F.art in the Bush a hit

THE ORGANISERS of the F.art in the Bush event have been “blown away” by its success.

Farm art was installed at the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre at Burrumbuttock, with about 400 people viewing the installations on Saturday.

Organiser Kieran Keenan said he had been surprised by the interest with 37 entries.

“People from as far as Phillip Island, Deniliquin and Myrtleford had entries and it brought in a lot of people from out of town,” he said.

Visitors walked through bushland to view the installations and art works on a designated path.

The art works were built from recycled material typically found on a farm, with rusted metal sculptures particularly popular.

The winning piece, made by Woomargama resident Jenny Towell, will stay in the bushland with the other pieces returned to the artists.

Attendee Stefani Hunt said she was impressed by the entries.

“People were really surprised by the creativity and imagination of people,” she said.

F.art in the Bush — short for Farm Art in the Bush — aimed to raise money for a new shed at the four-hectare Wirraminna centre.

Mr Keenan said the event would return next year.