Camperdown’s annual spring art show is one of the longest-running community events of its type in Australia.
Organised as a fund-raiser by the Camperdown and District Hospital Auxiliary, the art show has been a regular fixture on the town’s social calendar for 40 years.
The show was officially opened on Friday night by Andrew Miller, who co-ordinates youth art projects in East Timor, and continued throughout the weekend. Mr Miller, a former Camperdown resident who now lives in Ballarat, said the artworks up for sale represented some of the best value for money that people could find.
It included pieces by Joseph Banks, Charles Blackman, John Gardner, George Taylor and John Taylor. He said the exhibition not only benefited the hospital financially, with all proceeds donated to the town’s health service, but culturally as well, with the auxiliary regularly purchasing one of the paintings to display at the hospital.