LOCAL artist Lorna Creagan will put her artistic talents to good work when she holds a fundraising exhibition this weekend.
The 86-year-old resident of Newling Gardens retirement village is holding a retrospective of her art and photography work, with all funds going towards those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.
While Mrs Creagan received “an A in school” for art, it wasn’t until she was in her 50s that she was able to focus on developing her skills and later completed an Associate Diploma in Creative Arts and Crafts from the University of Newcastle in 2001.
Mrs Creagan said she was inspired to showcase 70 of her works after hearing about the earthquake’s aftermath.
The artist said she hopes to raise at least $2000, with all money going directly to Anglicare in Nepal. “It will go right into the pockets of poor people,” Mrs Creagan said. “I’m not taking anything out of the proceeds for the exhibition costs.”
Small art works will also be for sale.
The exhibition will run from 10am to 5pm tomorrow and 11am to 5pm on Sunday at Villa 106 Newling Gardens at 173 Taylor Street.