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‘Events like this are great for the community’

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May 09, 2018

MORE than 160 people gathered at the Shire Hall for the opening of the sixth annual Rochester Fine Art Exhibition last week.

With over 350 exhibits by 40 artists from across the country, the exhibition showcased an array of talent.

Coordinator Judy Anderson said it was fantastic to see high quality artwork in Rochester and to raise money for a good cause.

“All the proceeds will go to the Rochester and Elmore District Health Service. This year they have asked the money go towards updating old beds to new electric ones,” she said.

“The speakers were all well received and feedback was terrific all round.

“Events like this are great for the community in so many ways. It gives everyone a chance to have a night out and it brings people from outside the district who spend money in the local economy.

“We owe a big thanks to everyone who made the exhibition possible and to the community for their support.”

The Rochybald Prize was also announced on the night, with Sue Raccanello claiming first prize in the open section.

Arielle Glatte was the secondary school-aged winner and Hunter Wileman, Charlie Langdon, Lucy Richards and Amelia Zahra were the primary-aged winners.

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