Guest judge comes to Art Whit­sun­day

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

SINCE the dev­as­tat­ing fire in April at the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre, when Art Whit­sun­day lost all their pos­ses­sions, the group has been work­ing hard to keep the as­so­ci­a­tion go­ing and grow­ing.

A twi­light mar­ket held at the shop­ping cen­tre soon af­ter saw mem­bers rally with more art­works to de­mostrate to the pub­lic that the as­so­ci­a­tion in­tends to push on and grow stronger.

Re-es­tab­lish­ing and re-in­vest­ing in es­sen­tial equip­ment has been the main fo­cus for the group and in­ves­ti­gat­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to set up a new gallery.

Mem­bers have been meet­ing and paint­ing to­gether at al­ter­nate venues and of­ten at mem­bers’ homes lo­cated from Hy­de­away Bay to Shute Har­bour.

Great in­spi­ra­tion is ac­quired from shar­ing ideas and the vis­ual and of­ten dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions feed the thought process.

Mem­bers are now work­ing hard on creat­ing new art­works for their an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion in Au­gust.

The as­so­ci­a­tion is ex­cited to wel­come guest judge Slav­ica Zivkovic from Sturt Gallery Mit­tagong, which is part of the Fren­sham School, a renowned con­tem­po­rary arts and de­sign cen­tre.

Slav­ica trav­els ex­ten­sively and says this has a huge im­pact on her art and mind.

When not run­ning Sturt Gallery, she fre­quently vol­un­teers over­seas.

Twice a fi­nal­ist in the Blanke Prize for spir­i­tual and re­li­gious art she de­scribes her work as spir­i­tual even though it has its roots in her ortho­dox Chris­tian up­bring­ing.

Mem­bers are look­ing for­ward to hav­ing her judge their art and hear­ing her cri­tique.

GUEST: Slav­ica Zivkovic will be the guest judge at the Art Whit­sun­day An­nual Ex­hi­bi­tion. Photo con­trib­uted.

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