Outback art in isolation

September 1, 2020

Nicci Riley with one of her macrame’ exhibits at the Iso Exhibition on Friday night. PHOTO TWH



With the Bourke P&A Show cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Bourke Arts Community Inc (BACI) committee organised a community exhibition of their own. 

The “ISO Exhibition” enabled local artists to showcase their talent and exhibit their lockdown works. 

Opened by local pharmacist Peter Crothers, at the Wharf Precinct last Friday evening, attendees were treated to a heart-moving opening address. Peter spoke of the healing impact art provides, particularly in this uncertain time of COVID-19 and the effect it has had on peoples’ mental health.

Peter congratulated the Bourke Arts Community Inc for their initiative for such a fantastic exhibition, allowing artists the opportunity to showcase their creativity, producing a sense of identity both personally and in community, in these tough times. 

A wide range of local art and craft stalls were on display, ranging from sculptures, ceramics, quilts, paintings, crotchet, timber works and more.


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