Keith Kratzmann snapped up this artwork at a bargain price on the opening night of the Under The Bed Sale, freeing up valuable display space for another work to go on show

November 13, 2021

Visitors to the Wondai Regional Art Gallery will be able to snap up a bargain or two this month … providing they act quickly.

The Gallery has set November aside for its biannual “Under The Bed Sale” to thank the artists who create works for its busy monthly exhibition schedule.

Curator Elaine Madill said the aim of the sale was to give artists the chance to display and sell any unsold works they may have lying about their studio.

And since the Gallery is not taking any commissions on sales, they recommend that artists sell their works at well below retail price, which gives art buyers a nice bonus as well.

The sale opened last Friday night and by the end of the evening, many works left the gallery in the care of new owners.

Elaine said she was pleased to see this, because the Gallery had more works available for the sale than it could display.

So every piece sold opened up free space to display a new work from the stock room … and also gave visitors an incentive to revisit before the end of the month.

The works offered for sale cover every medium from watercolours through to acrylics, and range in age from relatively recent to works from the 1960s.

Surplus items from former curator Alison Iszlaub’s extensive art collection are also being offered – several for as little as $5 – along with a large number of framed landscapes from Lance Lamb and some early works by June McCotter.

  • The Under The Bed Sale will run at the Gallery from 10:00am to 3:00pm daily until Sunday, November 28. Admission to view it is free.
Popular Wondai entertainers Geoff Grevell and Sue Bradley provided the music on opening night
Gallery patron Ros Heit said she was impressed by this June McCotter watercolour, which came from the Alison Iszlaub collection
Stefano Radici, from Nuova Scuola Wines at Moffatdale, was serving up local wines all evening … Stefano is hopeful this year’s vintage will turn out well despite recent rain

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

 

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