Shoes to be theme for new ex­h­bi­tion BIRTH­DAY EX­HI­BI­TION

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

EX­QUIS­ITE shoes de­pict­ing feathered swans, a chil­dren’s play­ground and 1950’s rock‘n’roll fash­ion will be some of the works on dis­play at Art Whit­sun­day’s lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion to be held on Satur­day, Septem­ber 27.

The ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled One Step at a Time will be a part of Art Whit­sun­day’s sec­ond birth­day cel­e­bra­tions and will fea­ture a range of stun­ning art­works by lo­cal artists sur­round­ing the cen­tral theme of shoes.

Art Whit­sun­day held an open work­shop on Satur­day to in­spire artists and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to step out­side their com­fort zone and cre­ate shoes for the ex­hi­bi­tion.

Work­shop or­gan­iser Belinda Curry said there were some bizarre and funky de­signs emerg­ing.

“We are hop­ing to have gi­ant foot­prints lead­ing from main street into the ex­hi­bi­tion and there will be a game of twister on the night for a lit­tle bit of fun,” she said.

“The shoe ex­hi­bi­tion will be sup­ported by other works by lo­cal artists in­clud­ing beau­ti­ful sculp­tures, paint­ings, ce­ram­ics and pho­tog­ra­phy of the re­gion.”

As a self-con­fessed shoe fa­natic, Pa­tri­cia Wyl­lie said the work­shop was a great op­por­tu­nity to turn some­thing old into some­thing new.

“I had a pair of old clogs that have been in my cup­board for years and I just imag­ined the pos­si­bil­i­ties of what I could cre­ate with them,” she said.

All mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are wel­come to at­tend the ex­hi­bi­tion at the Art Whit­sun­day Gallery, which opens at 6.30pm.

Art Whit­sun­day holds a mem­bers meet­ing at the gallery on the first Sun­day of ev­ery month at 2pm and new mem­bers are wel­come to at­tend.

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