Two Australian paintings will be up for grabs at the 10th annual Australian Opal Exhibition in August.
‘The Aladdin Opal Mine’ by Broken Hill-based artist Jack Absalom will be sold during a silent auction at the exhibition’s gala dinner while John Murray’s ‘Bushfire amongst the garden gnomes’ by Lightning Ridge artist John Murray will be raffled.
Exhibition committee president Janice Evert said “the painting of a famous boulder opal mine and a painting by an artist who lives in the home of black opal” were a fitting way to celebrate the exhibition’s 10th anniversary as “opal is nature’s palette displaying every colour of the rainbow in magnificent fashion”.
She said the trade-only event will showcase “the greatest range of opal seen in the one location”.
“Queensland, NSW and South Australian miners and wholesalers will be exhibiting black opal, boulder opal, light opal, fine jewellery, fashion jewellery, rough, rubs and cut and polished stones – in short anything and everything opal.”
The Australian Opal Exhibition will be held from August 4 to 5 at the QT Gold Coast hotel in Surfers Paradise.
For more information visit www.austopalexpo.com.au