After many days of work from a team of people the main exhibition for Frost is hung. The exhibition is looking fabulous. The judges have made a careful assessment of the works today and decided on the prize-winners. Some winners will be announced tonight. The catering and wine teams are getting ready to go for tonight's opening. The Youth Centre at St Laurence's has been decked out with the youth artworks and looks stunning. Tomorrow eight artists move into the space as well. They will demonstrate how they create their work. Groups from both Barraba's primary schools are coming over to have a look. The members of the Claypan have also mounted an exhibition of their artworks, quilts and handcrafts. They also are showing some fine paintings of Rupert Richardson, an acclaimed painter. Morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas will be available for modest prices at all these venues provided by a variety of local charity groups. There is another exhibition at the Pantry (corned Alice and Queen Streets) put on by local art collective MOB. It's an interesting show.
Frosty Barraba morning Sunday 24 June.
The last few days have been frantic for volunteers. Trips have been made to the Frost depots in Tamworth, Gunnedah and Armidale to collect artworks. All but one large work fitted into the truck at Armidale, can you believe it? But don't worry another volunteer headed back up the highway to collect it. All in all there is about 450 artworks entered this year. Volunteers have been in the RSL Memorial Hall all week. First off the works are meticulously unpacked and the packing materials carefully saved and labelled for later returning the works to their owners. Secondly everything has been catalogued. Last of all the painting and photographs are being hung and the pottery displayed.
It will be another very long day today, so if anyone has some time to help out, or even come down and make the crew some cups of tea, you will be warmly welcomed. the Hall is one the corner of Queen and Savoy streets, diagonally opposite the pool. But the main thing is, the exhibition is looking really terrific. There is a high standard of work. Hope you make it along to tomorrow night's opening or come along on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and see.
The Frost committee is a passionate group of Barraba locals, who are working hard to pull off a fabulous event.