Dardanup puts on a spectacular show

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Dardanup Art Spectacular chairman Ric Stacey and Galleries West chairman and artist judge Julian Bowron, with the overall winning art piece Afternoon at Long Pool by Jude Willis.
Camera IconDardanup Art Spectacular chairman Ric Stacey and Galleries West chairman and artist judge Julian Bowron, with the overall winning art piece Afternoon at Long Pool by Jude Willis. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

The Dardanup art show was nothing short of spectacular, kicking off the weekend-long event on Friday night at the Dardanup Hall.

Dardanup Art Spectacular committee member Ros Edmonds said she was thrilled to see close to 150 turn out for the opening night of the 15th annual art spectacular.

“I thought the opening was well attended, we had a good number of entries and it was really professionally run,” Mrs Edmonds said

“Overall the standard of the artwork was amazing and it was a higher standard than in previous years.”

Art lovers explored the Ferguson Valley region, following the art trail from location one at the Dardanup Hall right though to location 19 at the Collie Art Gallery.

Mrs Edmonds said although numbers were slightly down on last year’s event – there were big numbers overall of people who visited the Dardanup Hall.

The DAS committee highlighted most of the art pieces were for sale prior to the event and as a result Mrs Edmonds said artists sold close to 20 art pieces across the weekend.

The overall winner of the art prize and $1000 cash went to Jude Willis for her piece called Afternoon at Long Pool.

Mrs Edmonds said she hoped to see even more people attend next year’s annual event and explore what the beautiful Ferguson Valley region had to offer.

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