By Tina Galloway

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Pelicans, pandanus, paperbarks, banksia forests, fish and turtles – these were some of the ‘Bribie Perspective’ art subjects showing at the Old Fire Station Gallery Redcliffe by the Bribie CAP artists, based at the Community Arts Centre. Co-ordinators Kay Koina and Tina Galloway liaised with the RAS team to show off the versatility and skill of CAP’s painters, printers, glass blowers, wood carvers, and jewelry makers during April. ‘We needed to branch out and make ourselves known in other areas’ said Kay.

FEATURED IMAGE(ABOVE): Tina Galloway ‘Banksia Habitat’

We hope they’ll be interested enough to visit our gallery here too’. Bribie’s natural environment was the main theme plus a concern for preserving its natural state. Turtles were sensitively treated by water colourist and U3A tutor Gail Greening in Cruising the Passage, a complete contrast to Tineke Berghofer’s monumental Turtle Menu, a comment on the amount of plastic ingested by marine life. Clear blues and emerald greens gave a soft fresh look to the show and Deidre Nelson’s screen-printed Seaweed triptych showed clean elegant symbols against white.

Bev Stegeman found a use for fallen gum leaves in her eco-dying pursuits and used them to dramatic effect on tie-dyed calico in Seascape 2. Husband John used his printing skills in Tranquil Reflections, a hand coloured linocut. Glassblower Lyn Storey crafted highly tactile and beautifully coloured sea jewelry with her major piece Antipatharia (black coral) an exquisite sculpture of small extruded pieces of charcoal glass. The Contemporary arts Practices group also has exhibitions lined up in May at Vianta coffee shop Beerwah and in June their annual Eclectica will feature at the Matthew Flinders Gallery Bribie.

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