Artist plucks prime prize at Foodie fair
EOIN McSwan and his rooster picked up the inaugural Foodie Art Prize yesterday at Grafton Regional Art Gallery.
The former blacksmith- turned artist had two entries in the event, launched as part of the 2013 Causley Fresh Gate to Plate to highlight the line between art and food.
Mr McSwan, of Grafton, said he was surprised to win but was chuffed that his other entry had also been purchased by the gallery and would likely take up residence in the Maclean Council Chambers.
Made of mild steel, the rooster hasn't been coated with anything so Mr McSwan the said the elements will do the colouring of him and he'll end up a "nice rusty brown".
Other entries will be displayed at the Food and Wine Festivale on Sunday, 8am to 3pm at the Barn and surrounding area.
Unsold artworks can be collected 3-4pm at the Festivale or the gallery from Tuesday, September 17.