Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Eclectic Mix of Art Displayed at Show

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Eclectic Mix of Art Displayed at Show

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Byline: Elouise Quinlivan Elouise.Quinlivan@thechronicle.com.au

THE Grammar Art Show is alive with activity today as thousands stream through the doors to see the 679 works on show from amateur artists to established professionals.

Grammar Art Show committee president Pam Brown said the show was both social and educational.

"We aim to have the widest range of art under one roof in Australia, with the widest range of price and diversity," she said.

"For anyone who comes to the show, we know there will be something for them to love."

This year larger scale works have been encouraged to respond to a growing demand.

"It's about providing a service. A lot of homes are bigger these days so we've been seeking out bigger pieces for feature works in the home."

Prices for the works range from a $22 piece to a $130,000 work from Charles Blackman titled Flowers and Insects.

This year's feature artist is Laura Douglas, whose works are minimalist in nature and feature the movement of horses through a unique and distinctive style. …

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