Artists show­ing a dab hand

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Peo­ple’s choice: Inger Rowe

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