Capturing a garden’s beauty on canvas

Can you capture a garden in an artwork? This willow cane basket container made a colourful display of viola. Picture: Romaine Undery

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

As Frances Hodgson Burnett rightly put it in her novel “The Secret Garden”, there are many beauties in the world around us.

This is why Wondai Regional Art Gallery are encouraging Burnett artists to capture this garden beauty in the lead up to the 2021 Wondai Garden Expo.

Artists of all ages are encouraged to present an artwork within any medium encapsulating ‘a garden theme’ for the 2021 Wondai Garden Expo Art Competition.

Entries must be in by 2pm on Monday, 22 March and winners will be announced at the exhibition open night on Thursday, 1 April.

The adults section (18 years and over) will involve a $400 first prize, $200 second price and $100 third prize.

The children’s section will run in three categories including 4-6 years, 7-12 years and 13-17 years. First prize will be $25, second prize $15 and third prize $10. Prizes for the children’s section in 4-6 years will be in art materials.

The Garden exhibition opening night on 1 April will kick off from 6pm with $5 entry including a hot and cold supper and punch. Wine will be served by a local winery and live entertainment.

The Kid’s Korner will feature works from St Joseph’s Primary School Murgon during April .

The 2021 Wondai Garden Expo Art Exhibition will remain in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery until Saturday, 1 May. The gallery will be open seven days a week 10am till 3pm with free entry.

This will allow the exhibition to run in conjunction with the 2021 Wondai Garden Expo which will be held on 17 to 18 April.

The expo will be held at the Wondai Sportsground and include stalls from specialist and local nurseries, guest speakers and garden competitions.