St Paul's art show grows

THE 19th annual St Paul’s Cathedral art show will feature 146 works this year.

Show committee member Ian Smith said the three-day show, which starts today, had become a popular feature in the city. 

He said art lovers always enjoyed the chance to see the work of their favourite local artists, discover  new artists and buy something to cherish in the future.

“There are oil paintings, watercolours, photographs, pastels...a whole range of art,” Mr Smith said.  

“Some are framed with glass, some are just canvases.”

Mr Smith said the art show had grown from 39 works in its first year to 146 today. 

Mr Smith said people could also see works on the cathedral itself during the show.

“People can come in and see what the cathedral looks like now that we are part of the way through the restoration,” he said. 

“We have completed stage one and we hope to do stages two and three, which all depends on funding.”

The art show is open to the public at 7.30pm today and tomorrow from 10am to 4pm and  Sunday between noon and 4pm. Entry is $2.

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