DAB artists display talent in exhibition
THE final Douglas Art Base exhibition tomorrow night will showcase a diverse range of artwork from every DAB member created this year.
One such member is Pat Lane who has been a member since the beginning of the year and has shown a natural talent for nature-based artworks.
“I got talked into to it by a fellow artist who has been painting for a long time and I gave it a go and found I was reasonably good at it and that is what inspired me to keep going,” she said.
Pat has four paintings in a contemporary style that might be in the exhibition, depending on space, including a dragonfly, a kookaburra and two landscapes.
DAB secretary Linda Ireland said apart from paintings there will also be photography, mosaic, pottery and drawings on display.
“The exhibition is designed to showcase a minimum of one, previously unexhibited artwork completed during the past year from each DAB artist,” she said.
Some of the artwork will be for sale and the photography class has a 2012 calendar to purchase.
The exhibition will also give the artists exposure to Cairns gallery curators.
The Tanks Arts curator Chris Stannard will be opening the exhibition tomorrow night from 6.30pm.
“It’s fantastic because we are starting to forge links with Cairns galleries so that we can work towards promoting our artist farther afield than just up here, we want to get our artists into galleries,” Linda explained.
“I went to what they call a curator swap meet about a month ago and that was meeting up with curators of different galleries around Cairns and finding out what they did and what possibilities were available for our artists.”
The exhibition will signal the official end to the 2011 season for DAB which will take a break until until February.
After the opening tomorrow night at 6.30pm at the DAB building on 11 Mill St, Mossman, the exhibition will remain on display until December 9 and is open 10am-4pm weekdays, 10am-2pm Saturdays and 10amnoon Sundays.
Talent unveiled: Patricia Lane and her fellow DAB artists will
exhibit their hard work