DAB artists dis­play tal­ent in ex­hi­bi­tion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

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

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