I'm a freelance writer who lives on the Bellarine Peninsula. I enjoy finding new things to see and do in the beautiful area that I live in.
It has been 37 years since the Rotary Club of Drysdale first treated patrons to an amazing gallery of paintings produced by artists from all over Australia. In the years since, there have been venue changes, an increase in artworks displayed, and a number of charities supported, yet the Easter Art Show has remained consistent in its dedication to displaying and selling some of the best artworks around.
This year promises to be no exception. The Drysdale campus of Christian College will once again be hosting the event, and all proceeds from the weekend will be donated to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre. There will be over 500 paintings on display in the school's sports stadium, most of which will be available for purchase. For an entry fee of only $8, patrons can view the collection (which is made up of a variety of different mediums, including oils and watercolours) and peruse the catalogue for options to suit the interiors of their homes.
There will also be a major raffle held in support of the event, with plenty of fantastic prizes to be won. With tickets only $1 each, you will have the chance to win an original oil painting by Hugh Guthrie (who is judging the competition aspect of the event), valued at $1800, a $1000 travel voucher from Harvey World Travel, and a variety of other prizes, including artworks, an office chair and meal vouchers. There will be café facilities available for all visitors to the Art Show, and a collection of paintings by local students will also be exhibited.
Most of us usually spend the Easter long weekend with family and friends- this year, why not take a day trip with the aforementioned family and friends, view some beautiful art, take home a painted treasure or two, and, in the process, help support a worthy cause.