This year’s Griffin Festival of the Arts got off to a great start at the official opening on Friday, 9 September, after months of preparation.
The opening night was a wonderful event with more than 100 people crowding the Collie Art Gallery and PCYC – the two venues hosting more than 400 works of art.
It was attended by the Griffin Coal’s Executive Officer, Vinod Kumar, as well as the Member for Collie-Preston, Mick Murray, and Deputy President of the Shire of Collie, Glen Yates, along with other special guests.
The festival also included a Steere Street mural painting conducted by Lori Pensini, Andrew Frazer and a group of enthusiastic young members of the Collie community.
Another new component of this year’s festival was Shakespeare Shenanigans, a performing arts production held at the Collie Senior High School Performing Arts Centre.
The Street Fair was a great success as usual, as was the Literary Festival held at the Collie Library.
The exhibition continues at the Collie Art Gallery until 9 October.