A YOUNG, FRESH APPROACH TO ART
DOWNTOWN CALOUNDRA WELCOMES RED INK RODEO CREATIVE STUDIO TO ARTISTIC LANDSCAPE
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.