Botan­i­cals ex­hi­bi­tion comes down to na­ture

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CRE­ATIVE: Glass artist Ju­dith Bohm-Parr at her stu­dio.

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