F.ART IN THE BUSH: Burrumbuttock farm art event sure to be a gas

A PIG-shaped mailbox, a bathtub that looks like a submarine and a dog made out of old car parts are some of the pieces you could see at the Burrumbuttock farm art prize.

The Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre is calling for entries for the first ‘F.art in the bush’ that will be on show on Saturday, August 9.

Committee chairman Darryl Jacob said the name for the event was a cheeky play on words.

“We hope to have a lot of fun,” he said.

“The sky’s the limit with innovation and the imagination.”

Mr Jacob said the art works could be made out of recycled material, anything from steel to timber.

They will then be placed along the walking tracks of the four-hectare park that has wetlands, bush and landscaped areas.

A panel of judges will award $2000 to the winner and $500 to a runner-up.

There will also be a $500 people’s choice award.

The winning entries will stay at the centre, with hopes that one day it will become a tourist attraction.

Proceeds from the event will be used to build a shelter shed for children and visitors to the park.

Entries close on August 6.