Cooks Gallery exhibits silent auction works

Part of the eclectic mix of retro art and clothing at Cooks Gallery this weekend. Photos / Paul Brooks

The recent Old Age, New Age Art Exhibit and Silent Auction was held in conjunction with Artists Open Studios, raising funds for Age Concern Whanganui.

Not all of the art has been sold, so these remaining pieces have been moved to Cooks Gallery, home of the Whanganui Arts Society, where they will be on display this weekend, along with an eclectic selection of vintage clothing, including dresses, purses, purses, shoes, belts, steampunk gear and more.

Part of the eclectic mix of retro art and clothing at Cooks Gallery this weekend.  Photos / Paul Brooks
Part of the eclectic mix of retro art and clothing at Cooks Gallery this weekend. Photos / Paul Brooks

The display includes prom dresses.

“Prom season is open again after two years of not having one,” says Gilly Brown, who organized the clothing show. “Rutherford Junior High School has a group of florists, and they will be doing flower arrangements [for the weekend].”

Greg Swinburne also donated some of his signature glass works to the exhibit.

The artwork is on small canvases and includes an additional painting donated by Arts Society Fellow Rob Davies. All are for sale with proceeds going to Age Concern.
Cooks Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday for viewing. The gallery is the second building through the iron gates at Trafalgar Pl, between Holdaways and Wanganui Motors off Ridgway St.

Julia P. Cluff