Painting from local artist draws attention


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Tags: Painting. Artwork. Canvas. Bribie Island Community Arts Centre. Artist.


It is a well-known fact that artists become motivated by a wide variety of events, people and places and, through an exhibition entitled “Girt By Sea,” this has been thoroughly demonstrated by ten artists from the U3A “Printmaking and Mixed Media” class.

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Cheryl Mortimer found many ways to depict a soldier crab(left) and Cheryl Mortimer’s Gert by Sea(right)

Tutor Cheryl Mortimer told me that the exhibition which features a diverse range of works that include monoprints, collagraphs, lino printing, and screen printing is the artists’ way of exploring the unique environment of an island. ‘We have been working toward this exhibition since the beginning of 2017,’ said Cheryl.

‘For some of us, it is the first exhibition,’ she added. “Girt By Sea” is on display in the Mathew Flinders Gallery at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre until April 8th and from when the exhibition began on March 20th, there has been great interest by visitors with a number of the works being sold.

Another interesting exhibition which is due to commence on May 1st at the Mathew Flinders Gallery is “Scratch the Surface” which is by four artists from the Contemporary Art Practices Group.

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Dawn Farrell’s Octotangle(left) and In Emu Heaven by Lorna Groves Fitzpatrick(right)

As well as the exhibitions that are hosted by the Mathew Flinders Art Gallery, the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is the venue for a variety of courses each month and during April, the courses include Cardmaking with Deb Ford on April 11th, (bookings on 0428 524201), Mixed Media Art with Noelene Johnstone on April 11th, (bookings on 0421 283582), Life Drawing classes with Geoff Ginn on April 11th and18th, (book on 0421 724441), and Scrapbooking with Deb Ford on April 18th, (bookings on 0428 524201).

The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is on Sunderland Drive at Banksia Beach and is open each day other than Monday. For further information about what the centre has to offer, you can call them on 3408 9288.

Featured image: Table Mountain by Karen Quinn

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