Currabubula Red Cross Art Exhibition and Sale.

Milliner Jo-anne Barr is the guest exhibitor at this year's Currabubula Red Cross Art Exhibition and Sale.

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