Childers artists visit Gin Gin arts so­ci­ety

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

THE Childers Arts Coun­cil Vis­ual Arts Group had an en­joy­able day vis­it­ing the Gin Gin Fine Arts So­ci­ety on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 16.

They set up paints, pas­tels and easels to cap­ture the vary­ing streetscape on a busy weekday in Gin Gin.

The Gin Gin artists made the guests feel welcome and pre­pared a morn­ing tea on the ve­randa of the Old Court­house Gallery.

The Gin Gin Court­house Gallery proudly presents Cen­tre­fold by Alice McLaugh­lin and Kym Con­nell.

In 2013, the two artists em­barked on a six-week artis­tic jour­ney.

The pair had a goal to move away from their usual sur­round­ings of Ap­ple Tree Creek and Childers and con­cen­trate on ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the un­fa­mil­iar, in­spir­ing land­scapes of Cen­tral Aus­tralia.

The trip was Ms McLaugh­lin’s third and Ms Con­nell’s first visit to the re­gion.

To­gether they trav­elled with pas­tels, acrylics and draw­ing ma­te­ri­als.

Both com­pleted some works while they were away, as well as fill­ing their jour­nals with sketches and ob­ser­va­tions to be de­vel­oped once they re­turned home. The pair took ap­prox­i­mately 4000 photos to be used as sources for their work.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs from 26 Septem­ber to 5 Novem­ber. The com­mu­nity is en­cour­aged to have a look at all the amaz­ing sights of cen­tral Aus­tralia.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

ARTS OPEN: The latest work by Alice McLaugh­lin, Shad­ows on the Sand, now on show at the Gin Gin Court­house Gallery.

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