Re­gion is awash with great tal­ent

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

THE tal­ent of artists in our re­gion can be taken for granted.

Some peo­ple have been here so long they have for­got­ten, and oth­ers are new to the area and don’t re­alise how many gifted artists we have.

Last week I met a new res­i­dent, just moved from Glad­stone to Gayn­dah, and the first thing I rec­om­mended was to go to the Gayn­dah Art Gallery.

Con­verted from an empty con­vent into a con­tem­po­rary art space, it’s a re­mark­able build­ing (not to men­tion hous­ing the only el­e­va­tor in Gayn­dah).

The mu­seum’s cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion features works from Mun­dub­bera artist Sue Leder­hose.

Mun­dub­bera Re­gional Art Gallery has also just opened a new ex­hibit ti­tled Col­lec­tively Gayn­dah.

It features many of Gayn­dah’s best tal­ents and it’s great to see the two towns en­joy­ing each other’s artists.

My per­sonal favourite form of art is pho­tog­ra­phy.

And when I asked read­ers to sub­mit their best sun­set pho­tos over Christ­mas, the re­sponse was in­cred­i­ble.

The page of our favourite sun­sets in last week’s edi­tion looked amaz­ing.

Con­sid­er­ing how many great pho­tog­ra­phers there are in the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett, we want to con­tinue get­ting reader sub­mis­sions.

So the next pho­tog­ra­phy chal­lenge is to find a piece of his­tory, take a cre­ative shot, and send it in.

If you have ac­cess to the in­ter­net, keep an eye on face­­tra­lAnd­North­Bur­nett­Times where I’ll put up an ex­am­ple to kick things off.

And email your Bran­don Livesay Gayn­dah jour­nal­ist




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