Artist transforms home into gallery
Artworks here and there... and right at home in the North Burnett
MUNDUBBERA artist Sue Lederhose is expanding her presence in the local North Burnett community.
As part of an arts trail initiative of the Bundaberg Arts Festival Association, Mrs Lederhose has turned several rooms of her home into an art gallery.
“I’ve had it open for just one week,” Mrs Lederhose said.
“I’ve already had my first customers come through.
“I’ve got two big rooms that can fit a lot of art in them.”
The home will be open by appointment, or when a flag is up outside, indicating Mrs Lederhose is home.
“I’ve developed a place where people can have coffee and tea and sit,” she said.
“Hopefully it will be a nice place to visit and sit for a while.”
In addition to the home gallery, Mrs Lederhose will launch a new exhibition, called Here and There, at the Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery on July 1.
“There will be a lot of paintings of local areas such as Mount Perry, Mundubbera, the street scenes, Gayndah,” she said.
“I’m hoping the local scenes will attract some sales.”
Award-winning artwork interpreting events related to the FirstWorldWar will also be on display, as will some images from Mrs Lederhose’s artistic residency in Thailand, in 2014.
“Thailand was the most amazing place,” she said.
“I was the first official resident at the Sam Rit residency.
“It was as far removed from a cruise as you could imagine.
“It was five hours north-east from Bangkok and I was the only English speaker in the village.”
During her two-week residency, Mrs Lederhose soaked up the culture and took a number of reference photographs to influence her art.
“There was a big studio set up where I did a lot of what I’d call thumbnails – small pieces interpreting what I saw,” she said.
“I gave them away to people I knew, because I had my photographic stuff.
“My daughter even went to school there for the two weeks.
“I’d love to go back to that area and do some volunteer work.”
Mrs Lederhose said there is a lot she loves about art.
“It makes my soul sing... it makes me feel happy inside,” she said.
“I can’t express it any better.
“I’ve come to realise I’m a very visual person and I see shape and line and colour and just to express that is amazing.”
Here and There opens at the Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery at 3pm on July 1.
It makes my soul sing... it makes me feel happy inside, I can’t express it any better. I’ve come to realise I’m a very visual person, I see shape and line and colour and just to express that is amazing.
COME ON IN: Sue Lederhose is looking forward to showing people her home gallery.