“NO trash, just treasure” is what the Friends of the Tweed River Art Gallery are looking for.
The Murwillumbah group will hold a fundraising art auction next Tuesday and is currently calling for donations.
“We're looking for paintings, prints, antiques, quality glass and china, and other precious items,” president Jo Nugent said.
“This is the first time we have ever done anything like this.”
Donated items should be delivered to the Tweed River Art Gallery on Mistral Road today and tomorrow between 10am and noon.
“We have already received a few donations, including a beautiful antique suitcase and china,” Mrs Nugent said.
“One man donated a stunning crystal glass, which he said belonged to his mother.
“We have even had local artists offer some works.”
Mrs Nugent, of Murwil- lumbah, said they have not set a fundraising goal but are just aiming to raise as much money as they can.
“All monies raised will be used for the acquisition of artworks for the gallery's collection and the promotion of artists through exhibitions and competitions,” she said.
“The gallery has no acquisition funds, so it relies on Friends of the Gallery and artists to donate works.”
Mrs Nugent encouraged everyone to come along to the “No Trash, Just Treasure” auction and pick up a bargain artwork or collect- able.
“I have even had a couple of local antique dealers express interest,” Mrs Nugent said.
Auction day, April 21, will include a champagne morning tea.
A preview of all items for auction will take place at the gallery at 9.30am.
Auctioneer Bernie Quinn will get the auction under way at 10am.”
Contact Mrs Nugent on (02) 6672 3327 or Marilyn Haan on (02) 6672 3529.