Sunday, 13 September 2015

Electrolux 70 years of manufacture Cool Art Exhibition

At our monthly social gathering last Thursday we had the official announcement and presentation to the winners of the People's Choice Awards of the Electrolux Cool Art Exhibition.
Ron Finch represented Mark O'Kane who was not well enough to come, and thanked our wonderful group for a show which exceeded his expectations and truly celebrated the factory that has had a tremendous impact on Orange and surrounding villages.
The winner was Denis Bradley with his painting showing the very beginnings of the factory.

Second prize with only two votes difference! Went to Fayah McKenzie with her extraordinary glass and mirror mozaic.

Third to be favoured by the hundreds who came to see the art was Aileen Francis with her sculpture celebrating not only the factory production but using the output of the factory in a very clever piece that even got featured on ABC Open.

Our Fourth winner Jane Tonks, unfortunately was working so could not attend the impromptu awards. Her work imbued with meaning, showed her grandmother who worked in the first aid part of Electrolux for many years.

Thank you to all who participated for a wonderful artistic expression of what was quite a difficult subject. It's quite amazing how one phrase can be interpreted so differently and beautifully.

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