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Showcasing Macedon Ranges artists

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By Tricia Mifsud

A POP-up art gallery has been set up on High Street in Lancefield to showcase artists and to raise money for the community.

Ten artists and their works are currently featured in the gallery and gallery coordinator Sharon Pappas hopes the number will increase now the venue has opened.

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Artwork on display will rotate, as pieces are bought and replaced by new artworks.

“As things are sold, we will replace them with new pieces, meaning there will be something new every time you come into the gallery,” Ms Pappas said.

“Artworks vary in mediums including watercolour, oils, mixed media and sculptures including using recycled metals.”

Profits made from artwork sales will be split into commission for the artists, while the other portion will go to the Lancefield Neighbourhood House to continuing funding community activities and events.

Ms Pappas said she wasn’t sure how the community would respond to the gallery but was pleased with the reception it had already received.

“I didn’t know what to expect when I put the call out for local artists but I’ve been blown away,” she said.

“You’d think nearby towns like Daylesford and Castlemaine are more of the artistic towns, but there are so many wonderful local artists you can discover when you just put the call out for them.”

Artists who are interested in having their work on display can call Ms Pappas on 0422 928 154.

The gallery is now open at 34 High Street, Lancefield, next door to the op shop.

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