Art abounds this August!

August 1, 2018

Dress up and head on down to the Soil Conservation Building for the Dabble in the Dust Art Exhibition on Friday August 31 from 6:30pm. Hosted by the Warialda District Chamber in conjunction with the Warialda P & A Arts Committee, the exhibition celebrates beautiful art and talented artists, coinciding with the opening of the Moor Street Art.

The Moor Street Art initiative began as a way to boost business and tourism in town by installing local cartoonist David Moor’s artwork on the sides of buildings throughout Warialda. David’s art serves to brighten the lives of those living on the land through poking humour at the mundane. “He captures the spirit of our town through his hilarious and precise caricatures,” said committee member, Ann Willis.

Other local and regional artists on display include Maree Kelly, Brooke Dalton, and Michelle Pike. “This event is to not only showcase art but to give our farmers a night of laughs and entertainment,” said committee member, Claudia Cush. “Farmers are struggling with the drought so we’re hoping to, with interesting art, replace their worry lines with smile lines.” “We’re looking for artists that brighten up any space – whether that is through colour, subject or form. Please get in touch if you are interested in showcasing your work,” Claudia said.

Warialda cartoonist, David Moor with one of his street art installations.

Warialda cartoonist, David Moor with one of his street art installations.

The work will continue to be on display in the Soil Conservation building for one week following the event. Funds raised on the night will go towards the Warialda P & A Art Committee’s annual art prize at the local show and the upkeep of the David Moor Street Art. There will be an auction on the night for limited edition David Moor cartoons up for auction with a percentage of these funds going towards providing relief to local farmers’ struggling with the drought.

Tickets are $70 which includes canapes and two drinks on arrival. Tickets can be purchased online. If you need help with purchasing your ticket, see the friendly staff at the Warialda Visitor Information Centre or call on 02 6729 0046.

Continue admiring beautiful art by visiting Ceramic Break Sculpture Park on Saturday 1st September for their spring exhibition opening from 12pm – 5pm which showcases the work of Robyne Berling, Suzanne Lane and Sylvia Davies. The Park will also be announcing the winner of their travelling quilter’s competition. Don’t miss out on what will be an amazing weekend full of amazing artworks by talented local and regional artists.