A coat to cover all our jour­neys

Artist Jo Wil­liams hopes to in­spire with lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JODIE DIXON

A FIT­TING event at a fit­ting lo­ca­tion, Childers Arts Space proudly wel­comed artist Jo Wil­liams to the gallery to show­case her lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled Coats.

The ex­hi­bi­tion sits in the warm glow of the Palace Me­mo­rial and last Fri­day evening friends and fans of Ms Wil­liams sup­ported their fel­low artist with her grand open­ing event.

Pa­trons strolled from pic­ture to pic­ture read­ing the jour­ney on which Ms Wil­liams takes you.

Ms Wil­liams said she was very ner­vous lead­ing up the open­ing.

“I was wor­ried no one would show up and I would be left here stand­ing on my own,” she said.

The tal­ented artist said she would like to see more peo­ple come to the gallery and to have a look.

“I want peo­ple to be in­spired and be open to new ideas and I hope my work does that,” she said.

The gallery guests were treated to the mel­low sounds of the tal­ented Hae-win Sian.

Her soft, calm­ing voice filled the gallery.

The solo per­former sat on the gallery veranda en­ter­tain­ing guests as her mu­sic was the live sound­track to com­ple­ment the art.

Guests were treated to a sup­per and drinks and the hard-work­ing and ded­i­cated vol­un­teers greeted each guest on ar­rival.

“Thanks to all that at­tended and as­sisted in putting the ex­hi­bi­tion to­gether, a spe­cial thank you to Ed­wina and her en­tire team,” Ms Wil­liams said.

“Childers has many tal­ented artists and I hope more dis­play their work,”

Ms Wil­liams has or­gan­ised a tour of her stu­dio in Howard, set to de­part to­day at 9am. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the gallery di­rectly.

AF­TER an eight-week break, the ac­tive Childers Arts Coun­cil Vis­ual Arts Group met at Alice and Alex McLaugh­lin’s home.

The first day at­ten­dance was ex­cel­lent, as new mem­bers joined the arts group. Many of the artists spoke of “art with­drawal” dur­ing the break.

The soli­tary paint­ing and sculp­tur­ing doesn’t get the cre­ative juices flow­ing as mix­ing with happy, like-minded peo­ple will in­spire.

Alice has on of­fer­ing “life draw­ing” demon­stra­tions. Feel free to join the group Thurs­days from 9am-3pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion phone Veron­ica on 4126 1995.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

ON SHOW: Artist Jo Wil­liams cur­rently show­cas­ing Coats at the Childers Arts Space.

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