Hervey Bay Regional Gallery senior cultural officer Nicole McBride overseeing the installation of the 30th annual competitive art exhibition by the Hervey Bay Art Society.
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery senior cultural officer Nicole McBride overseeing the installation of the 30th annual competitive art exhibition by the Hervey Bay Art Society. Alistair Brightman

Impressive artwork on show at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

PAINTINGS by 65 artists from the Fraser Coast and beyond are being carefully hung at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery ahead of Friday's official opening of the Hervey Bay Art Society's 30th Annual Competitive Art Exhibition.

More than 180 paintings will be unveiled at the gallery at 6pm.

Senior cultural officer Nicole McBride described the exhibition as "fantastic".

"The standard of work is pretty impressive," she said.

The exhibition is the main event on the Art Society's calendar and attracts up to 2000 visitors to the gallery each year.

The winners of the exhibition will be announced tonight, with more than $8500 in cash and prizes on offer.

The main section is the open section, with any subject and any medium.

The prize is $2000, courtesy of the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Other sections have attracted many entries, including landscape, seascape, portraiture, figurative and the miniatures.

Entrants, their families and the general public are invited to enjoy Friday night's event.

At 10am on Saturday, visitors can enjoy a free floor talk at the gallery by artist Chris Postle as he explains how he chose the winning works of art.

The exhibition will be on display until September15.



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