Fairview Retirement Village presents Art for Heart's Sake exhibition of residents' works

More than 140 artworks by the talented residents of Fairview Retirement Village will be on display this Friday evening at Fairview’s biennial art exhibition.

‘Art for Heart’s Sake’ is the third exhibition of works by Fairview artists, and will feature artworks of a variety of mediums which 48 residents have been busy creating over the past two years.

Everything from landscapes and portraits to still life and abstracts will be on display.

All artworks will be for sale on the evening, along with a Peg McCumstie painting which has been anonymously donated.

“Peg was a wonderful artist in her own right, as well as an amazing citizen in our community,” Fairview volunteer Joy Holmes said.

“She was a founding member of the Moree Plains Gallery and the Moree Arts Council. This is a great honour and privilege.”

All funds raised at the exhibition will go towards continuing Fairview’s art therapy program through the purchase of new materials.

The program is run by five volunteers each Monday morning, and Ms Holmes said it’s great therapy for the residents in the dementia unit.

“It’s a great way for them to relax, create and enjoy themselves,” she said.

“It’s a good release for them.”

The whole community is invited to attend the ‘Art for Heart’s Sake’ exhibition, which will be held at Fairview from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Friday, October 13. Entry is $10 which includes refreshments and a lucky door prize.