10 August 2012

What's on in the Gallery September & October

This exhibition for September/October 2012 is called "Kalkadoon" and will reflect Chern'ee Sutton's people's proud history and Indigenous culture and also reflect her recent walk through Kalkadoon Country and the sights she saw and stories that were told.

Chern'ee will also be having her souvenir products for sale at the exhibition and a percentage of sales from these products is being donated to the Kalkadoon Community in Mt. Isa, Queensland to help open a cultural centre there.

Chern'ee is proud to be a contemporary Indigenous artist and her Indigenous heritage is very important to her.   She likes to tell a story whether old or new within her paintings and share her culture, history and stories with the world.  She mostly paints on canvas using acrylic and textured paint.

Some of her achievements include:
1st Place - Yoonellgoo Indigenous art competition 2010
1st Place - Captain Cook 1770 art festival 2012
1st & 2nd Place - Rockhampton Show Indigenous art competition 2012
Wide Bay NAIDOC week "Youth of the Year" 2011
2 paintings hanging in Queensland's Parliament House
1 painting hanging in Queensland's State Library
Queensland Youth Parliamentarian for 2012
University of Queensland Young Achievers programme for 2012-2013.

What's on in the Gallery for August?

Have you ever wondered what goes on, around, or even near a park bench?  The Childers Art Group hopefully can give you an answer to this question.

The exhibition is made up of paintings of various media and both clay and Hebel sculptures.  They will tell you that a park bench is not just there to sit on.  Oh, if only park benches could talk, the tales they could tell.  They are made of different types of material from wood to cement and come in different shapes.

There can be a lot of history behind some park benches, many have been sat on, slept on, kissed on, cried on, just to name a few.  The artist of the Childers Art Group have taken their ideas about park benches and expressed them in their own ways.