17 May, 2024

Guitar artwork a plucky idea

Woodford RSL sub-branch treasurer and Queensland representative for Guitars for Vets, Paul Malone, met Woodford Community Art Group members to talk about Guitars for Veterans Australia.

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“We assist those that served by seeking donations of used or new guitars, together with financial support for lessons,” Paul said.

“G4VA coordinates veterans and delivers a structured professional guitar training program of 10 lessons and a free guitar.

“Guitars for Vets Australia are an ACNC not-for-profit organisation with a simple objective to assist veterans discover the joy of music in the form of the simple guitar – strings and wood.

“We believe ‘Where words fail, music speaks’.”

To raise money to provide lessons for the veterans, artists repurpose old guitars into artwork to generate funding.

Woodford Community Art Group president Shirley Armstrong said the group was excited to work on the project, and would be the first Queensland artists to contribute to it.

Information about G4VA can be found on the Guitars for Vets Australia facebook page, and


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