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Poster a winner

Wednesday, 29th December, 2010

Artist John Dynon with his painting for the St Pat’s race meeting poster Artist John Dynon with his painting for the St Pat’s race meeting poster

St Pats artwork part of long tradition

Silverton artist John Dynon has just completed his latest work for next year's St Patrick's race meeting.

The painting, called "Longshot", will be used on posters and will also feature on membership brochures and race books.

This is the third time Mr Dynon has been commissioned to supply a painting for the races.

"This one took a bit longer than others because I did spend a bit of time talking to people and getting the colours right," he said.

"I deliberately kept the sky cloud-free and I'm pretty happy with the end result." Secretary Manager of St Pat's, Cheryl Krutli, said the posters and brochures have been ordered and will be available from the club's office in Crystal Street and the Visitors' Information Centre.

"As in past years we encourage people to pick some up and help us spread the word," she said. "We are fortunate to have so many talented artists living in our community and this piece of art from John is a wonderful painting that captures the colours of our countryside so well.

"As you would expect with John, he has combined his artistic ability with a pinch of humour." The club has ordered 4000 posters and 4000 membership brochures with the brochures expected to be available in early January.

"We will mail out most of the membership brochures to those on our database and some of the posters, but supportive locals who would like to pick up either a poster or brochure to distribute themselves are most welcome," Ms Krutli said.

With the race meeting now being held five weeks before Easter instead of the traditional two weeks, Ms Krutli said everything was starting to ramp up.

"We have finalised all of our race sponsors and we are speaking with some companies interested in corporate sponsorship. 

"We are introducing some new areas in 2011 including a fabulous marquee for the younger market as well as up-grading some existing facilities and we will have more details on this in the new year.

"The launch of the artwork and release of the poster though is our first step and thanks to the generosity of John Dynon, we are ready to go."

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