Liv­ing Change at CHARTS

Isis Town and Country - - Life - By ED­WINA KELLY Bund­aberg Re­gional Gal­leries

THE tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion of the pres­ti­gious 2013 Queens­land Re­gional Art Awards, Liv­ing Change, has landed at the Childers Arts Space.

To cel­e­brate the open­ing, CHARTS will host a Cof­fee and Con­ver­sa­tion event to­day, Novem­ber 13, from 10–11am.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come and have a chat with two of the artists, Chris­tine Turner and Robyn Ger­gos, and en­try is free.

Cu­rated by Tim Mor­rell (art writer, cu­ra­tor and for­mer cu­ra­tor of Aus­tralian Con­tem­po­rary Art, QAG), this im­pres­sive ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures the di­verse art­work of 32 of the finest emerg­ing and es­tab­lished artists work­ing in re­gional and re­mote Queens­land.

Artists were in­vited to re­spond to the theme of Liv­ing Change and ex­plore how it re­lated to the lives, peo­ple and places of re­gional and re­mote Queens­land com­mu­ni­ties.

The ex­hi­bi­tion high­lights the amaz­ing and tal­ented artists who work across re­gional com­mu­ni­ties in Queens­land and the art­works will def­i­nitely res­onate with our com­mu­nity.

In­ter­ested in re­cy­cling? CHARTS is hold­ing two school hol­i­day work­shops us­ing re­cy­cled items on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 7.

The work­shops will show stu­dents how to make pa­per bowls, pa­per plates and pa­per wall hang­ings us­ing the pressed pulped tech­nique.

Work­shop tu­tor Mary El­iz­a­beth Bar­ron works largely with plant fi­bre or re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als us­ing pa­per­mak­ing and bas­ketry tech­niques.

Dur­ing the Pa­per Bowl and Plate work­shops, chil­dren will make orig­i­nal dec­o­ra­tive plates from re­cy­cled pa­per us­ing the pressed pulp tech­nique.

Pa­per Wall Hang­ing par­tic­i­pants will cre­ate orig­i­nal wall hang­ings or art­works suit­able for fram­ing from re­cy­cled pa­per pulp, other re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als and dried plant ma­te­rial.

For book­ings and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone the gallery on 4130 4876 or email chart­sad­min@bund­aberg.qld.gov.au.

The Childers Arts Coun­cil Visual Arts Group is wind­ing down from a very suc­cess­ful and pro­duc­tive year.

Many won­der­ful art­works were pro­duced at the Cre­ation Sta­tion ( 10 Heb­bards Rd, Ap­ple Tree Creek) in the past year.

To cel­e­brate another suc­cess­ful year, the group is hold­ing a Christ­mas func­tion at the Cre­ation Sta­tion on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 4.

It will be an in­for­mal “bring a plate” and “se­cret Santa” get-to­gether where mem­bers of the group can share sto­ries and gen­er­ally en­joy each other’s company.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing in the ca­ma­raderie of this very ac­tive group is wel­come to at­tend on the day.

The art group will re­con­vene with re­newed en­ergy on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 5.

Their first chal­lenge will be a shared ex­hi­bi­tion with mem­bers of the Bund­aberg and Gin Gin art groups. The ti­tle is Black and White and the ex­hi­bi­tion will be dis­played at CHARTS in March.

The group wishes to thank Alice and Alec McLaugh­lin for re­peat­edly giv­ing their time and home to foster the growth of cre­ative ex­pres­sion in the Childers area.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MEET THE ARTIST: Robyn Ger­gos, whose work Face of a Sol­dier, is shown above, will be at this morn­ing’s Cof­fee and Con­ver­sa­tion event at Childers Art Space.

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