Thursday 17 May 2018

Get ready to create

We're getting ready to book our Orange Wine Festival entry, which will start Friday 12 October and end Sunday 21 October 2018. So get your creative caps on and get the tools of your imagination out.
Your committee after 2 years of organising the themed events has settled on using names for the exhibitions that most fit the festivals. Wine Festival will now always be called "Mixed Dozen", Banjo Festival themed exhibition is "Poem to Painting" and FOOD Festival's name and theme will be "Palate to Palette".
The creative road can be long and the idea is to give you all time to think, gestate and create at your pace and exhibit the fabulous art our visitors so love.
The "Mixed Dozen" exhibition art is to be inspired by all things wine: makers, landscape, product and even the byproduct of wine. A broad definition that gives you a chance to sharpen your focus on what most resonates in your creative soul.
Here's a few images, taken by our president, Philip Salmon, to nourish your imagination:

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Winner of FOOD festival Places Landscape Exhibition

The exhibition is over, the votes counted and our winner of the People's Choice Places Landscape Exhibition is:
Kaye Partridge with her fabulous painting "There's A Strawberry Patch In There Somewhere!"
The Story of the Strawberry Patch by Kaye Partridge:

During the 1970’s and 80’s, my family lived on a small acreage at Borenore in plain sight of Mt Canobolas.

It was an escape to the country and we played at doing the ‘subsistence thing’ which was only partially successful, but we did have a winner with strawberries.

After planting 3,000 plants, we sat back and waited for the dollars to come rolling in. 
You could say we sort of underestimated the time and intensive labour that strawberry growing required, so it was all hands on deck.  The three children all helped with the picking (and the tasting)

Nobody warned us that strawberries tended to ripen all at once, so there were times when life became quite frantic. But it was all a great experience and fondly reminisce - and we still haven’t ever found commercial strawberries that tasted so good as ours!
Certificate of great achievement ;)

Jola and Kaye Partridge