Characters come to life at city’s own Archies
Saturday, 5th April, 2014
A combination of colour, character and clinking glasses made for an outstanding evening at Gaara Arts’ Broken Hill Archies last night.
The exhibition of portraits inspired by the Archibald Prize attracted a sizeable crowd to the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum.
Those in attendance sipped wine and enjoyed finger food while viewing art showcasing local identities ranging from renowned artists and business owners to everyday colourful characters.
Although the exhibition was not a competition, Geoff DeMain’s captivating portrait of Ron Tumes was selected as a highlight of the works on show.
Gaara artist and exhibition organiser Maureen Clark said she was impressed with the number of people in attendance and the quality of work on display.
“It’s gone really, really well, all of the art lovers are here, people that enjoy exhibitions and something a bit different,” she said.
“It’s quality art and an exceptional range of styles, it’s just so interesting to see what people can do.”