A NEW, SHARPER EDGE TO THIS ART

RAZORBACK ART GALLERY ADDS TO MONTVILLE’S SMOR­GAS­BORD OF CRE­ATIVE OF­FER­INGS

Life & Style Weekend - - ART - 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. WORDS: TONY GILL

Razorback Art Gallery is a new art gallery in Montville, rep­re­sent­ing a num­ber of high-qual­ity, lo­cal pro­fes­sional artists. The artists are in var­i­ous stages of their ca­reers – from well-es­tab­lished to emerg­ing – and dis­play­ing a va­ri­ety of me­dia. Fab­u­lous re­duc­tive lino cuts rub shoul­ders with oil land­scapes and ab­stract acrylics. Razorback is part of the in­creas­ing num­ber of gal­leries in Montville, Maleny and the Sunshine Coast hin­ter­land, forg­ing a stronger art iden­tity for the re­gion. A strong cu­ra­to­rial in­flu­ence is im­por­tant to the di­rec­tors, which en­sures a con­sis­tent qual­ity and high stan­dard of art. Reg­u­lar vis­i­tors will no­tice an ev­er­chang­ing range of in­spi­ra­tional works. It may be time to dis­cover a new favourite artist at Razorback Gallery.

Gallery snip­pets

Univer­sity of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Ex­hi­bi­tionx: De­sign stu­dents Ex­hi­bi­tion dates: Un­til De­cem­ber 8 Ex­hi­bi­tion X: The fu­ture be­gins now presents the work of stu­dents near­ing the com­ple­tion of their stud­ies in de­sign at USC. The ex­hi­bi­tion en­com­passes animation and vi­su­al­i­sa­tion de­sign, in­ter­ac­tion and UX de­sign, se­ri­ous games de­sign and vis­ual com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Ex­hi­bi­tion X is all about for­ward think­ing: fu­tur­ism. It stems from the ideas of clos­ing doors, fin­ish­ing things off and the end of an era, but also a be­gin­ning. Razorback Art Gallery, Montville Kim Her­ringe and Julie Han­ra­han: Fea­ture artists Ex­hi­bi­tion dates: Un­til De­cem­ber 31 Maleny-based print­mak­ers Kim Her­ringe and Julie Han­ra­han are fea­tured in De­cem­ber. Her­ringe is a mas­ter of the limited-edi­tion re­duc­tion lino cut and in­cor­po­rates nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ments and wildlife in her exquisitely de­tailed works. Han­ra­han uses images of Aus­tralian flora to cre­ate in­tri­cately carved lino blocks and then hand-paints the prints with wa­ter­colours. Both artists have works avail­able framed and un­framed. Pomona Rail­way Sta­tion Gallery She Let Go: Gallery artists Ex­hi­bi­tion Dates: Un­til De­cem­ber 15 She Let Go is an ex­hi­bi­tion by seven lo­cal women who meet reg­u­larly to cre­ate, play and jour­nal. The col­lec­tion of art­works are in­spired by the poem She Let Go by Rev­erend Safire Rose. Art on Cairn­cross Pre­cious Lit­tle: Gallery artists Ex­hi­bi­tion dates: Un­til De­cem­ber 24 This is the an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion of smaller art­works by the artists rep­re­sented at the gallery. With Christ­mas in mind, this is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to buy gifts of smaller works by lead­ing artists.

PHOTOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

ABOVE: In­side Razorback Gallery, Montville. ABOVE LEFT: The Eye of the Be­holder by Tia Car­ri­gan at Pomona Rali­way Sta­tion Gallery.

ABOVE: Graz­ing by Kim Her­ringe at Razorback Gallery.

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