The opening night of the Fresh Arts Chicken Diaries Art Exhibition was a wonderland of chickens, rabbits and other sundry Joyfalleeans, artists and audience woven into the exhibition hall of Dundullimal Homestead. With people viewing the art, reading the stories, and letting fly with their artistic flair at the colouring-in table, it was a warm and joyous evening.
During our visit to Dubbo, Chocolate Bunny and I had the privilege of meeting some of the artists, who are as lovely as their artworks (and these are VERY lovely!). From the beginning to its fruition, the Fresh Arts exhibition has been an inspiring combination of talent and goodwill, with the artist joining wholeheartedly into the spirit of collaboration and fun that originally sprang from the Chicken Diaries posts and Facebook friends’ comments.
The walls of the exhibition hall are now home to a beautiful melange of artworks depicting the residents of Joyfallee in mediums and styles as colourful and quirky as the residents themselves.
The exhibition will be on display until 8 September….so there is still time to see it and to become the proud owner of one or more virtual chickens before they flap out the door.
A 2016 Chicken Diaries calendar has been produced from artworks and stories in the exhibition. These can be purchased for AU$29 plus postage, with profits to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. To order copies, email firstname.lastname@example.org (thankfully Chocolate Bunny does not have access to this email in-box, as his enthusiasm is not matched by his reliability).