Annual expo has real art and soul

April 17, 2018

THE Rochester Fine Art Exhibition is just a week away.

And with over 350 exhibits by 40 artists from across the country it is not to be missed.

The exhibition’s opening night is on Wednesday, April 25, where organiser Judy Anderson said three artists will speak along with a comedian.

‘‘Monica Dullard is an ex-Lockington person so it is great she is coming to perform on opening night,’’ she said.

‘‘Then we have our feature artist, Pete Conroy, sculptor Richard Yates, who created the sculptures outside the hospital, and Rob Milton, who is the official artist for the Invictus Games. Rob is an incredible military artist so we are thrilled he could make it along with all our guest speakers.’’

Mrs Anderson said a ticket to the opening night will also get you into the exhibition through the week.

‘‘It is the best way to hear from some great artists as well as see the exhibition,’’ she said.

‘‘Tickets are just $15, which includes food and drink.

‘‘And the best part is all the proceeds will go to the Rochester and Elmore District Health Service. This year they have asked the money to go towards updating old beds to new electric ones.’’

Now in its sixth year, the exhibition continues to be a standout event. And everyone can still be involved.

‘‘The Rochybald exhibition is still open for anyone who wants to submit their work,’’ Mrs Anderson said.

‘‘It closes on Friday and this year’s theme is ‘My hero’. All works will be displayed and will be for sale during the exhibition.’’

Canvasses are $5 each and available from REDHS.

The multi-course Greek dinner is also back again on Friday, April 27. With guest chef Daniel Spizzica, the dinner will also include a fine art auction.

Tickets are $75 and there are limited seats available.

To book for the opening night and the dinner visit

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