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HAVE you spotted any weird and won­der­ful knitted items in strange places yet?

To cel­e­brate the Por­traits of a Tea Cosy ex­hi­bi­tion at the Bund­aberg Re­gional Art Gallery, Knit­ting Up a Storm has been launched.

What is Knit­ting up a Storm? A num­ber of anony­mous knit­ters and cro­cheters from the lo­cal re­gion have been busy cre­at­ing a wild as­sort­ment of knitted nov­el­ties and “yarn-bomb­ing” cafes, shops and parks.

A num­ber of knit­ting and cro­chet groups have been formed to cel­e­brate their love of the art. Groups in­clude: K1P1, who are based in the Childers re­gion; Oak­wool­ers from Bund­aberg and Oak­wood; and the Ninja Knit­ters from Bar­gara.

You can fol­low Knit­ting Up a Storm via our web­site – brag-brc.org.au – un­der spe­cial events, which in­cludes a tool called PlaceS­to­ries that is a unique in­ter­ac­tive map and sto­ry­telling tool.

Our Knit­ting up a Storm Places­tory will high­light lo­ca­tions and pho­tos of the won­der­ful “woolies”.

Por­traits of a Tea Cosy has opened at the Bund­aberg Re­gional Art Gallery at Gallery 2 and runs un­til June 1.

DID you make it along to the open­ing of Speak­ing About Place at the Childers Art Space (Charts) last Satur­day?

If not, the ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til May 25 and show­cases pho­tog­ra­phy from the Childers and Bund­aberg re­gions, taken early evenings and us­ing noc­tur­nal light.

An ex­cit­ing el­e­ment of the ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes work from a num­ber of lo­cal pho­tog­ra­phers whom Doug Spowart and Vic­to­ria Cooper have been men­tor­ing as part of the Noc­turne Bund­aberg Re­gion project.

You can keep up-to-date with the de­vel­op­ments on­line here: noc­tur­nelink.com.

THE talk of the town for arts in Childers this week has been Pilot­light Pro­duc­tions bring­ing back com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion 88FM.

Pres­i­dent Tony Carey has promised the sta­tion will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal artists to show­case their mu­sic and sto­ries.

If you’d like to sup­port the sta­tion, phone 0417 930 579.

ARE you aware of the emerg­ing artist space at Charts?

This month, Pa­tri­cia Deller-Smith (or Gin­ger as she is gen­er­ally known) will be show­ing her Yarn­ing About Land­scape work.

If you, or some­one you know, would like to ap­ply for this op­por­tu­nity, please phone Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil com­mu­nity arts of­fi­cer Jenny Gil­bert­son on 4130 4750 or 0409 068 419, or email jenny.gil­bert­son@bund­aberg.qld.gov.au

AS PART of RE:ACT Youth Month, Isis District High School will present the Youth Mu­sic Expo, open to stu­dents from Years 5 to 12.

The expo will be open to con­tem­po­rary mu­sic, clas­si­cal, solo and vo­cal per­for­mances, and will of­fer great prizes.

The event will be held at the high school sta­dium on Tues­day, April 29 from 6.30–8.30pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ralph Thur­low on 4192 1246.

Gold coin en­try for non-stu­dents.

A QUICK re­minder about a great pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­nity.

The Na­tional Gallery of Aus­tralia, Mu­seum and Gallery Ser­vices Queens­land and Alzheimer’s Aus­tralia are col­lab­o­rat­ing with Bund­aberg Re­gional Gal­leries to for­mu­late an Art and Alzheimer’s pro­gram for our re­gion.

Any­one who is a lo­cal health care provider, gallery staff mem­ber or other in­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als and would like to learn more and be part of this process are in­vited to at­tend a free two-day work­shop in Bund­aberg on April 23–24.

To re­serve a place, con­tact the gallery by email­ing bra­gad­min@bund­aberg.qld.gov.au or phon­ing 4130 4750.

LASTLY, don’t for­get to con­tact me at brag­mar­ket­ing@bund­aberg.qld.gov.au with your arts and cul­ture news.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ART: Have you no­ticed a fewknit­ted goods around town­lately?

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

COLOURFUL CRE­ATIONS: Li­brary mice pro­duced by the K1P1 group for the Knit­ting Up a Storm Project.

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