Arts space on show in Childers

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CHILDERS Arts Space is pleased to present Earth Coats, by Howard-based artist Jo Wil­liams.

The ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the lay­ers of dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ences ev­ery­one gath­ers on their jour­ney through life, through the dif­fer­ent “coats” we all wear.

Orig­i­nally in­spired by a fairy­tale, Wil­liams’ imag­i­na­tion and cre­ativ­ity shine through in her cre­ations, which are based on the pow­er­ful shape of the ki­mono.

The ex­hi­bi­tion opens on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 16.

Join in for the open­ing cel­e­bra­tion with Jo on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 19, at 5.30pm at the gallery.

It is a free event with free drinks and re­fresh­ments pro­vided.

The Earth Coats Bus Trip and Stu­dio Tour on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, will of­fer par­tic­i­pants an op­por­tu­nity to view the ex­hi­bi­tion at CHARTS, where Jo will en­gage par­tic­i­pants with a floor talk be­fore con­tin­u­ing with a tour to her stu­dio at Howard.

Morn­ing tea on the bal­cony is in­cluded. The cost for this event for par­tic­i­pants join­ing the tour at Childers is $12 per per­son.

The Fire­house Pot­ters are hold­ing a six-week pot­tery course at their pot­tery shed on Satur­days from 9am to 3pm, start­ing on Jan­uary 30.

Par­tic­i­pants will learn a wide range of pot­ting tech­niques. Fir­ing, glaz­ing, clay, tools and other re­lated equip­ment will be avail­able at the club. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Wendy on 4126 2651 or 0478 629 773.

Childers artist Glenda Soper will be con­duct­ing a wet felt­ing work­shop on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 13, from 9am to 1.30pm at 30 Yella Lne, Redridge.

The work­shop is for begin­ners and par­tic­i­pants will learn the ba­sics of lay­ing woollen fi­bre (rov­ing) and adding var­i­ous pieces of as­sorted yarn and silk threads to trans­form them into a unique fab­ric which can then be used in many dif­fer­ent ways. Par­tic­i­pants will make a brooch by cov­er­ing a large metal but­ton and a book­mark.

The cost of the work­shop is $35 per per­son, which in­cludes morn­ing tea. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Glenda on 4126 8392.

The Paragon Cre­ative Pop up Shop is look­ing for cre­ative peo­ple who are in­ter­ested in rent­ing space in their shop un­til Satur­day, Jan­uary 24. The shop opened its doors on Satur­day, Jan­uary 9. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to have your work dis­played in a store with high­way frontage. Fur­ther­more, you get to net­work with other great lo­cal artists and crafts peo­ple. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jay Feather on 0403 697 710.

Cur­rently on show at the Gin Gin Court­house Gal­leries is the joint ex­hi­bi­tion Paint and Other Catas­tro­phes which is a col­lec­tion of art­works cre­ated by lo­cal artists Les­ley Perk and Greer McNeill. The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til Fe­bru­ary 10. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the gallery on 4157 2154.

Kelli Mac will be of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of mixed me­dia work­shops dur­ing 2016. The first, ti­tled Loosen Up, will be held at the KMA Stu­dio, 39 Melville St, Mary­bor­ough, on Satur­day, Jan­uary 30, and will be a mixed-me­dia on can­vas and pa­per work­shop.

Stu­dents will be en­cour­aged to em­bark on a jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery, with both tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary paint­ing and draw­ing tech­niques, in­clud­ing lots of step-by-step tu­ition, demon­stra­tions, in­di­vid­ual guid­ance, dis­cus­sions and en­cour­age­ment to ex­per­i­ment and have fun.

Par­tic­i­pants will be work­ing mostly with acrylic and a mix of char­coal, inks and pas­tels. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Kelli on 0488 001 314.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HEAT­ING UP: Childers Fire­house pot­ter Wendy Smith with some of the bowls for the Soup Night.

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