By Margaret Maccoll
Noosa Arts and Craft’s Trish Bradford Memorial Artastic sale was held at Wallace House on the weekend to pay tribute to the initiator of the event Trish Bradford, who passed away last year, and to raise money for the centre.
Organiser Gabby Dick said 17 exhibitors came together for the event, bringing their individual artistic works with them.
“Trish Bradford joined Wallace House in 1998 and we worked on a lot of projects together,“ Gabby said. “Last year she died. It was like losing a soul mate. This is a memorial for her.“
In order to raise money for the upkeep of Wallace House Trish came up with the idea of the annual Artastic sale held after Christmas and before the tourists depart for the school year. Another member Margaret Watt initiated Art After Dark which has proved to be very successful, particularly with people who work during the day.
Noosa Arts and Crafts president Sandy Mackie said the Artastic sale and its pop up cafe aimed to raise money toward air-conditioning Wallace House which the group hoped to achieve in March.