New exhibit opens
CHILDERS Arts Space was awash with black and white on Friday evening with the opening of its latest exhibition, Black and White.
The exhibition features artworks from local combined art groups – Bundaberg Art Society, the Childers Arts Council Visual Artists and the Gin Gin and District Fine Arts Society.
Artists were challenged to create work for this exhibition based on a restricted colour palette of black and white and all tonal shades in between using a wide range of mediums and materials.
Artists from the three groups will hold a Meet the Maker event every Saturday morning in the gallery from 9am to noon, so come in to the gallery to see how they create their masterpieces.
The exhibition runs until May 10.
Childers Quilters Inc is holding a Show and Tell on Tuesday, April 14 at the Isis Cultural Centre from 8.30am. Quilts must be registered by 9.30am.
Progressive raffles and door prizes are on offer. Admission is $7, which includes morning tea and lunch.
Childers Arts Space will hold a children’s workshop at the gallery on Thursday, April 16 from 10am to 12pm.
Making Collage Masterpieces will be conducted by Marlies Oakley, who will demonstrate the use of collage techniques to create artist trading cards, which are miniature works of art similar in size to a playing card. Across the world there is an artist trading card movement that originated with the Swiss artist Vanci Stirnemann.
Cards are produced in dry media such as pens and pencils, wet media such as watercolour and acrylic paints and paper media such as papercuts and found objects.
The cards are usually traded or exchanged. The workshop is open to ages eight to 16 years and costs $8 per participant. Phone the gallery on 4130 4876 to reserve your place.
TONAL SHADES: Visitors at the opening of the Black and White exhibition at Childers Art Space.