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Art for Art's Sake Exhibition

The Art for Art’s Sake Exhibition gives people with a disability or mental illness the opportunity to dream and achieve recognition for their art as expression of themselves. We challenge the community to share the dreams and walk beside those who experience adversity, building an inclusive world where all people are valued for who they are and the contributions they make to all communities. The mission of Art for Art’s Sake is to enable people with disabilities or mental illness to experience the positive impact that art can have on the lives of all people – let’s work together to build a bridge for us all to share the dreams through Art for Art’s Sake.


The 'Art for Art's Sake' Exhibition opening was the 22nd of July at 3pm. It was a wonderful afternoon spent enjoyign some nibbles and coffee in the courtyard, before a walk through the gallery to admire the amazing display of artworks. The exhibition was officially opened by Tilly Butler-Woodall a coordinator of the exhibition and CEO of ALT.Skills. She gave an inspiring speech about the importance of appreciating people in our community who live with a disability or mental illness and the contributions they make in our community. Allowing people to have opportunities likes the arts to express themselves and have a voice, a chance to dream. 


Special thank you to the judges for this year - Shirley Hart, Terese Dietrich and Kerrol Blackett


Congratulations to all the Winners!

C1) Best Any Medium - Kyline Hudson 

C2) Best Mixed Media - Anna Stokalo

C3) Best Three Dimensional - Robert Weaver

C4) Best Ceramic/Pottery - Lesa Walker

C5) Best Photography - Anna Stokalo

C6) Emerging Artist Award - Shelley Kouvaras 

Check out the exceptional talent on display in the Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery. The exhibition is on display until the 2nd of September 2023. 

The 'Best of Show' Artwork will be announced at the end of the exhibition. Be sure to place your vote for 'Best of Show' in the blue box. 

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Open Section Winner 

"Peacock Beauty" - Lesa Walker

Challenge Section Winner 

"Tulips" - Gay Burey


Come along to a Kenniff Country Quilters Meeting. 

Every second Sunday of each month. 

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