Art expo?s focus on history

Art show registrar Maggie Golightly taking delivery of an en- try by Byron Bay artist ShirleySchultz.
Art show registrar Maggie Golightly taking delivery of an en- try by Byron Bay artist ShirleySchultz.

The Ocean Shores Art and History expo opening tomorrow night at the community centre will have something for everyone.

Arts patron Margot Anthony will open the two day show, Raylee Delaney will launch a local history by Frank Mills, a collection of fine paintings depicting the Brunswick River bridge will perpetuate its memory, memorabilia will recall the past and powerpoint displays will recreate and recall the history of the area now known as Ocean Shores.

Art and History Expo registrar Maggie Golightly said she had expected some good works to be presented, but the standard of work was high overall.

"We have about 40 paint- ings in the adult section, and there are very many high standard entries in the children's section also," she said.

Amongst the video presentations is a 12 minute documentary on Aboriginal culture and marriage lore, a film report made by Graham Maggs in 2000, of the anniversary visit by former pop star turned developer Pat Boone to the town, and a collection of pictures taken by Reg Byrnes during the development of Ocean Shores, presented by Don McCormack for the Brunswick Valley Historical Society.

In addition, organiser Colin Tarbox said a powerpoint presentation shows Ocean Shores before it was Ocean Shores, highlighting some very little known information of the area.

"Many features of life in the area, 50 and a 100 years ago are shown," he said.

The Expo starts at 7pm tomorrow night (Entry by donation) at the Ocean Shores Community Centre. It continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10am till 4pm. Adults $2, children free.

- Robyn Gray

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