Art stolen, heart broken

A CHILD’S painting has been stolen from the Bayswater Art Awards and Exhibition, leaving the young artist devastated.

Malinda Coppola issued an online appeal saying her 14-year-old daughter Grace’s painting was stolen from Maylands The Rise, and asking people to share the image in the hope someone might have spotted it.

• Get in touch with Bayswater’s security watch service if you’ve seen this.

• Get in touch with Bayswater’s security watch service if you’ve seen this.

It would’ve been nicked in the lead-up to October 18, when the gallery was open to the public.

“What was supposed to be a fun experience has now been incredibly dampened by the fact that her artwork was in fact stolen,” Ms Coppola says.

“Words really cannot express how upsetting this whole situation has been, especially for Grace who has worked very hard on her piece and was really proud of her efforts. I am utterly disgusted and disappointed that this has happened.”

The council’s pointing people to contact the city’s security watch service on 1300 360 333 if they have info on the stolen painting.

by DAVID BELL

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