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THE Rotary Club of Leongatha 40th an-
nual Arts Prom Country, art and pho-
tography show is once again being held
on the same weekend of the Daffodil
On from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August
28 in Mesley Hall, the event will help make it
Leongatha’s biggest weekend of the year.
One of the region’s outstanding events, the art
show attracts more than 400 entries from artists
and photographers from across Gippsland, Mel-
bourne, regional Victoria and interstate.
This year, the judge is Shelley McDermott, se-
nior curator at the Latrobe Regional Art Gallery
The prize pool for the show is around $6000,
with awards given out for various mediums, pho-
tography, 3D art, the junior sections and the new
all abilities section.
Awards are presented on opening night.
Art show chairman Harry Leggett said the
major raffle prize is a magnificent oil painting by
Ted Rowbottom, a previous winner of the show.
“The raffle and other money made over the
event go towards many worthy local charities and
services,” he said.
“Tickets for the raffle are available outside the
newsagents on Bair Street in Leongatha or during
The feature artist at this year’s show is well
known Inverloch artist John Mutsaers. He is a
highly awarded artist and his works have been
collected by many galleries and famous people.
Opening night is on Friday, August 26 from
8pm. The cost is $20 and includes finger food and
drinks. Entry is free for entered artists.
Tickets for the opening night can be purchased
at the door.
The show is open on Friday from 1pm to 5pm
(official opening at 8pm), Saturday, August 27
from 10am to 6.30pm and on Sunday, August 28
from 10am to 3pm.
Entry to the show is $5 per person.
ST PETER’S Anglican Church in Leon-
gatha will be putting on its annual dis-
play for the 60th Daffodil Festival, an
event it has been involved with for more
than 30 years.
Running from Thursday, August 25 until Satur-
day, August 27, the display will include the church-
es’ representation of the festival theme as well as a
display of religious carvings.
Coral Johnston said the floral display, Flowers
in Praise, will reflect the theme of daffodils and
“There won’t be any diamonds, but there will
be lots of bling, including a wedding dress from 60
years ago, some ballroom gowns and plenty of crys-
tal,” she said.
“There will also be some anniversary letters from
the Queen and other wedding memorabilia from 60
Ms Johnston said it was always surprising to see
what people come in with to contribute to the Daf-
fodil Festival display.
“As an added interest, this year we will be put-
ting on a display of religious carvings crafted by Ed
Carmody,” she said.
“The carvings are quite abstract and reflect Ed’s
feelings about religion, they are very interesting.
One is made from a recycled sleeper from the old
Other churches from around the region, includ-
ing Dumbalk and Meeniyan, contribute a lovely flo-
ral arrangement to the display as well.
The St Peter ’s Ladies Guild supplies an array of
delicious refreshments across the three days, includ-
ing a soup and sandwich lunch and a big selection of
The church’s display will be open from 10am to
4pm on the Thursday and Friday and from 10am to
2pm on the Saturday.
FROM the small seed of a Cedar of Leb-
anon collected in the Middle East dur-
ing World War One, a historic tree was
planted to thrive at Leongatha North.
Blown down as a mature tree some 75 years
later in 1995, the pieces were salvaged by one of
the South Gippsland Woodworkers – affection-
ately known as ‘Woodies’ – and has now been
reincarnated as finished craft for this year’s 60th
Come along and see the Woodies in action
from Thursday, August 25, from 10am to 5pm,
Friday, August 26, from 9am to 5pm and Satur-
day, August 27, from 9am to 4pm.
Visit the displays in the Leongatha Gallery
and Memorial Hall Courtyard to view the func-
tional and decorative items from a variety of
timbers – purpleheart, huon, pine, walnut, black
sassafras, red gum, cypress, silky oak, blackwood
Members will be working on the wood lathe
and scrawl saw in the tent, and will be happy to
share ideas and information with you.
Don’t miss the ‘everfresh’ 60th festival cake.
Admission is free into both the courtyard and
the gallery. Access is available up the round steps
opposite the post office, up the ramp in Michael
Place, or through the hall during flower show
Shiny display: Coral Johnston, left and Kaye Littlejohn from the St Peter’s Ladies Guild are
looking forward to creating the display for this year’s Daffodil Festival. It will be on display
in the church from Thursday, August 25 to Saturday, August 27.
Church display sparkles
Historical tree to creative woodwork
First prize: Rotary Club of Leongatha Arts Prom Country, art and photography show chairman
Harry Leggett and the raffle prize of an oil painting by Ted Rowbottom, Keefer’s Boat Shed.
40th art show
set to shine
THE Leongatha Daffodil Festival is a
showcase of the local community.
The Australian Plants Society, South
Gippsland Group, will be holding a display of lo-
cally grown Australian flora in Leongatha Memo-
rial Hall while the show is open.
Also at 11am on Saturday, August 27, listen
for the superb music of the South Gippsland Shire
Brass Band while in Leongatha.
Plants, music and more
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