Landscape Art Prize on show in Childers
CHILDERS Arts Space held the opening of its latest exhibition Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize last Friday evening in front of a small crowd of passionate artists.
The event was attended by several members of the Childers Arts Council Visual Art Group, councillor Judy Peters of Bundaberg Regional Council and Tattersall’s Club president, Des Whybird.
Community And Cultural Services Portfolio spokesman Cr Judy Peters said the exhibition celebrates Tattersall’s Club’s 150th anniversary and 25 years of their national Landscape Art Prize.
“I would encourage residents to visit CHARTS to view this excellent exhibition, which runs until December 11.”
“It was incredibly pleasing to see the work of local artist Helene Grove showcased as part of this collection with her piece Queensland Country,” Cr Peters said.
To celebrate the anniversary, 15 outstanding award-winning works from the collection are touring regional Queensland.
The works have been chosen because of their connection to Queensland and collectively present diverse ways of viewing and interpreting the landscape.
The artworks featured in the exhibition are by mid and senior career artists, and feature a range of painting styles including traditional, contemporary, narrative, industrial and urban.
The prestigious annual event features a high calibre of works and some by acclaimed Australian artists all working in the same genre.
Artists to be included in the current exhibition on display at CHARTS include: Gordon Shepherdson, John Caldwell, Michael Nelson Jagamarra, Davida Allen, Subil Curtis, Maureen Hansen and Joe Furlong.
The exhibition is open and free to the public to wander through the display.
The next gallery opening will be held on Friday, 16 December with the exhibition by artist Kay S Lawrence from 5.30pm.
For further information on exhibitions phone the Childers gallery on 4130 4876.
THRILLED: Members of Childers Arts Council Visual Art Group at the opening.