Art now on show

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A NEW ex­hi­bi­tion is now on dis­play in the back room gallery of the Art Whit­sun­day store in the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre.

For the month of Oc­to­ber, a com­bined ex­hi­bi­tion of the works of Art Whit­sun­day mem­bers Jac­qui Hen­der­son and Dot Smith en­deav­ours to in­spire and re­gen­er­ate art cul­ture in the re­gion.

Ms Hen­der­son’s art­works, ti­tled ‘My Jour­ney So Far’, are a col­lec­tion of her art from 2009 to now.

Her jour­ney as an artist started in 2011 after paint­ing a pic­ture of a Beach Stone Curlew.

View­ers can ex­pect a cou­ple of bird paint­ings dis­play­ing bold colours, fear­less con­trasts and au­da­cious lines.

After a few art classes in 2013, Ms Hen­der­son started us­ing dif­fer­ent medi­ums to de­velop her style.

In her re­cent works, she uses Ate­lier In­ter­ac­tive Acrylic paints as she claims they are light­fast and made of pig­ments of the finest qual­ity.

Ms Hen­der­son hopes her work in­spires any­one who is in­ter­ested in the field.

“It’s a chance to see what you can do – what’s ac­tu­ally in you when you don’t even know its there,” she said.

Dot Smith’s art­works on dis­play, ti­tled ‘Out on a Limb’, fo­cuses on hu­man por­trai­ture.

Her sub­jects range from re­al­life to ab­stract and car­i­ca­ture to smaller sen­sual fig­ures.

Also on dis­play are her sculp­tures, one-off pieces that are hand built in clay, kiln fired and hand painted.

Ms Smith en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to make the most of the lo­cal tal­ent in the area.

“There is so much stuff be­ing sold that’s been bought over­seas [but] this is uniquely Aus­tralian, not only uniquely Aus­tralian but uniquely Whit­sun­days,” she said. The exhibitions will be on dis­play at the back room gallery in Art Whit­sun­day’s Can­non­vale store un­til Novem­ber 1.

NEW EX­HI­BI­TION: Art Whit­sun­day mem­bers Jac­qui Hen­der­son and Dot Smith in­vite ev­ery­one to their joint ex­hi­bi­tion which is cur­rently on dis­play at The Back Room of Art Whit­sun­day’s shop in Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre.

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