Join an arty weekend of fun
Bringing colour to the region
GAYNDAH’S cultural hub will play host to an exclusive workshop and exhibition courtesy of some important artists.
Well-known Bundaberg artist Ross Driver will be making the trip to provide two free workshops.
Wanting to help people who are doing it hard in the bush, Mr Driver will be hosting a morning session and afternoon lessons in sepia.
Held at 9am, the morning session will be held at the Gayndah museum, then the gallery will host a session at 1pm to finish the artwork with watercolours or acrylics.
Gayndah Art Gallery’s Wendy Kirk is looking forward to the afternoon session in particular.
“We’re looking at how to make the old paintings look older, through the use of sepia,” Mrs Kirk said.
The following day on February 9, the gallery will be hosting its popular portraits exhibition Our People, Our Stories.
North Burnett artists have painted iconic faces from across the region and they will be on display for all to see at Gayndah Art Gallery.
“We have people coming down from Monto, Mt Perry and across the region. We’re trying to include the North
Burnett in everything we do,” Mrs Kirk said.
The gallery is endeavouring to include the entire community in order to raise public interest in touring exhibitions.
“This year we thought we’d concentrate on our art, all in the North Burnett, and work together.”
For the Saturday workshops, a chair and lunch is required, with entry costing $5. Beginners may be assisted with Gayndah Art Gallery supplies. The North Burnett official portraits exhibition will run from 1–3pm on Sunday with afternoon tea provided.
Come down to meet the artists behind the portraits.
For more details, phone the gallery on 4140 8057.
JOY OF ART: The Brushes on the Balcony event at the Gayndah Art Gallery.