Lo­cal area in­spires art

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

SUE Leder­hose gets her in­spi­ra­tion from liv­ing in the North Bur­nett. Her paint­ings of iconic lo­cal scenery are on dis­play in the ex­hibit Bites of the Bur­nett, which opened at the Gayn­dah Art Gallery last Satur­day. “The Bur­nett is my stomp­ing ground,” Mrs Leder­hose said. “I get in­spi­ra­tion from ev­ery­where. “I find great beauty in the di­ver­sity of the coun­try and I would like to share what I see.” The ex­hibit in­cludes 20 wa­ter­colour paint­ings on can­vas. The in­no­va­tive tech­nique al­lows art to be trans­ported to gal­leries with­out frag­ile glass. “The water­colours are com­pletely dif­fer­ent on can­vas; it seems to keep the colours brighter,” she said. The lo­cal themes in her art­work have been well re­ceived by the com­mu­nity. Her paint­ing of the His­toric Chowey Bridge in Biggen­den was on dis­play in the North Bur­nett Coun­cil of­fice in Gayn­dah un­til its re­lo­ca­tion to the gallery for the ex­hibit. “I’ve had Sue’s work hang­ing on the wall ofmy of­fice and many peo­ple cer­tainly re­mark on it,” Mayor Don Waugh said. “It’s pro­mot­ing the area, and it’s pro­mot­ing the arts,” he said. The Gayn­dah Art Gallery also has a new sup­ple­men­tary ex­hibit re­lat­ing to Zon­hoven, the sis­ter city of Gayn­dah. Pieces in­clude pho­tog­ra­phy do­nated from Zon­hoven Pho­tog­ra­phy Club, etch­ings from Zon­hoven Has­selt Fine Arts Academy. There is also a lithograph col­lec­tion by Ian Smith and his Bel­gian wife Nora-Anne An­son.

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