Black Friday camp out with a twist as art lovers brave Hobart cold for chance to buy paintings

Black Friday camp out with a twist as art lovers brave Hobart cold for chance to buy paintings

Black Friday camp out with a twist as art lovers brave Hobart cold for chance to buy paintings On Black Friday eve in Hobart, people weren't camping out in the cold for a chance at buying a big TV, they were lining up for a shot at buying artworks worth tens of thousands of dollars. Key points: - Art lovers camped outside Salamanca's Handmark Gallery to secure the latest batch of 21 paintings from artist Michael McWilliams - Some pieces are valued at up to $45,000 - McWilliams is known for his paintings of Tasmanian landscapes and animals, often with strong conservation themes Tasmanian artist Michael McWilliams was given a rockstar reception to his latest exhibition with people camping out overnight in order to secure one of his 21 paintings. …
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