Art right from the heart

Royce Bonisch pro­vides mother’s art­work for ex­hi­bi­tion at Mun­dub­bera Art Gallery

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

THE ex­hi­bi­tion called Pri­vate Col­lec­tions is the brain­child of Royce Bonisch who put the sug­ges­tion for­ward so the Mun­dub­bera peo­ple would have some­thing to share.

Mr Bonisch said his mother was an artist in her later years and he wanted peo­ple to see his in­her­i­tance.

“My mum was a woman who fol­lowed her heart, af­ter sur­viv­ing two wars and mar­ry­ing Dolf Bonisch, she made her home at Auburn Park Sta­tion in 1939.” Mr Bonisch said.

“In her twi­light years she ful­filled her dream of fine arts.”

Mun­dub­bera Art Gallery direc­tor Sue Al­lan said the idea of peo­ple tak­ing paint­ing off the walls in their homes and dis­play­ing them may not be for ev­ery­one.

“We in­tend to do this type of ex­hi­bi­tion again in the fu­ture and ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to come to the gallery and see the ex­hibits on dis­play now and think about get­ting in­volved next time.” Coun­cil­lor Faye Whe­lan said the con­tri­bu­tion made by Mr Bonisch was one his mother would have ap­proved of.

“The gallery com­mit­tee is so happy to have Jean Bonisch’s works of art on dis­play for the com­mu­nity to see,” Cr Whe­lan said.

The Mun­dub­bera Art

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

MUN­DUB­BERA ART: Royce Bonisch, Janet Bur­chard and Steven Bur­chard ad­mire some of their fam­ily’s col­lec­tion.

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