An arty afternoon auction

The Bellingen Federal Hotel will again support artists with a disability to showcase their work.

Guy Gibson.

Guy Gibson.

Now in its 12th year, the annual Art Auction is a community event that brings together art collectors, auction junkies and people who just want to enjoy the fun.

This year six artists with a disability from Urunga and Nambucca have produced extraordinary artwork in a long-running visual arts program run by Life Without Barriers.

The participating artists are Kylie Griffiths, Olivia Dean, Edward Barns, Guy Gibson, Tim Harrison and Marnie Russell.

These artists gain great satisfaction in working towards the auction, and they are compensated by receiving 60 per cent of the proceeds, with the rest going back into the program.

Throughout the year, the artists are mentored and guided through their art processes, learning techniques, making decisions and choices to produce work described as “delightful and remarkable”. They produce paintings, ceramic, paper mache and mosaics.

Edward Barns.

Edward Barns.

Where possible, the paintings have been framed using recycled frames and glass.

Some of the artwork will be exhibited in the art space at the Bellingen Federal Hotel from October 20 – so feel free to drop in and see these excellent installations.

Dragonslayers.: Everyone loves an auction – especially when the bidding is on funky artwork, facilitated by a wacky auctioneer, in the wonderful Bellingen.

Dragonslayers.: Everyone loves an auction – especially when the bidding is on funky artwork, facilitated by a wacky auctioneer, in the wonderful Bellingen.

However, for music, art and fun be at the Bellingen Federal Hotel on October 29 at 2.30pm.

The auction starts at 3.30pm, led by well-known local entertainer Mark Oliver, better known as Marko.

So save the date, for an arty afternoon! More information phone Kerry 6568 6488.

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