Have a cuppa with the artists

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

IT IS time to get the cal­en­dars and di­aries out and plan a trip to the Childers Arts Space to view Liv­ing Change the Tour­ing Ex­hi­bi­tion of 2013 Queens­land Art Awards.

The theme of the ex­hi­bi­tion aims to cel­e­brate the rich­ness and di­ver­sity of re­gional and re­mote com­mu­nity.

To cel­e­brate the open­ing, CHARTS will be hold­ing a Cof­fee and Con­ver­sa­tion morn­ing with artists Robyn Ger­gos and Chris­tine Turner at the gallery on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 13 from 10am .

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs from Novem­ber 11 un­til Jan­uary 11. An Ital­ian Af­fair is com­ing to the Gin Gin Re­gional Court­house Gallery in Novem­ber.

This ex­hi­bi­tion, which runs dur­ing Novem­ber, will in­clude works by Ital­ian artists Marco Miot, Franco Ciot. Ste­fano Padovan, Loretta Cap­pan­era, Enzo Costa and Mau­r­izio Frul­lani, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Sue Pur­nell, Deon Hands and Dion Chan­ner.

Dion Chan­ner lived and worked as a teacher of English in Italy on and off for 30 years un­til June 2003.

Dur­ing the lat­ter 20 of those years, he taught English at the Univer­sity of Tri­este and made pa­per by hand in var­i­ous forms and for var­i­ous uses.

A large pro­por­tion of those uses in­volves art in one form or another. Nat­u­rally, he met and be­came friendly with a num­ber of peo­ple who are artists, among whom are the six men­tioned.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Childers Visual Arts Group mem­bers Mar­i­lyn Mur­ray and Alice McLaugh­lin who won awards in the 2014 Bund­aberg Arts Fes­ti­val.

Alice won first prize in both the Pas­tel and May­oral awards, while Mar­i­lyn won highly com­mended awards in three cat­e­gories.

Alice McLaugh­lin and Kym Con­nell re­cently opened their Cen­tre­fold ex­hi­bi­tion at the Gayn­dah Art Gallery.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is a col­lec­tion of works com­pleted dur­ing and after their out­back ex­pe­di­tion.

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures both tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary art­work and runs un­til the mid­dle of De­cem­ber

The an­nual Emerge ex­hi­bi­tion opens at BRAG to­mor­row. This ex­hi­bi­tion showcases emerg­ing, young and tal­ented artists in the re­gion and of­fers an in­sight into stu­dent cre­ativ­ity.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til De­cem­ber 7. For more con­tact BRAG on 4130 4750.

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