The annual Southern District Arts Trust “Edge of the World” art exhibition is set to furnish conversations as well as walls.
Publicity officer Lianne Andrews said there would be something to interest everybody at the week-long exhibition.
“Even the art that doesn’t [suit everybody] gets people talking about why it is art or what is nice about it,” Mrs Andrews said.
The exhibition opened on Saturday and would close on Sunday, March 7, at the Waikawa Hall.
The aim was “to get art into the community”.
“We have art from all over different areas and a lot of local artists.”
It would be exciting to see what a small community could achieve working together, she said.
“We’re not a large group and we work all week to get this exhibition up and going.”
A wide range of different art styles and mediums would be on display.
“We have pottery, we have paintings, we have sculptures.”
Metal work and woodwork would also be on show alongside craft creations.
This year, there was a special section for creations made out of bottle tops, she said.
Cultural events would round off the exhibition week.
“We are having an addressing of the haggis and then we are having a hangi, as well.
“We’ve also got a Colombian dance group doing something on the Saturday.”
This year’s guest artists would be Ross Murray and Jane and Mario Downes.
“We have our guest artist speak at a night at the Niagara Falls Cafe on the 27th.”
People would be able view the exhibition from 9am until 5pm each day.