New exhibits now on display
THE Gayndah and Mt Perry Art Galleries are both showing new and unique exhibits at both galleries with each showcasing something different for the art connoisseur.
Councillor John Bowen was given the honour of officially opening the latest Mt Perry exhibit on Saturday evening from Mt Perry Fine Arts Group president Shelley Kelly, titled My Art Journey.
“I started dabbling in folk art 20 years ago to which I owe my fascination to the art of painting,” Mrs Kelly said.
“I joined the Mt Perry Fine Arts Group and have attended several workshops, these have taught me how to use a variety of mediums.”
Mrs Kelly continues to evolve her art work.
“Recently I have been experimenting with the ancient art of wax painting, encaustic art and hebel carving,” Mrs Kelly said.
Local artists Sue Capewell attended the events to show of support for local art.
“Shelly has done so much for the art group over the years and is a driving force behind the annual Art Exhibition Competition,” Mrs Capewell said.
“Gayndah people including myself bought three paintings,” Mrs Capewell said.
Art will continue to be Mrs Kelly’s passion.
“As president of the Mt Perry Fine Arts Group I enjoy helping organise our local gallery, art workshops and our annual Art Exhibition,” Mrs Kelly said.
The newest exhibition at the Gayndah Art Gallery, titled Zaborin, focuses on Japanese art and will be running until Saturday, March 11.
Thirty people attended the cheese and wine night opening of the exhibit.
“Dr Salvatore Di Mauro opened the event and gave a very interesting talk on Japan,” Mrs Capewell said.
“And what has inspired these two artists to create the pieces that focus on Japanese culture.”