THE Wudinna Centenary weekend got off to a colourful and artistic start with the Winds of Change art exhibition held at the Wudinna Hall on Friday night.
More than 200 people attended the opening which exhibited works from artists that attempted to capture their own take on the theme of “winds of change”.
At least 80 entries were received for the art exhibition with styles ranging from paintings to photographs.
We had people who interpreted the theme literally and others who branched out with it.
Wudinna Centenary Committee member Sue Dubois organised the art exhibition along with Gabby Waters and Gidge Murphy in the arts subcommittee and said there was a great range on display.
“We were really pleased with all the entries, there was great diversity,” she said.
Wudinna mayor Eleanor Scholz opened the exhibition with Tania Hirschausen, Melanie Sarantou and Jayne Holland from Country Arts SA served as judges for the evening.
A photograph titled ‘Abandoned Place’, depicting the inside of a local building that was left as its occupants had left it, was announced as the winning entry.
Mark Kammerman was announced as the encouragement award winner for his sketch ‘Junk Yard’, which depicted an amalgamation of different farming machinery from the past.
Lisa Schmucker was the selected as the people’s choice winner for her painting ‘Eye Spy’, which showed a number of elements from Wudinna history.
Mrs Dubois said the winners and other entries were eye catching as the exhibition’s theme was left to the interpretation of the artists.
“We had people who interpreted the theme literally and others who branched out with it,” she said.
Mrs Dubois said overall it was a great way to open the Wudinna centenary weekend.
“We couldn’t have done it without the support of the Centenary Committee and the Wudinna District Council,” she said.
Mrs Dubois also thanked Country Arts SA and Wudinna Telecentre for their support.
The Winds of Change exhibition is open to view for the public for the rest of September between 10am and 4pm.