Rob’s cafe just the place for an art show
ROB’S Place main man Rob Hubbard is known for his skills with pastry and poetry but his store in Daintree Village is going to have a change of mood in April with the setting up of an art show that will run for weeks.
On at 7 pm, on Saturday, April 2, Rob’s spacious cafe will launch a show comprising works from two local artists and a Sydney artist.
The idea came about, says Rob, when a friend, Elisa Wright, visited the village and they happened on the notion of holding an exhibition.
Rob says it could be the beginning of a dedicated artspace at the cafe.
“We’ve got three big walls that we can use – it’s a big space, and I’ve always had the idea in the back of my mind to get art in here to give people something to look at and something different from a coffee shop point of view.
“All of it will be for sale, so customers can buy something and take it home.”
The opening promises to be a highlight for the quiet village. “I think lots of the village will come along,” Rob said.
“We’ll be having champers and nibbles, and we’ll be cooking sausage rolls.
“It’s BYO basically and people can bring what they want, have a look at the art and meet a couple of the artists – and we’ll see how we go from there.
“A lot of the village people are talking about it.”
Elisa Wright is a watercolourist from Ravenshoe.
With her will be Robyn Ross, an experimental artist from Cairns who works mixed involving everything from pastels to oils and photos.
From Sydney there will be work by Zoe Graham, who grew up in Bathurst, in country NSW.
She delights in colour and texture and experimenting with new techniques.
Ms Graham has exhibited work in the Sydney Royal Easter Show and does commission work.
Her Australiana series has proved popular with overseas travellers.
Elisa Wright studied with professional watercolourist Reg Cox in Melbourne more than 28 years ago.
Since then, and relocating to Ravenshoe, she has exhibited in galleries in the north as well as holding her own exhibitions with regular sales success internationally including many awards in her particular genre of watercolour.
Majestic skylines, whirlwind seascapes and misty rainforest waterfalls are typical of her unique evocative style which is inspired by her environment at Ravenshoe.
(View Elisa Wright’s website – elisawrightwatercolourist.bigcartel.com).
Impressions of Cairns, by Robyn Ross
The Hut, by Zoe Graham