Local area inspires art
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.