The team at Countryco Blackwater showcases some of the remarkable art for sale at the upcoming art show.
The team at Countryco Blackwater showcases some of the remarkable art for sale at the upcoming art show.

Blackwater Countryco art show

BLACKWATER Countryco will lend its support to cancer research this Saturday, in an art show displaying restored items and canvases.

Countryco owner Greg Hardgrabe and his team have supported Relay for Life and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research for three years. This time they decided to do something a little different.

Employee Lynelle Karrasch started organising the art show and begged her friend, artist Pamela Partridge to exhibit her work of restored items painted to an Australian outback theme.

"Pam's husband restores old blades and items for her to make art pieces from," Lynelle said.

"There are old hand sheers, saw blades, buckets, keyring holders and another 100 or so items up for sale on the day."  -  Lynelle Karrasch

Kathy Hawkins and Christine Kirby, neighbours who live west of Springsure, will also be will also be lending their artistic flair to the show.

"Lynelle asked if I could organise some pictures to complement the show... ours are on canvas, with pastels and watercolours," Kathy said.

"Chris' paintings will be watercolours... some of which were completed in Tuscany."

Painting is a passion for Kathy, and she picks up a paint brush whenever she can.

"In between mustering," she said with a laugh.

"It's a passion, you paint when you can. It's good to support such a good cause."

The art show is being held from 9am at Blackwater Countryco, with a barbecue, raffles and morning tea.


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