bribie island community arts centre

From the exquisite to the outrageous, sewers, painters, quilters, woodworkers, jewellery makers, milliners and aspiring designers strutted their wearable art at a fund-raising event in the Matthew Flinders Gallery on a Saturday evening back in March. Young models Fayi and Everly were given last-minute attention from Fayi’s mother Fulkemi from Body Talk Couture.

Featured image(above): Dawn Farrell

Both girls were wearing smocked dresses from the Ladies Sewing Circle and holding matching dressed dolls. Bantale and Ofile dressed in Body Talk dresses looked on. Local hairdresser Deanna and her friends from Dee’s Creative Beauty paraded their fantasy Bohemian Butterflies creations. Masked Bag Ladies showed off Christine Miles crocheted plastic bag creations.

Tony Carter looked very suave in a jacket hand painted by artist wife Dianne. Dawn Farrell and Cheryl Mortimer showed outfits made with their handprinted fabrics. The finale was Spirit of Bribie by Tina Galloway modelled by local girl Chemaie to the song Island Lady and a poem by Tina describing the surrounding water, the paperbark trees, the netted fish and sea life topped by the spectacular Bribie sunsets that inspired her creation.

After the show guests mingled in the of the Community Arts Centre’s courtyard for drinks and nibbles. Organiser Christine Miles said ‘there’s been so much interest we’re hoping this will be an annual event. It brings together the creativity of the many working together groups who use this magnificent community facility.’