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Art Exhibition Focuses on End to War

AN important exhibition that commemorates the centenary of the Armistice that brought about the end of the First World War will soon be on display at the Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery in Toogoolawah.

Somerset residents are invited to a special free opening of the exhibit, An End to Conflict, on Saturday, 10 November from 2pm to 4pm which will include light refreshments.

The exhibit, which opens to the public at 10am on Saturday, 10 November and will feature a series of paintings, Why War, by Toogoolawah resident Merton Chambers and an installation of remembrance poppies created by artists Christ Just and Jayne Hodge in conjunction with the community.

The exhibit will also feature various items of significance to the people of Somerset including medals, photographs, letters, uniforms and information regarding Roderick Stanley Dallas, Air Ace, Dr Edith Fox, the Esk Hospital, the Australian Cycle Corp and Light Horse as well as various other well-known Somerset families.

Bookings for the free opening event are essential and can be made by phoning Somerset Regional Council, who manages the gallery, by Wednesday, 7 November on 5424 4000 or the gallery directly on 5423 1036.

The exhibit will be showcased at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah until Sunday, 9 December 2018.

The gallery is open daily from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The gallery will be closed from Monday, 5 November until Friday, 9 November for exhibition changeover however the visitor information centre services will still be offered during this time.

The Yellow Submarine, Oil pastel on canvas by artist Merton Chambers will feature in the new exhibit An End to Conflict at the Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery.