THE Zig Zag Steam Exhibition and Art Prize launched at Lithgow’s Gang Gang Gallery on Saturday, October 5.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole officially opened the event at 2.30pm. The exhibition will continue until October 28.
The exhibition and art prize is a celebration of the first steam train to traverse the Great Zig Zag Railway and arrive in Bowenfels.
Artists residing in NSW were invited to enter up to three artworks for consideration in the exhibition with a prize of $1500 awarded to the most outstanding entry along with a $500 People’s Choice Award.
They were encouraged to explore the theme of the Great Ziig Zag Railway through their favourite medium for their entries in the exhibition.
Mr Toole said there are many aspects of the railway being covered in the exhibition, from its construction, the trains that run on the line, the viaducts and stations, passengers and train staff to name a few.