Art draws support

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 08-Nov-2013

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ART WORKS: Bendigo Maubisse Friendship Committee members, Belinda John, Mark Feiss, Jenny Feiss, Ian Blake and Barry Secombe with some of the artwork on exhibition at Dudley House. Photo: BILL CONROY
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Local artists have united to raise money for Maubisse in East Timor by creating a selection of more than 50 paintings, drawings and photographs.

They go on sale via a silent auction at Dudley House tonight at 7pm. Committee chairman Barry Secombe said all works have been inspired by the people, landscapes and culture of East Timor. “The exhibition will provide an ideal opportunity for purchasing an original art work,” he said.

“The artists have generously donated their works in support of the people of the Maubisse Region in East Timor who have experienced great hardships over many years.

“The hope is that the exhibition will assist with funding future projects and programs and ones that are prioritised by the East Timor people themselves.”

A recent work team from Bendigo refurbished the Maubisse radio station which will allow for better transmission of programs.  Since 2006, the Bendigo Maubisse Friendship Committee has been supporting local residents and organisations such as Rotary and the Department of Education. 

“It is important that these works continue and the exhibition is just another way to make sure it happens,” Mr Secombe said. Dudley House is in View St and the exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm, until November 13.

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