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Lamplight Bazaar: a family affair
Up until three years ago, Hayley George thought art was well and truly behind her, having not picked up a paint brush since high school.
She’s now a paid artist, completing a Diploma of Visual Arts, and will display some of her best work at next Saturday’s (March 24) Lamplight Bazaar in Maryborough’s Portside heritage district.
“I only took up painting again in 2009 and signed up for a few acrylic art lessons after some gentle encouragement from family and friends,” Hayley said.
“I actually won the Novice Category at the 2010 Fraser Coast Show for ‘Friends at Rainbow Beach’ which really encouraged me to keep painting.
“Some of my work is also on display at the Maryborough Art Gallery and I have sold three painting over the last year, which has also put my name out there to receive commissioned work.”
Hayley’s work – including paintings, candle holders and wine glasses - will be now be on show for all to see at Lamplight Bazaar, and it seems the creative streak runs in the family.
“My seven year old daughter Lily will also be displaying some of her work at my stall as well so we’re both very excited.”
Visitors will also be able to relive the lively early days of Maryborough at Lamplight Bazaar in the Portside heritage precinct on Saturday March 24 from 5pm to 9pm.
Costumed characters, live music and entertainment and will help turn back the clock 160 years to when Maryborough was one of Australia’s largest and busiest ports.
Nightwatchman’s tours of the Portside precinct are also running for only $7.50, where the guides will spin yarns about sailors, smugglers, brothels and opium dens.
A host of food and craft stalls offering handmade and homemade items will also dot the Wharf Street precinct.