Friday, November 02, 2007

Art on Florence

I don't have a photo - YET! Tomorrow, November 3rd is the first of a new venture for the Wynnum Manly Arts Council Visual Arts Group which will see a number of artists placing their work on the fence of the Wynnum Central State School for all to see and hopefully purchase.

This is similar to several places in the world, but one I have been to and have fond memories of is the fences of St Stephen's Green in Dublin, Ireland. There is much history in Dublin, and this amazing park is the place for city workers to go for their breaks.

The surrounding fences are the hanging space for art works of many artists who put their paintings on the fences on a Friday and watch as the crowds walk past and comment, and in many cases purchase.

It is a very vibrant scene - with horses and carts clipclopping along the road with tourists, the thousands of people who spill out of the shops and offices for their lunch break, and the many tourists and residents who come to see the spectacle of the art works on sale.

I know the population in Wynnum is nothing like that in Dublin, but I hope they come out in droves to see what talented artists we have locally and support this event. If you miss it this month, we hope for a successful repeat on December 1st. It is planned to be held on the first Saturday of each month.

Come along and enjoy. It is in Florence St, Wynnum.

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