The work by Ewa, who has spent her adult life in France, is an acrylic on geotextile of a white ballerina dress, which at $12,000 is the highest priced item in the show. To the eye the dress was on a pale charcoaling Payne’s grey background and was suspended in the centre of the picture plain. Further highlighting Ewa’s work was that it was set in the Inner Circle, curated by Lucy Osborne from Outside The Square Solutions.
Toowoomba’s Vivienne Heckels, who was the featured artist, had 12 of her works on display, and sold nine of the 10 for sale. The offering by Vivienne, who has a wide fan base, ranged from $1,850 for The Picnic to $650 for Girls with Red Umbrellas, Walking by the Stream, The Wattle Pickers and Look at Our Yellow Dresses.
As Grammar headmaster Peter B.Hauser said in opening the show, “It has become the major fundraising and social event for the Parents and Friends’ Association,” and as such it maintains a very important place on the school’s calendar.
Danny & Harriet McAuley, Kristie Bortolotti, Megan Hancock and Nicole Murphy
Angus & Felicity Grant, Vivienne Heckels, Mary Grant and James Cook
Peter & Thérèse Hauser with Beck & Wes McRae
Katie Robertson-Kelk, Karen Catlow, Hugh Rose, Tess Lawry and Kirsten Tydings
Clayton and Jackie Sargood
The centre room of this year’s Art Show
James Scott, James Bailey, Bradley Evans, Flynn Halfpenny, Rory Kuskie and Jack Brandon
Banner image: Chris Martin, Jodie Apel, Amanda Carmody, Heidi Ward, Lesley Tatzenko, Pam Brown, Bec Statton, Penny Hely, Lucy Osborn, Kieran Doré, Nicole Allom