Art and evolution
LITHOGRAPHS depicting Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution will be unveiled at Gayndah Art Gallery this Friday night.
The lithographs were gifted to Gayndah by Belgian city Zonhoven, on the 20th anniversary of the sister city agreement between to the two towns.
Gayndah Art Gallery representative Arthur Marshall said the lithographs were created by Zonhoven Hasselt Fine Arts Academy students and were a tongue-in-cheek look at Darwin’s theory of evolution.
“Eventually we had the 25th sister city anniversary at the gallery (in 2014), and we decided to frame the lithographs,” Mr Marshall said.
“We approached the Masonic Lodge to fund the framing of the lithographs, which cost $1200, and the Gayndah Development Association to fund the hanging equipment worth $500.”
The 12 frames of lithographs, grouped by theme, will be unveiled at Gayndah Art Gallery on Friday, May 1, at 7pm.