TINY TREASURES : Grafton Regional Gallery director Jude McBean shows off one of the many original artworks up for auction during its biennial Postcard exhibition.
TINY TREASURES : Grafton Regional Gallery director Jude McBean shows off one of the many original artworks up for auction during its biennial Postcard exhibition. Adam Hourigan

When it comes to collecting art, start small

tFANCY owning an original work of art by an Archibald winner?

Don’t have a trust fund you can access to buy it?

Well you won’t need to if you come along to the Grafton Regional Gallery and check out its Postcard Show.

While the artworks may be pint-sized, the names and reputations behind them certainly aren’t.

One-off creations donated by gallery patron Ken Done, Wendy Sharpe (winner Archibald in 1996), Robert Moore and Rona Green are all up for grabs at the biennial exhibition that helps to raise funds for the 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award.

Gallery director Jude McBean said the show was a good opportunity to buy an original artwork at a bargain price.

“You can pay the same for a mass produced print from a chain store, so why not start collecting the real thing,” Ms McBean said.

There are a range of items on offer from traditional watercolours, drawings, mixed media, sculptures, photographs and screen prints.

The Postcards are for sale by silent auction so call into the gallery and grab a number and you can start sticking up your bids now.

Final prices will be decided on Saturday, March 12 at 11am when all items will be auctioned publicly in the traditional way by Grafton auctioneer Angus McKimm.

If no-one out bids your silent offer on the day, the artwork is yours.

If you are after something likely to be sought-after, best you turn up on the day to increase your success rate.



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