Creative, diverse display

April 26, 2017

Group president of the Eastern GV CWA Gwenda Metzke and publicity officer of the Eastern GV CWA June Walters.

The creative works of women from across the region will be on display on Saturday at the Country Women’s Association’s Eastern GV group’s arts exhibition.

The exhibition is on in the hall at Kensington Gardens’ clubhouse in Channel Rd, Shepparton.

About 600 entries have been received from the more than 100 women from the 10 CWA clubs making up the group.

A preview of the works, including cooking, knitting, sewing, crocheting, photography, floral art and horticulture will be open from 2.30pm to 4.30pm Friday, with the main exhibition open from 10am to 4pm Saturday.

Group president Gwenda Metzke said the exhibition was also a competition.

‘‘We have judges from outside the area who will do the judging,’’ Ms Metzke said.

‘‘We’ve got about 600 entries this year which is up from last year.

‘‘It’s just so diverse, there’s so many different sections.’’

Winners from each section will be awarded perpetual trophies, which have immortalised past members.

‘‘My grandmother was very food at tatting so her trophy goes towards the best overall in that area,’’ Ms Metzke said.

Group publicity officer June Walters said the group’s exhibition was one of the best around.

‘‘The actual CWA group has been going for more than 80 years so the exhibition would have to be going for at least 50 years, if not longer,’’ she said.

There will be some trading tables at the exhibit, including a CWA table selling the association’s famous cookbooks and tea towels.

Entry to the exhibition is free with doors open at the Kensington Gardens clubhouse from 2.30pm to 4.30pm Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday.

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