Two exquisite paintings of wrens sold immediately on the opening night of St John of God's Art Show fundraiser.
The water-colours, sold as a pair, are by Bendigo artist Gail Taverner, who has worked tirelessly for three decades.
Also quick to go was a magnificent big tree by Col Brown, which holds pride of place on one wall in the hospital's Atrium alongside the cafe and gift shop.
Watercolours by Terry Jarvis, several big pairings by Eileen Ballanngarry, and Georgina Riseley, as well as still lifes by Gail Casey, oils by Geoff Paynter and Patrick Verdon and works by Brian Thompson - including an intriguing small painting of a crayfish pot marker buoy - will all be on show until May 27.
The works are priced from $330 to $2400, with part of the proceeds going towards the Hospital Expansion Project.
There is also a People's Choice draw (entry forms available in the Atrium) and a $2 raffle, with first prize a Geoff Paynter painting, and second prize a limited edition print by Gail Tavener.
The Art Fundraiser, now in its sixth year, also has on display a record 660 entries from primary school students.