September 18, 2023
South Burnett artists have been invited to donate artworks to a special charity exhibition, Art 4 Ukraine, to be held at Ringsfield House in Nanango next month.
The exhibition will run from October 6-8 (Friday to Sunday) and entry will be by gold coin donation.
All the works will be for sale with proceeds going to international aid agency Caritas Australia to support their work in Ukraine.
The event is being curated by former gallery owner and artist Joanne Newbery.
Live music will be provided by musicians from The Shed on the Friday and Saturday, while the free “Grooving In The Gardens” concert at Ringsfield House grounds featuring the Swing Beans will add to the festivity on the Sunday.
Moffatdale Ridge Wines will provide refreshments.
“It will be great to see Ringsfield House come alive again with this combination of art, music and community action,” Cr Jane Erkens said.
“Council and the Ringsfield Advisory Committee are working to make it once again a place of community connection.”
The original idea for the charity exhibition came from Anna Aird, a Kingaroy artist who wanted to help the war-affected people in Ukraine and thought of fundraising by selling several paintings.
“That blossomed into this call out to artists across the South Burnett to donate artworks,” Joanne Newbery said.
“It is very generous of everyone, from the artists to the sponsors to donate so much. I am confident that the general public will relish the opportunity to buy some great art at great prices for a great cause.
“It is terrible to watch the suffering of families across the other side of the world and not be able to do anything about it. But Art 4 Ukraine is one little way that you can contribute to making the world a better place.”
Artists are asked to deliver their donated artworks to Ringsfield House on Thursday, October 5, or visit Facebook Art For Ukraine on Facebook for more details.
They should attach information to the back including their name, title of the work, medium and expected price.
Artists may also provide a one page bio with photo for display next to their work. All art media is invited, including sculpture (so long as you provide any necessary plinths).
Art 4 Ukraine will be open to the public from 10:00am-5:00pm on October 6-7 and from 10:00am-3:00pm on October 8.
Evening openings will also be held on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.