Port artist opens third solo show

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

YOSHIKO Kirby is spread­ing her artis­tic wings with her third solo ex­hi­bi­tion.

The Port Dou­glas artist opened Shuf­fling Cards on a Full Moon Night at the Table­lands Re­gional Gallery last Fri­day.

Yoshiko said she was still de­vel­op­ing as an artist.

“I don’t al­ways know where the inspiration comes from,” she said.

“I might be read­ing a book when an im­age pops into my head.

“It usu­ally has ab­so­lutely noth­ing to do with what I am do­ing, and the mean­ing of the paint­ing of­ten doesn’t be­come clear un­til much later.”

Yoshiko got her first taste of art at the Dou­glas Arts Base in Moss­man.

It was her par­tic­i­pa­tion in a DAB ex­hi­bi­tion in 2009 which led to this op­por­tu­nity for a solo ex­hi­bi­tion at the new re­gional gallery in Ather­ton.

“I won a prize at that ex­hi­bi­tion, and the di­rec­tor of the re­gional gallery saw my work and asked me to mount a solo ex­hi­bi­tion,” she said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion con­tin­ues un­til April 3, Tues­day - Satur­day 10am - 4pm and Sun­days 10am - 2pm.

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