Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Rebirth of Age-Old Craft; Sign Writer Brings Home Tradition

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Rebirth of Age-Old Craft; Sign Writer Brings Home Tradition

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Byline: Molly Glassey

JUST 30 years ago, Wayne Farquar's unique talent was the only way for businesses to advertise their logos.

The gifted sign writer spent the 80s in Warwick, creating vibrant signs using nothing more than a paintbrush and stencil.

"You can see the Robins sign is still here, and it was handwritten by me," Mr Farquhar said.

"I would have done this in 1982.

"It's starting to fade a bit on the edges, but after 34 years, it's exactly how I did it, it's never been touched up."

After spending time out west and living a self-confessed "gypsy" life, the artist is back in Warwick hoping to revive the age-old craft of traditional brush sign writing.

"I've been doing this for 46 years," Mr Farquar said.

"I was doing it back then with Blair Girle, and we based ourselves in Warwick.

"From here we went all around the west doing sign writing."

Mr Farquar left Warwick to manage the Nindigully Pub, then did "a lot of traditional work" at St George. …

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