Dannevirke’s Art Society is 60 years old this year and as such it just had to overcome the Covid restrictions and celebrate its diamond exhibition this month.
Opening night is October 9 between 5.30pm and 7pm in the A&P Produce Hall and it is set to be a glittering affair as female guests are invited to bring out their diamonds and sequins and men to wear vests and bow ties. Entry costs $5.
In this time the winners of the Heather Foote Trophy and Rosebowl will be announced and after that sales of paintings on display can proceed. Several life members will be present and some of their work will be on display.
The exhibition continues through to October 18 from 10am-4pm daily with a late night Wednesday, October 14 until 7pm
Dannevirke Art Society members are hard at work preparing for their 60th exhibition, which opens next week in the Home Industries Hall at the Dannevirke Showgrounds.
Billed as the society’s Diamond Exhibition, the opening on Friday, October 9, will be a celebration of the group’s formation 60 years ago and an evening of glitz and glamour.
Secretary Judy Giddens said those attending the opening are welcome to dress up for the occasion.
Entries for this year’s exhibition, which will run until Sunday, October 18, are moderate, possibly because there was earlier uncertainty as to whether the exhibition would go ahead because of Covid-19 lockdown.
The exhibition will feature a special display of work by its life members, many of whom are still active, and they will have the option of offering their work for sale.
The highly sought after Dannevirke Art Society Rosebowl will again be keenly contested.