Handiwork exhibited

By Country News

The talented work of CWA Goulburn Valley West members was on display in Tatura on August 26.

The Creative Arts Exhibition was at Victory Hall, with hundreds of handmade items entered into the annual event.

‘‘This year we had 710 entries, which is fantastic and is up on last year by about 100 entries — so that made us very excited,’’ exhibition convenor Janette Mason said.

Members entered their work into 18 different categories, with CWA judges selecting first and second-place winners from each category.

The winning entries received certificates and trophies for their work, with Ms Mason saying members spent many hours perfecting their entries.

The eight branches in the Goulburn Valley West division also entered a group display, with each branch putting together five items on a chosen theme.

‘‘This year’s theme was Australian native plants, and even the food items included had to be Australian,’’ CWA Goulburn Valley West group president Lyn Trezise said.

‘‘The Creative Arts Exhibition is an exhibition of literally everything, from floral displays, cooking, sewing, photography, knitting and even a wonderful junior section.’’