Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

A Trip to Remember

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

A Trip to Remember

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GYMPIE school leavers heading off to volunteer in Cambodia and Thailand have a final fundraising event on Friday, October 8 a an art auction at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

Organiser Chad Ward hopes that the Gympie community will get behind the 11 students who have chosen a aschoolies trip worth rememberinga by offering their assistance to the Heartland International missions in Asia instead of travelling to the traditional schoolies celebrations at the coast.

A total of 10 paintings by local artists and students, including a sculptured artwork, will go under the hammer when the auction opens at 6pm at the Nash Street gallery.

Guests can also bid on a raw canvas and engage student artists Raechel Mansfield and Chad Ward to paint a commissioned artwork of the subject of their choice.

"It's a unique way to have creative control over your own painting,a Chad said.

Popular auctioneer and Gympie councillor Graham Engeman will oversee the proceedings, and student Rebecca Lilley will provide background entertainment. …

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