The Bribie Island Watercolour Working Together Group

By Neil Wilson - Sub Editor for the Bribie Islander

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Each month, the Bribie Island Watercolour Working Together Group has an optional theme for their creations and at their forthcoming exhibition in the Mathew Flinders Gallery at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, paintings depicting the theme associated with the Banjo Patterson poem, “Waltzing Matilda” will be included in the display. Group coordinator Gail Greening has told me that group members have each painted a picture that depicts a line from the well-known poem.

Featured Image(above): Each member has painted a picture depicting a line from
the famous poem

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Once a jolly swagman sat by a billabong

‘The exhibition will offer something for everyone and each of the paintings will be for sale,’ said Gail. ‘There are landscapes, seascapes and birds as well as animals and flowers, all painted in both modern and traditional styles,’ she added. The Bribie Island Watercolour Working Together Group was formed over fourteen years ago and comprises a group of people who have a real passion for painting in watercolour.

They meet every Monday at the Art Centre complex and all interested people are welcome to visit them to check out just what they do. Gail explained that watercolour is exciting and at times challenging medium which offers artists the chance to create bright modern designs and also traditional landscape, floral and animal paintings. Sharing the gallery during the exhibition which runs from October 30th until November 8th is the Thursday Painters Working Together Group and they are artists that use a range of art media for their works.

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As the name suggests, this group meets at the Arts Centre each Thursday. Information about the group can be obtained by calling Maureen Gough on 3408 2716 or Bev Power on 3408 7882. The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is on Sunderland Drive in Banksia Beach and the opening of the exhibition will be from 5.30 pm until 7 pm on October 30th and if anyone would like to find out more about the event, or about the Watercolour Working Together Group, Gail Greening can be contacted on 3410 8794.

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