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Wild things abound at Ocean Shores Art Expo

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Tim Mehrtens, from South Golden Beach, won the photographic section with 'Twisty', of  a native seed pod. Photo Jeff (walk on the mild side) Dawson
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Hundreds of people admired the latest works by local artists, young and old, at the annual Ocean Shores Art Expo at the weekend.

The theme for this year’s expo, held at the Ocean Shores Public School hall, was’ Wild Things’, with many works in different mediums depicting local fauna and flora in abstract or realism.

The three-day event has become a must for regional artists and art lovers alike, and many students from schools in the Brunswick Valley were involved with a large section of their works on display.

The adult section drew around 300 entries.

This year the Ocean Shores Public School P&C put on the Festival of the Imagination at the school grounds next door on Saturday, which kept children and adults entertained.

The event is supported by Lions Club Brunswick Mullumbimby and sponsored by local businesses.

 

Rudiger
Rudiger Wasser, from Byron Bay, took second prize in the photographic section with his work called ‘Monsters’. Photo Jeff Dawson.

 

 


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Wild thing ….. I think you move me. Nothing to be contrary about in a photo snap.
    People, stand back, be wary. Hear that guttural sound. It is the paint speaking about Art or is it squeaking apart.
    In there, there is not the burden of Eric Burdon and the Animals ebbing and rushing like water in the hall of the Ocean Shores Public School as Climate Change looms in, but what will be canvassed will be animalistic, hot and breathing a theme that paint, pencil and lots of passionate colour, blots, splashes and dots doted on the walls like measles and in form will display our Northern Rivers talent on view from the local artist’s easel and camera lens.
    You want passion and earthiness? You got it as art comes alive and with some shiny bright eyes and the bite of teeth we hope some viewers will be open mouthed.
    There could be a wily old weasel, bushy tailed and a possum or a koala scampering. And those night cats could come a clawing like tigers, and they will be a drawing the crowd in like a pencil line through the local school gate. Where is that mountain devil from the mountain that is warning? Just what is wild is in the artists’ and photographers’ imagination as the red of blood, the blue of the ocean, the green of the leaves, and the yellow of the sunrise will touch the soul and spirit.
    Come one, come all, as well as you Scarlett O’Hara with her coloured dressy frills will romance many with her thrills as this mixed media event will have the heart valves flapping and the camera lens opening and shutting for Art is the spirit of the inner man or woman. Watch out for that little girl with the quoll as that animal has teeth like a shark. Wild thing, I think I am moved.

  2. TV Mehrtens – taught him everything he knows about clicking shutters, me and Man Ray. But hey, good to see the bloke finally gets the critical acclaim he so deserves. Up on the catwalk, there’s dollars for deutchmarks…

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