Saturday night was the opening of the Bundaberg Art Awards. A large crowd had gathered for the event. There was a rather sombre atmosphere at first with haunting harp music played live, but things livened up when Phill Oakley (of Art Plus) took over as MC and the various awards were presented.
My close group of friends produced one big winner ...Clinton Cross who won a prize for a Contemporary artwork...a very handy $2000.00! He was very excited and his first thought was to ring his Mum.
I received a 'Highly Commended' for my collage 'Rose Garden' and for my photograph of Marlies Oakley. (Art Plus again).
It was great to see so many locals on the winners list.