HAPPY TO HELP: Gayndah Art Gallery co-ordinator Wendy Kirk said that she is excited to show off local art.
HAPPY TO HELP: Gayndah Art Gallery co-ordinator Wendy Kirk said that she is excited to show off local art. Shirley Way

Art of the North Burnett to be on show at Heartland

GAYNDAH Art Gallery has thrown its support behind the upcoming Heartland Festival with an art competition and wine and cheese night in conjunction with the event.

Art Gallery co-ordinator Wendy Kirk hopes to see the event help with networking in the region.

"I guess hearing what the Winterfest does for local produce and craft people in the Wide Bay it will be good here too," Mrs Kirk said.

"So for people who don't know where to source off of the farm directly."

Entries for the art competition close on the June 7 with the winners to be announced at the wine and cheese night on Friday, July 8.

"We are also going to try and cater the event with local produce and highlighting it for that night," Mrs Kirk said.

The competition has five categories starting with the Emerging Artist which has a $500 cash prize to the winner.

Sculpting is the next category with the potential for the gallery to purchase the winning piece for permanent display and prize money of $500.

Mrs Kirk hopes that the art competition will help to attract artist from right across the region to showcase the unique art of the North Burnett.

"Bundaberg is looking to showcase our products in their craft side of thins and want to come over and see what we've got," Mrs Kirk said.

"So the event has already grown our opportunities.

There will also be $500 up for grabs for the best still life piece and a further $500 for the best miniature painting of the Gayndah district.

And the big prize for the event is $1000 for the open section.

"It is perfect combining community events like this with art," Mrs Kirk said.

"It is showing what the local artists and the neighbouring towns artists are able to produce."


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