Artists hit the “big-time” | Wingham Chronicle

Wed Oct 3, 2018

Brushes with Life exhibition to open

MANY artists have been busy at work ahead of the Brushes with Life exhibition at the Manning Regional Art Gallery this month.

The exhibition coincides with Mental Health Month and involves a series of art workshops that give insight to mental health issues and promoting mental well-being.

The works include paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and paper mache pieces.

They will go on display from Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday, October 14.

The exhibition will be launched at 5.30pm on Thursday, October 11 at the gallery.

About 60 participants from across the Manning and Great Lakes have been spending recent months preparing more than 200 art works at workshops in Taree, Cundletown and Forster.

Peter Evans put the finishing touches to his piece ‘Golden Trees’ at a workshop in Cundletown on Thursday, September 20.

“One of the hardest things to do is come up with a name,” Peter said.

The landmark initiative stems from community based mental health support provider Flourish Australia.

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