Arts space on show in Childers
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.
HEATING UP: Childers Firehouse potter Wendy Smith with some of the bowls for the Soup Night.