MADEC board member Jayne Sunbird officially opened the 4th Annual MADEC “Art of Volunteering” Exhibition at 25 Deakin Ave today, Friday 3 December. The exhibition will be open to the public until Thursday 16th December.
The ‘Art of Volunteering” is an artistic acknowledgement and celebration of the contribution that volunteers make to our community. The works on display have been entered by local artists, school children, school groups and local Volunteers. The works portray the artist’s perception of volunteerism and people working together for the betterment of the community.
Ms Sunbird congratulated the artists and the volunteer groups, acknowledging the hours of unpaid work that volunteers freely give to our community each year and the number of services they provide free of charge. Ms Sunbird said “MADEC is pleased to support the “Art of Volunteering” and be able to reward the community in a small way for the efforts made by our volunteers”.
Ms Sunbird also presented the exhibition prizes to the winners of each section. Winner of the Open Craft Section ‐ Alice Gove, Open Drawing ‐ Irene Nicholson, Open Photography ‐ Year 11 St Josephs College Art Group, Junior Craft Section ‐ Robinvale P‐12 School, Winner of Junior Painting/Drawing Keely Walsh from Chaffey Secondary College, Winner of Junior Photography ‐Rochelle Marron from St Josephs College and Winner of MADEC Corporate member group was Mildura Branch of the Embroiderers Guild.
MADEC Chief Executive Officer Pat Thorburn said “MADEC is proud to present the “Art of Volunteering” exhibition to the local community and I would encourage everyone to take the time to visit the exhibition as an acknowledgement of the many hours of work volunteers donate to our community”.