Life & Style Weekend - - ARTS - WORDS: TONY GILL

Afresh new gallery has opened in down­town Caloun­dra, in keep­ing with the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of Bul­cock St. Red Ink Rodeo Cre­ative Stu­dio dis­plays lo­cal artis­tic tal­ent in­clud­ing orig­i­nal art­works, pho­to­graphs and other hand­made gift­ware. Sit­u­ated in The Strand build­ing, the gallery also serves as a stu­dio for artist Grace Mc­clymont. Mc­clymont be­gan her art portfolio while liv­ing in Queens­land lo­ca­tions such as Lon­greach and Toowoomba. “I am ex­cited to bring orig­i­nal art back into the re­tail precinct in Caloun­dra,” she said. “The whole com­mu­nity benefits when cre­ativ­ity is cel­e­brated and when art­works are on dis­play. “Art is a way for peo­ple to tell sto­ries, to build iden­tity and for the sub­cul­tures of a com­mu­nity to feel in­cluded. “Red Ink Rodeo is all about valu­ing the artists and ar­ti­sans who con­trib­ute to the rich­ness of our com­mu­nity.” To this end, Mc­clymont is work­ing with var­i­ous lo­cal artists to en­sure the gallery is kept full of art­works that will in­trigue and en­gage vis­i­tors. With art­works by na­ture pho­tog­ra­pher Paul Fran­cis and pho­to­re­al­is­tic paint­ings by Casey He­witt – a fi­nal­ist in the Lo­cal Artists – Lo­cal Con­tent Prize at the Caloun­dra Re­gional Gallery – the gallery has some­thing to spark any vis­i­tor’s in­ter­est. The Strand is in Knox Ave. Call Grace Mc­clymont on 0413 084 175. Gallery snip­pets Art on Cairn­cross, Maleny Whimsy: Re­becca Ber­rett and Ann O’connor Ex­hi­bi­tion dates: un­til Novem­ber 25 Art on Cairn­cross presents an ex­hi­bi­tion of whim­si­cal works with hand-carved ce­ramic fig­ures and bowls by Ann O’connor and fine-de­tailed draw­ings and paint­ings – many with a sense of hu­mour – by Re­becca Ber­rett. Pomona Rail­way Sta­tion Gallery Earth, Smoke and Fire: Wendy Brit­ton and Gail Gross­man Ex­hi­bi­tion dates: un­til Novem­ber 14 The unique pieces that make up this ex­hi­bi­tion have been both hand-built and wheel-thrown, then dec­o­rated and fired us­ing prim­i­tive tech­niques of pit and smoke-fir­ing us­ing or­ganic mat­ter to produce colours and pat­terns. Noosa Re­gional Gallery Lyn Mc­crea Me­mo­rial Draw­ing Prize and Draw! 2018 Stu­dent Draw­ing Award: var­i­ous artists Ex­hi­bi­tion dates: un­til De­cem­ber 2 The an­nual Lyn Mc­crea Me­mo­rial Draw­ing Prize is ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of this con­tem­po­rary vis­ual artist, art ed­u­ca­tor and col­lec­tor. This na­tional award pro­motes ex­cel­lence in con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralian draw­ing. It is ac­com­pa­nied by Draw!: a con­tem­po­rary draw­ing award open to all Year 9 to 12 stu­dents liv­ing on the Sun­shine Coast and in the Gympie re­gion. Caloun­dra Re­gional Art Gallery Lo­cal Artists – Lo­cal Con­tent: art prize Ex­hi­bi­tion dates: un­til De­cem­ber 9 The Lo­cal Artists – Lo­cal Con­tent Prize is in its fifth year. The win­ners have been an­nounced, so head along to the Caloun­dra Re­gional Art Gallery and see a se­lec­tion of the best works by artists who live lo­cally and are in­spired by all as­pects of our beau­ti­ful re­gion. Paint­ings, ceram­ics, print­mak­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy and sculp­ture are fea­tured. Make your choice and vote in the Peo­ple’s Choice. Tony Gill is co-di­rec­tor of Art on Cairn­cross and has been in­volved in the vis­ual arts on the Sun­shine Coast for over 24 years.


WORKS ON DIS­PLAY: Pomona ce­ramic artists Gail Cross­man (left) and Wendy Brit­ton. FAR LEFT: Tin Toy Ice Cream Ven­dor wa­ter­colour by Re­becca Ber­rett at Art on Cairn­cross.


ABOVE: The in­te­rior of Red Ink Rodeo Cre­ative Stu­dio at Caloun­dra. RIGHT: Noosa Re­gional Gallery's Draw! win­ner Mahli Humphreys, a Year 9 Sun­shine Beach State High School stu­dent, with A Study of 4 Cacti.

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