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Great response to competition

Saturday, 11th May, 2013

BDT Advertising Representative Sarah Carnie (left) with artist Howard Steer and Mother’s Day competition winner Susan Adams. BDT Advertising Representative Sarah Carnie (left) with artist Howard Steer and Mother’s Day competition winner Susan Adams.

Local woman Susan Adams has got lucky in the BDT Mother’s Day competition.
Almost one thousand people entered the competition, which boasted a Howard Steer painting as first prize.
Second prize was a Barossa outdoor mirror, third was a $100 Sampsons gift voucher and fourth; a Gloria Jeans voucher.
BDT Advertising Manager Peter Keenan said that there was an overwhelming response to the competition.
“I was delighted with the response and I appreciate those business people offering their quality prizes and Howard Steer contributing the painting,” he said.

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Famous raid showcased

Tuesday, 18th December, 2012

Howard Steer with his painting of the 1988 games night raid, which will be used to promote next year’s St Pat’s races. Howard Steer with his painting of the 1988 games night raid, which will be used to promote next year’s St Pat’s races.

By Ben Sheffield

A Howard Steer painting of the infamous 1988 raid on the St Pat's games night has been unveiled as the picture to advertise the race meeting next year.

It will feature on around 4000 posters and pamphlets which will be distributed in the lead up to the event.

In the 1988 raid, police arrested nine volunteers and confiscated the takings from the games night, in a move that generated headlines around the country.

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Menindee storm produces prized shot

Wednesday, 14th November, 2012

The prizewinning photo of Menindee Lakes was taken on January 27. The prizewinning photo of Menindee Lakes was taken on January 27.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Julie Fletcher says she's no storm chaser, but the professional photographer's ability to track and monitor a storm front hovering over the Menindee Lakes led her to capture the spell-binding image known as 'Graveyard.'

"I watched the weather conditions and I've been doing a fair bit of work in the Menindee Lakes area in the last 12 months," Mrs Fletcher said.

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One giant leap for space art

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2012

Visiting artist and “intergalactic traveller” Adam Norton surveys some of the city’s bizarre terrain. Visiting artist and “intergalactic traveller” Adam Norton surveys some of the city’s bizarre terrain.

By Darrin Manuel

In order to recreate an alien planet, visiting artist Adam Norton needed a unique location with some of the strangest landscapes on earth.

Broken Hill and its surrounds have provided the perfect backdrop for Mr Norton's project which aims to view the outback through the eyes of a space traveller and present the region as a "Mars analogue landscape."

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Historical artwork restoration

Wednesday, 26th September, 2012

Faye Fryer with the Queen’s State Coach that she is restoring. Faye Fryer with the Queen’s State Coach that she is restoring.

By Emily Roberts

A one-off historical piece of art is being brought back to its former glory.

The work is a perfect scale model of the Queen's State Coach. The real coach was built in England in 1761 and is still used to carry the English monarch to State occasions when it is drawn by eight Bay horses.

The model was brought to Australia by Birks Store in Adelaide in 1953 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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