Childers artist on dis­play

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LO­CAL artists Alice McLaugh­lin and Kym Con­nell’s ex­hi­bi­tion, ti­tled Cen­tre­fold, will open on April 12 at Childers Arts Space.

In­spired by the land­scape of cen­tral Aus­tralia, the pair recorded their jour­ney by sketch­ing what they saw in their six-week ad­ven­ture.

Mem­bers of the Childers Vis­ual Arts Group were very suc­cess­ful in this year’s Bund­aberg Arts Festival, held at the civic cen­tre in Bund­aberg from March 5–12.

Alice McLaugh­lin re­ceived a first prize in the Ab­stract sec­tion and a highly com­mended in the Dr Cora Zyp Sculp­ture Award.

Chris­tine Wheat­land gained a highly com­mended in the Alexan­dra Park Med­i­cal Cen­tre “Sun­shine and Happy” Award and also in the Dr Jai “Beach Surf­ing” Award.

Mar­i­lyn Mur­ray gained a highly com­mended in the May­oral Award “Farm Life”, while Kym Con­nell re­ceived highly com­mended in the CQUniversity Award.

Childers felt artist Glen Soper will run aWet Felt­ing work­shop at her Redridge home on Thurs­day, April 21, from 9am to 1.30pm.

Num­bers for this work­shop are lim­ited and any­one in­ter­ested in mak­ing a book­ing should phone Glen on 4126 8392.

On the lastWed­nes­day of the month, join a guided and in­for­mal tour through the cur­rent exhibitions at the Bund­aberg Re­gional Art Gallery.

The free event en­cour­ages visi­tors to the re­gion to see lo­cal art and show­cases lo­cal ta­lent. Groups are wel­come and no book­ings are re­quired.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion,

phone 4130 4750

Ex­cit­ing new craft classes are set for later this month as BRAG opens its doors to three won­der­ful work­shops: screen print­ing on April 22, clay bead neck­laces on May 13 and new vin­tage fur­ni­ture on June 24.

For more in­for­ma­tion,

A gala din­ner and cat­walk pa­rade will be held show­cas­ing the bril­liant work and de­sign of Akira Iso­gawa, cu­rated by Char­lotte Smith from The Dar­nell Col­lec­tion. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone 4130 4750.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

LO­CAL TA­LENT: Artist Alice McLaugh­lin is pre­par­ing for a grand open­ing in Childers.

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