Aus­tralian and Oceanic Art Gallery

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

SOME of Aus­tralia’s most magnificent and pres­ti­gious works of art can be found at the Aus­tralian and Oceanic Art Gallery on Grant St. Owned and op­er­ated by Tom and Kerry Col­rain, the art gallery spe­cialises in con­tem­po­rary and tra­di­tional Abo­rig­i­nal art from a range of lo­cal and na­tional artists. “A lot of peo­ple don’t un­der­stand the sym­bol­ism of art or how in­ter­pret it so we have de­cided to of­fer a com­pli­men­tary in­for­ma­tion evening for the com­mu­nity to in­tro­duce and ex­plain in­dige­nous fine art,” Mr Col­rain said. The gallery of­fers paint­ings, sculp­tures and glass­ware made by Ray Crooke, Geoff Dyer, Clau­dine Marzik, Julie Poulsen, Heinz Stein­mann, Arone Meeks, De­nis Nona, Ben Trup­per­baumer, Judi El­liot and Karen McPhee. To help mem­bers of the com­mu­nity un­der­stand Aus­tralian and in­dige­nous art the pair are of­fer­ing a free in­for­ma­tion night on Tues­day evenings at 6pm at the art gallery. The evening will of­fer in­for­ma­tion on the his­tory of Abo­rig­i­nal and Aus­tralian fine art, Dream­time sto­ries, how to be­gin a col­lec­tion or build on an ex­ist­ing col­lec­tion of art with com­pli­men­tary wine and cheese. To make a book­ing con­tact Tom and Kerry Col­rain on 4099 4494.

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