Byron art diary launch spectacular success

A busy artists’ signing table at last week’s diary launch.
A busy artists’ signing table at last week’s diary launch.

More than 200 people attended the launch last Friday night of the 2010 Byron Art Diary.

With the crowd spilling out of the temporary gallery on to Fletcher Street in Byron Bay, many supporters of the edition were forced to return the next day to view the accompanying art sale properly.

Ryan Hamilton from Santos said: “We couldn't get into the show on Friday night, or hope to see the artworks for sale, but hey, it's great to see so much support for the Byron Bay Art Diary and we are definitely coming back during the week.”

Byron Mayor Cr Jan Barham thanked local businesses, the artists and galleries for their involvement in the Byron Bay Art Diary and urged the crowd to take advantage of the current government tax breaks on purchases of new art works, while diary administrator Jan Smith kept the 2010 selected artists busy signing the edition for eager buyers.

Diary co-ordinator Mesha Sendyk drew attention to the dedication of local artists in creating and exhibiting their work.

“The art market has been tough on artists of late,” she said.

The 2010 Byron Bay Art Diary Launch Exhibition and Art Sale, at 2 Fletcher St (next to Orient Express Restaurant), closes this Sunday at 6pm.

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