‘In Loving Memory of Gwendoline Florence Boromeo (Mum). 25 July 1913 – 04 January 2011,’ says it all when one examines the latest artwork by well known Lockwood artist Alan Boromeo.
Working in oils, Boromeo’s larger than life story of living in a country town has been painstakingly re-created onto an old Mercedes car which he bought locally for a mere $200 (the car still runs as he drove it into its current exhibition place at Bill’s Shed, Lockwood.)
Bendigonians will delight in recognising many things synonymous with the town, including an embellished dragon parading down the main street.
The car is not yet finished as Boromeo has to wait for the oils to dry, which can take many months, before he gets the final gloss finish applied.
When you go along to see this unique piece of artwork, you may also be in luck and meet this quietly spoken and friendly artist.
The Mercedes, registration GWEN 1913, can be seen at:
NARA Dreaming, two unique fundraising weekends,
Avisford (Bill’s Shed)
1023 Calder Alternative Highway
Sat 28 & Sun 29 May 10am—4pm
Sat 4, Sun 5 June 10am—4pm
Anne Conway & Ken Jones will be performing at 2pm on Sunday 29 May
Gold Coin donation going to support the New Horizons Welfare Services.
Any enquiries contact Anne Conway: 0418579501 or on firstname.lastname@example.org
All artwork will be available for purchase (it must remain on exhibition till the final day)
Other Artists exhibiting include:
Anne Conway performing Country Singer & Ken Jones Bush Poet,
Robyn Davis, Trina Dalton-Oogjes—Aboriginal Artists, Phil Ahearn Artist &
Bill Whitbread Photography
Georgina Jackson Jewellery Maker
Carol Guley Australiana Handbuilt Pottery (See my blog about her http://www.ourpatch.com.au/bendigo/users/stlg48/blogs/1389-artist-carol-guley )
Michael Coles Native American Influences