Piece of history up for grabs with old hospital artwork put up for sale

ARTISTIC HAVEN: Wagga Hospital Auxiliary president Rodney Parsons and treasurer Elizabeth Parsons. Picture: Supplied
ARTISTIC HAVEN: Wagga Hospital Auxiliary president Rodney Parsons and treasurer Elizabeth Parsons. Picture: Supplied

A Wagga group is offering art lovers a slice of history.

The Wagga Hospital Auxiliary is selling a wide range of paintings which originally hung on the walls of the city’s old hospital, with all funds raised going towards purchasing new equipment for Wagga Rural Referral Hospital.

Auxiliary chairman Rodney Parsons said a lot of nostalgia was tied in with the artwork.

“It really is some great memorabilia,” he said.

“If you want something to remind you of the old Wagga Base Hospital, it’s right here waiting for you.

“This is the first opportunity we’ve had to put them on sale.”

Mr Parsons said any money raised for the hospital had the potential to save lives. 

“The money raised from this will really help, even if it just saves one life.”

“We want to sell as much as we can but we only have the pop-up art shop for a month so you need to be quick.”

The paintings are available in a temporary pop up shop, which opened last week and will remain open for about a month, at 20 Fitzmaurice Street.

It’s estimated approximately $600 has been raised so far. 

The Wagga Hospital Auxiliary has raised more than $1.3 million dollars over its ten year existence.