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Welding Workshop Participants

Ten Upper Hunter Shire women from rural properties have completed a two day workshop in Gundy, welding sculptures to express ideas around rural life.

The participants brought along scrap metal like horse shoes, barrel rings, rabbit traps, springs and old tools, and transformed them over two days as they learned to weld. Some of their sculptures will be on display at the Scone Arts and Crafts Centre during the Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival.

A social outing and upskilling were the reasons Ellenor Nixon of Merriwa, an assistant manager on her family’s property who is studying Animal Science, applied for the workshop. “It sounded like a fun way to learn,” she said. Read more....

Photo: Oberon artist and sculptor Harrie Fasher, Ellenor Nixon, Lyn Nash, Sandy McKinnon-Wallings, Nicolle Edwards, Susie Kirk, Tina Taylor, Nicole O’Reagan, Annie Rodgers.

Media release and images courtesy of the Upper Hunter Shire Council



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Regional Arts Development Officer
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Arts Upper Hunter is supported by Upper Hunter Shire Council, Singleton Council, Muswellbrook Shire Council, Gloucester Shire Council, Dungog Shire Council.
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