Teams of four to six children are each given a topic to paint. Every child is given one colour and one brush and take turns painting for two minutes. This creates a fast-paced environment and encourages the children to work together as they race against time to create an artwork.
When the final whistle is blown, a judge chooses the winning painting. The winning school is awarded a shield, which they will hold until next year’s exhibition.
Last year, seven schools participated and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Stratford was awarded the shield.
The paint, easels, painting boards and brushes are supplied by the local paint store. They also provide the children with a healthy lunch after they finish the relay.
This year’s Golden Brush relay will take place on the opening morning of the St Andrew’s Art Exhibition. A collection of artwork and photography created by artists from the Gippsland region will be on show.
The official opening of this year’s exhibition will be held on Friday 21 August at 7.30 pm. Robert Natoli, Education Coordinator from Gippsland Art Gallery, will be the guest speaker.
The exhibition will run from 21 August to 30 August.