New Christmas exhibition in Airlie
ART Whitsunday Gallery recently opened its doors to a unique exhibition, Bizarre Christmas Bazaar, which showcases the latest art and craft works of some of the region’s most talented artists.
The new display was setup by exhibition co-ordinator Belinda Curry and Linda Forrester on a trestle table covered in fabrics to resemble a market stall in the centre of the room.
The exhibition is the first of its kind in the gallery and features beautiful acrylic paintings, coasters, greeting cards, antique notebooks, bookmarks, sculptures, ceramic Christmas decorations, artist books, festive reefs, textiles and much more.
Ms Curry said the exhibition encouraged artists to clean out their workshops and find a new way to express their creativity in the festive season.
“We just wanted to create affordable Christmas gifts that would be perfect for people to place under their Christ- mas tree or to send to family members interstate or overseas,” she said.
“The Australian themed photographs are great presents or keepsakes for tourists visiting Australia.”
Whitsunday artist Penny Rogan said the Bizarre Christmas Bazaar was a wonderful idea and an effective way of showcasing smaller novelty Christmas gifts.
The Art Whitsunday Gallery also completed its monthly rotation on Tuesday and has a fresh range of new paintings, photographs, sculptures and other artworks on display.
The captivating acrylic paintings by Bob Gammage will also remain on display in the gallery until after Christmas.
His signature works were painted live during the Airlie Beach Music Festival.
Members’ meetings are held at the gallery on the first Sunday of every month at 2pm and new members are welcome to attend.
GREAT GIFTS: Whitsunday artist Penny Rogan shows off some of the beautiful art and crafts on display at the market style stall in the Art Whitsunday Gallery, behind McDonald's in the main street of Airlie Beach.