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Winter blows into Barraba for exhibition

By Brenda McColl

The mercury dropped and the cold winds blew for the “Fireside Yarns” Winter Exhibition hosted by Barraba Potters and Craft Guild at the Fuller Gallery over the June long weekend.

Members and helpers did a tremendous job of putting together an eye catching art and craft exhibition and preparing food.

Approximately 25, mostly local, members and guests attended the opening night on Friday 10 June. It was a pleasant evening of yarns by the crackling fires, whilst sipping a drink (or two) and enjoying delicious finger food in good company.

The long weekend saw visitors call in from near and far to browse, make purchases and enjoy morning tea or lunch. We had visitors from Sydney, Melbourne, Tamworth, Manilla, Macksville, Coffs Harbour and Armidale – just to name a few. Some visitors were following the Silo Art Trail, others were visiting family or friends and others were just travelling through and stopped for a break in Barraba.

Whilst we missed the busy trade that Frost Over Barraba or the Saturday markets would normally bring to our Winter Exhibition, the Guild Committee were very happy with the success of the Exhibition. It was nice to be able to host another exhibition after being “Covid affected” for the past couple of years.

The Winter Exhibition is a credit to all those local art and craft members who display their works and several Guild members who spend numerous hours arranging it into a stunning display. Many favourable comments were made by our visitors on both the eye catching display and the quality of the items for sale. If you haven’t had a chance to have a look yet, pop down and see it for yourself.

As usual, the ladies of the Guild cooked up a storm providing visitors with delicious morning teas or soup and roll lunches. A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make the exhibition a success.

The Barraba Potters and Craft Guild will be holding street stalls on Friday 1July and Friday 7 October from 9am. Cakes, slices, biscuits, plants, vegetables, small items of arts/craft and much more will be available for purchase. Make sure you come out and support the Guild.