Botanicals exhibition comes down to nature
CHILDERS Arts Space was transformed into a natural wonderland when local artist Judith Bohm-Parr’s Botanicals exhibition opened to the public on September 29.
An established glass artist for 30 years, Ms Bohm-Parr relocated to the Childers region in 2014 after living in far north Queensland.
She has spent many months creating Botanicals.
She has been inspired by the extensive landscape of her garden and the flora and fauna she observes on a daily basis.
“I never tire of portraying the endless repertoire Mother Nature provides,” Ms Bohm-Parr said.
For this exhibition, Ms Bohm-Parr has used the ancient technique of pâte de verre (or “paste of glass”) where crushed glass is mixed, bound and then thinly layered into a mould before being slowly fired.
Bundaberg Regional Galleries exhibitions officer Trudie Leigo said the galleries were delighted to be able to program Botanicals during the CRUSH Festival
“We hope it helps expand the audience for Ms Bohm-Parr’s amazing work,” she said.
Botanicals will be open to visitors until November 22.
The official opening of the exhibition will be on Thursday, October 1, at CHARTS, which marks the beginning of the annual CRUSH Festival.
CREATIVE: Glass artist Judith Bohm-Parr at her studio.