By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS
Every Queen’s Birthday weekend the annual Flinders Art Show celebrates art. Exhibiting the finest in drawing, painting and printmaking, this show is a feast for the eyes. It attracts the best exhibiting artists by offering a wide variety of prizes, while at the same time including emerging artists thereby maintaining its ethos of open entry.
Over 350 entries are judged by top professionals in the Melbourne art world, giving patrons a chance to purchase award-winning art at affordable prices. Run entirely by volunteer art committee members with the generous assistance of local businesses and community organizations, all parties work diligently to promote art and artists while raising much need funds for Peninsula charities. Over the past six years alone, more than $160,000 has been donated to local charities.
Ever charming MC Neil Mitchell kicks off the proceedings on opening night, Friday 5 June from 7-10pm.
Tickets available at the door for $30 including canapés, wine, beer and door prize.
Show continues Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm and Monday from 10am to 2pm.