Artists use talents to contribute to drought relief
A group of Maitland artists have put their abilities to use and devised an exhibition to raise funds for drought relief.
Inside Out, an inclusive arts group, will open Waiting for Rain at Brough House on Friday. The works are themed around the drought currently gripping the state.
“The drought is horrible,” artist Billie Mosman said.
“We wanted to use our talents to help out a little bit.”
She will be joined at the exhibition by Karen Carrejo, Sue Cone, Sinead Darby, Helen Fenner, Sharron Lorraine and Alexandra Rennie, with paintings and sculptures exploring how the drought has impacted the land and life.
Ms Mosman has chosen to focus on animals in her mixed media pieces, inspired by changes she saw in the landscape when drought took hold.
“You could drive up around the farms and see all the animals, but now I can’t find them,” she said.
“Everything is so dry.”
A portion of the proceeds from selling the pieces will be donated to the CWA.
Waiting for Rain opens on November 23 and closes on December 16. The exhibition will be open to the public at Brough House from 10am to 3pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.