Our favourite gardening columnist Bill Greer shows off his prehistoric side – in the form of a model of a T-Rex dinosaur – at the Warwick Art Gallery’s Flash Exhibition yesterday.
Our favourite gardening columnist Bill Greer shows off his prehistoric side – in the form of a model of a T-Rex dinosaur – at the Warwick Art Gallery’s Flash Exhibition yesterday.

Art Gallery Flash Exhibition held

SIDE-STEPPING past a scary-looking miniature T-Rex, admiring fashionable dresses and hats Audrey Hepburn would have stepped out in and watching a shawl being spun from mohair was like taking a walk through history yesterday.

It was, in fact, the Warwick Art Gallery’s Flash Exhibition which featured the talents of the gallery’s members and volunteers.

Daily News gardening columnist and part-time model – sorry, modeller – Bill Greer showed off his scale T-Rex model, still marvelling at how precise the proportions were.

“I bought it as a kit at Aldi for 50 bucks – it’s very accurate and beautifully done,” Mr Greer said, who also proudly showed off his models of various world icons like the Sydney Opera House and Eiffel Tower.

Another popular exhibition was Rita Crawford’s collection of handmade hats and fascinators.

“My favourite one I call Holly go Lightly, inspired by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Mrs Crawford said.

“The netting is very 1950s. A lot of my work is inspired by the past.”

Soaking up the summer sun was textile artist Clare Cotton and her unique form of artwork – silk sitting in pots and jars filled with “natural dyes” of water and bits of flora.

“The wattle pods and the brass pot working as a mordant helps transfer the dye onto the silk,” Ms Cotton said.

“It’s a fun thing to do, just potting around on my patio and coming up with unique ideas.”


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