Artist trans­forms home into gallery

Art­works here and there... and right at home in the North Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - TV GUIDE - Book­ings to see the home gallery can be made by phon­ing Sue on 0429 063 989.

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.

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

COME ON IN: Sue Leder­hose is look­ing for­ward to show­ing peo­ple her home gallery.

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