The Matthew Flinders Art Gallery – Bribie Island

By Neil Wilson - Sub Editor for the Bribie Islander

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I remember having a conversation late last year with someone who pointed out that the next twelve months were going to be a very busy time at the Mathew Flinders Art Gallery and when considering the events of recent months, they were right.

From the beginning of this year, there has been a constant run of really great displays exhibited in the gallery and this continues with the current exhibition by four artists from the Contemporary Art Practices Group. The exhibition, which is entitled “Scratch the Surface” and will be on display at the gallery until May 13th, features the works of Cheryl Mortimer, Deidre Nelson, Helen Hall and John Stegeman.

The group of dedicated contemporary artists explained to me that the exhibition is the result of more than twelve months work and a lot of planning and is based on the principle of what can be discovered below the surface. ‘Sometimes you just need to scratch the surface to expose what lies beneath or delve deeper into an issue,’ said Cheryl. ‘On the other hand, it might just be for the pure joy of the scratch,’ she added.

The Mathew Flinders Art Gallery is located within the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre which is on Sunderland Drive at Banksia Beach and is open each day other than Mondays from 10 am.

For more information about any of the activities at the arts centre, either call them on 07 3408 9288 or drop in for a chat with one of the dedicated volunteers who keep the centre operating.

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