Exhibition to help Diggers
WARWICK artist Dennis Hope will hold a special exhibition of his drawings early in the new year to raise funds for wounded Australian diggers.
Mr Hope - who specialises in graphic art and architecture - will place works on display at the Warwick Art Gallery for several weeks from late February next year.
"My exhibition will be of pen, ink and water colour scenes in different parts of Australia, including scenes of Warwick," he said.
"I intend to share the proceeds of the exhibition with a support group helping wounded soldiers from the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and their families.
"At the conclusion of the exhibition I intend to make reproductive rights of my drawings available for the same fundraising group."
Mr Hope and his wife Marjorie moved from Brisbane to Warwick five years ago, but previously lived at Armidale where they built an art gallery and reception centre.
Many of his works of historical buildings at Armidale were reproduced on placemats, cards, coasters and tea towels and his Warwick images have featured in the Daily News and Southern Downs Weekly.
Mr Hope is originally from England and migrated to Australia in 1951, marrying Marj at Mildura in 1960.
The Hope exhibition at the Warwick Art Gallery will run from February 26 to March 29.