More than 100 people turned out to see the launch of Solveig’s “Colourful Mullumbimbians” portrait exhibition at the Empire on Thursday night.

The exhibition, which celebrates our community through the colourful characters that call Mullumbimby home, was well-received with performer Dannidoo Butterfly the crowd favourite.

The other portraits were comedy queen Mandy Nolan, actor/activist Tony Barry, singer-songwriter Rebecca Ireland, hitch-hiking life coach Shanti Ananda and environmental campaigner Paul Brecht.

The sitters for each of the portraits were in attendance, except for Tony Barry who Skyped in during the evening to announce the winner of a Solveig signature print.

Solveig was delighted with how the night turned out.

“The exhibition was a culmination of a year’s work. It was such a delight to see all those people enjoying gift to the community,” Solveig said.

“Now it’s time to get back to the studio.”

Special thanks to the Empire for hosting the event and providing delicious food, the Courthouse Hotel in conjunction with Coopers and Tobacco Road for providing drinks, and Mullum Mac for their technology support and organisation of the event.