Art exhibition at The Centre Beaudesert celebrates family pets

SCENIC Rim Regional Council in August called on community members of all ages and artistic abilities to submit a photo or artwork of their pet for The Centre Beaudesert's final exhibition of 2019, which launched last Saturday.

A council spokesperson said local pet lovers rose to the challenge, providing insight into how much we value our non-human companions.

"This community exhibition invited everyone to share personal and family photographs, selfies and small artworks which captured the joys of owning pets and the part they play within families and the community," the spokesperson said.

Pets were featured in photographs, paintings and even a whole gallery of drawings created by children from Good Start Early Learning in Beaudesert.

Most agreed the hardest part was the challenge to sum up their pet in three words, with some creative titles including "Angry eyed fluffball", "Our little rat" and "Blue crustacean cocktail".

Former mayor Joy Drescher was happy to pose in front of a portrait of herself and dog Archie submitted by local artist Lynn Price.

"Archie is my daughter's dog but I've looked after him since she went overseas, so I guess he is my dog too," Ms Drescher said.