Paterson’s poems portrayed in pastel

THERE are two types of art according to Dennis Claydon - the serious and the fun.
His pastel and ink artwork The Man from Ironbark definitely falls into the second category as he said it was a whole lot of fun producing.

Mr Claydon, along with a dozen other artists, will throw open the doors to the Barracks, at East Fork, during the inaugural Banjo Paterson Festival this month.

He picked two of the bush poet’s poems, The Man from Ironbark and Bush Christening as inspiration for two artworks in the exhibition and he said they both tell great tales.

“Country people like them because they’ve got a sense of humour,” he said.

“I like to tell different stories.”

Colour City Creative (CCC) artists will officially open their new exhibition of works tomorrow  night.

“This exhibition is shaping up to be something very special with many of Orange’s leading well-known local artists as participating members and the driving force of the CCC community,” group president Phil Salmon said.

“The exhibition opening is set to be a vibrant occasion. Come along and talk with the artists about their work, enjoy the finger food and wine.”

All are welcome to the official opening at 7pm.

The exhibition will then be open to the public every day from 10am to 4pm until Monday February 17.

nadine.morton@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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