Artists showing a dab hand
MORE than 100 pieces of original art work never displayed before will be on exhibition at the Douglas Arts Base for their annual Midyear Exhibition.
There will be a wide variety of artwork genres ranging from canvas paintings to sculptures, abstract, weaving, pottery and photography.
The only firm condition of entry for the artists is that their art must not have been exhibited before.
Up on display will be artwork from DAB member Inger Rowe, who won this year’s people’s choice award at DAB’s Carnivale exhibition for her painting Beach Walk.
“I was extremely flattered, it makes me happy when people think my paintings are nice but I’ve only been painting for five years,” she said.
“I’ve done a few quirky things, I’ve got a couple of instruments I painted in a funny way and a couple small abstracts from an abstract course but it’s not normally my thing, I just normally like paintings.”
For the Mid-year Exhibition Ms Rowe said she would be putting in a couple of her artworks, including an abstract. For viewers some of the artwork will be up for sale at DAB’s Mid-year exhibition.
And for the first time this year, DAB has held after-school art courses for local children and their artwork will also be exhibited.
Organiser and DAB member Linda Ireland said Cairns Regional Council’s regional manager for Douglas Liz Collyer will be the official guest at the opening.
“The opening is on a Thursday night and it’s following on from an extremely successful exhibition at Carnivale, we sold a lot of work and got new members, it was really well received by the community,” she said.
The exhibition opens next Thursday June 21 at 6.30pm and will stay open until Saturday June 30.
People’s choice: Inger Rowe