ARTISTS got more than they bargained for at the 14th annual Woolmers Art Exhibition at the weekend.
The exhibition saw $12,300 worth of art sold, with most works going for more than their reserve prices.
Woolmers Estate will keep 20 per cent of the profits to produce an activity guide for the historic site.
Woolmers board member Lorraine Green co-wrote the guide and said it included stories of the facility so that people could know more about its history as they walked around.
About 1000 booklets will be published using the exhibition funds, and people will also be able to download the booklet on iPads.
Ms Green said that although visitor numbers were down on previous years, the exhibition was successful and would continue.
Michael McWilliams's paintings titled Tropic Treat and Terrible Twins sold for $1500 apiece, and were the most expensive works in the exhibition.
Other works sold for $150 to $1000.
More than 80 works were featured.