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Exhibit shows off talents and riches

Thursday, 10th November, 2016

West Darling Arts Executive Director Cherry Pratt stands behind Edwina the Emu with a hand crafted platypus. West Darling Arts Executive Director Cherry Pratt stands behind Edwina the Emu with a hand crafted platypus.

By Kara de Groot

The Threads of Our Community touring exhibit will come to brief halt in the Old Town Facade on Argent Street this Friday.

The exhibit consists of more than 30 displays of fibre art created by local communities inspired by the region’s strong ties to fibre production and the arts and crafts it promoted.

The pieces have been submitted by eight local councils and several community groups including the CWA, various knitting and quilting groups, schools, and independent artists.

“We’ve got entries from all over the far western third of NSW involved with this,” said West Darling Arts Executive Director Cherry Pratt.

“The wearable art winning piece is stunning, it’s all handmade and it’s going around the world to 100 plus countries, it’ll represent the region,” she said.

“It’s absolutely stunning, and a wonderful piece to represent this area around the world.”

The exhibit’s opening night will start at 6pm tomorrow, and will also give attendees a chance to explore the Old Town Hall Facade.

The winners from the six categories will also be displayed as part of the Threads of Our Community exhibit, with winners ranging from primary school entries, to clothing crafted by local artists.

Broken Hill will be able to select their own People’s Choice winner, with voting open on the night and after the exhibition, and a prize awarded to the winning artist.

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