Birds in my Garden by Jenni Kelly, who will host a workshop at the festival.
Birds in my Garden by Jenni Kelly, who will host a workshop at the festival. Supplied

Festival an art lover's indulgence

PEOPLE from all walks of life are destined to enjoy the annual Maryborough Art Society Art Festival, according to workshop co-ordinator Maggee Johnston.

The festival will feature work from Fraser Coast artists over a two-week period at the Maryborough City Hall.

As well as the artwork on display the Maryborough Art Society will host art workshops for those looking to learn something new.

For the artists there will be a workshop by Pete Pinza teaching the watercolour medium and classes will include basic theory of watercolours and composition.

Jenni Kelly will also be hosting a workshop on how to effectively work with Funtastic Acrylics.

The aim of the Kelly workshop is to have artists leave with a greater understanding of acrylics and a new-found confidence.

Ms Johnston said the festival would be educational and fun.

“This particular exhibition covers all mediums and the quality of the art is very high,” she said.

The event is growing each year for the Maryborough Art Society with members who are often dedicated artists themselves.

“Many of us enjoy painting and all of us love being surrounded by art,” Ms Johnston said.

“We have put a lot of effort in this year to make it bigger and better.”

Last year's art festival was a huge success with more than 475 paintings submitted.

Entry is free. The art festival will run from June 27 until July 8.



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