Mar­lies Oak­ley to show­case 22 works of art at Childers Arts Space

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By ED­WINA KELLY

EVER won­dered about the back­ground to the mo­saics you walk on which adorn the pavement in the main street in Childers?

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to join Re­becca MacLean, Bund­aberg Re­gional Gal­leries’ pub­lic pro­grams of­fi­cer, on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 26, from 9.30am to 11.30am for a walk­ing tour of the pub­lic art that forms the back­ground of the main street of Childers, with guest pre­sen­ta­tions by the gal­leries’ col­lec­tions of­fi­cer Chris­tine Spence and artists who par­tic­i­pated in the project.

The event will be fol­lowed by a morn­ing tea on the bal­cony at Childers Arts Space where the meet­ing point will be.

En­try is free and no book­ings are re­quired.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact the gallery on 4130 4876.

There are only a few more days to come into Childers Arts Space to view Ju­dith Bohm-Parr’s Botan­i­cals ex­hi­bi­tion, which closes on Sun­day, Novem­ber 22.

Noth­ing New? by Bund­aberg artist Mar­lies Oak­ley is com­ing to Childers Arts Space.

This ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures a col­lec­tion of 22 art­works in­spired by iconic fig­ures from the art world, pop­u­lar cul­ture and world his­tory.

Col­lage por­traits of the Queen, Andy Warhol, An­ton Chekhov, Nel­son Man­dela and David Bowie, among oth­ers, have been pro­duced us­ing re­cy­cled postage stamps.

Each art­work uses repet­i­tive blocks of stamps to form a stylised im­age and con­tains thou­sands of stamps, in­di­vid­u­ally hand-cut to shape. The ex­hi­bi­tion com­mences on Tues­day, Novem­ber 24. Join us for the open­ing on Fri­day, Novem­ber 27. En­try is free and ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend, with com­pli­men­tary drinks and re­fresh­ments pro­vided.

Childers artist Mar­i­lyn Mur­ray is proud to present her ex­hi­bi­tion, Nat­u­ral Se­lec­tion, at Gatak­ers Art Space, 311 Kent St, Mary­bor­ough. The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures art­works that have been in­spired by the amaz­ing nat­u­ral beauty of Aus­tralia and its unique wildlife. The ex­hi­bi­tion runs from Novem­ber 30 to Jan­uary 3.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Childers quil­ter June Daniels, who won sec­ond prize in the Ap­pliqué Tra­di­tional sec­tion in the re­cent Queens­land Quil­ters show which was held at the Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in Bris­bane.

Alice McLaugh­lin ran a suc­cess­ful pas­tel work­shop at the Cre­ation Sta­tion, which is the home base of the Childers Arts Coun­cil Vis­ual Arts Group at Ap­ple Tree Creek. This was the last work­shop for the year, with the group wind­ing down for the Christ­mas break.

The last day of the year will in­cor­po­rate the an­nual Christ­mas party on De­cem­ber 3 when all mem­bers come to­gether for a shared lunch and se­cret Santa gift giv­ing.

Gin Gin Court­house Gallery will be ex­hibit­ing art­works from Gin Gin State High School Year 10, 11 and 12 emerg­ing art stu­dents.

The ex­hi­bi­tion, ti­tled Un­tamed Things, fea­tures works which ex­plore a range of me­dia in­clud­ing hand-coloured lino prints, paint­ings, draw­ings, pho­tog­ra­phy, in­stal­la­tion, hand-built ce­ram­ics and jew­ellery.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til De­cem­ber 16.

The pub­lic is in­vited to visit the gallery to view the art­work of th­ese emerg­ing young artists.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the gallery on 4157 2154.

Ed­wina Kelly The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures art­works that have been in­spired by the amaz­ing nat­u­ral beauty of Aus­tralia


ARTIST: Mar­lies Oak­ley with her art­work of the Queen.

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