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'Art in the Park' - Half Dozen Group of Artists Open Day

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Half Dozen Group of Artists (HDGA) is proudly hosting an 'Art in the Park' Open Day at their studio in Hives Park in Sherwood.

HDGA is an established artists group, which has been exhibiting in Brisbane since 1940. The group consists of over 100 professional and hobby artists from all walks of life.

The 'Art in the Park' Open Day will be held on Saturday 22nd October 2016 from 10am-4pm. All are welcome and entry is FREE.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will open the studio at midday and unveil a stunning mural, which was painted as part of an anti-graffiti initiative.

The mural, which is located in Hives Park, saw the usually genteel painters of HDGA take to the streets. The artists donned overalls and worked on a design by local artist and illustrator, Kim Woolley, as a way of enhancing the area, and preventing crime.

The unveiling of the completed mural is just one highlight of the Open Day program! During the day HDGA members will also display a wide range of art styles in the studio, including portraits, landscapes and abstract works. There will also be art and craft stalls, with a wide range of locally designed and crafted wares.

Adding to the vibrant community atmosphere will be 'play with clay' for the kids and cool dinosaurs for sale (why dinosaurs? All will be clear when you see the mural!)

Event-goers can also enjoy coffee and cake and a delicious sausage sizzle. Come and spend a day in the company of this friendly artists' group. It is a great opportunity it to purchase unique artwork and crafts and also support the local community.

HDGA is a well established and welcoming community arts group where artists enjoy regular workshops, mentoring, exhibiting opportunities, self-development, socialising and much more. They offer workshops five days a week at their well-equipped studio at Sherwood. There are easels and tables to work on, and paper is available to buy. Workshops run for 3 hours and are $15 for non-members and $12 for members.

Come and discover all that HDGA has to offer by attending the 'Art in the Park' Open Day on Saturday 22nd October 2016.

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When: Saturday 22nd October 2016, 10am-4pm
Where: 37 Quarry Rd, Sherwood QLD 4075
Cost: Free
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