Art show to recognise local artists work

BEARY GOOD: Chairman Vin Cappy and display co-ordinator Catherine Tait. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

BEARY GOOD: Chairman Vin Cappy and display co-ordinator Catherine Tait. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

The 27th Castlemaine Rotary Art Show was launched on Friday night.

More than 80 artists have displayed their works.

Chairman of the show Vin Cappy said the event was being held at the Old Market Building on Mostyn Street in Castlemaine.

"Our beautiful market building provides so much charm and character," Mr Cappy said.

Mr Cappy said there were more than 300 pieces on display.

"There is an amazing wood carving of a bear presented by local sculpturer, Richard Yates who has just returned from a successful exhibition in China," he said.

"The attention to detail is unbelievable."

International artist residing in Castlemaine Jeff Makin is judging the show.

"Jeff Makin has just returned from a successful exhibition in England so we are happy to have him here," Mr Cappy said.

"He is the ex-art critic for the Melbourne Herald newspaper."

Display coordinator Catherine Tait said 'they had not just thrown the artworks up on the walls'.

"We have created a small gallery here," she said.

The exhibition goes from June 7 to 9.

It is open from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and Sunday; and 10am to 3.30pm on Monday.

Entry to the show is $5.

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