Artists Alice McLaughlin from Apple Tree Creek and Kym Connell from Childers have created “Garden Bling” for their November Exhibition at the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery. The Gallery is proud to host this wonderful exhibition where you will find many different sculptures and works of art, from a mosaic seat and table, birdbaths, a garden mirror and a choice of planters, among other wonderful creations for your garden or yard. There will also be a great raffle donated by Alex McLaughlin and all proceeds will be given to the Cancer Council. You are sure to find the perfect sculpture for that special spot you have in mind. What a wonderful opportunity to purchase a very unique Christmas present! Join us at the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery during the month of November for this magnificent exhibition!
22 October 2013
The Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery invites you to participate in an interactive community based exhibition entitled “Fast Forward Your Past”. What do you have in the depths of your cupboards or on display in your home that is steeped in history or has a special story from the past attached to it? Do you have something you have kept which has special meaning to you or someone you know? Something that is infused with memory, with stories and with images of the past that resonate today and into the future. Bring your object, photo, letter, and etc. to the gallery and be part of this exciting display. We want to see your objects and hear your stories. We want to “Fast Forward Your Past”. The exhibition will run for the whole month of October and an Open Day will be held on Saturday, October 19th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. when artists Alice McLaughlin, Kym Connell, Lesley Perk, Marsha Johnson and Gemma-Rose Turnbull will come together for an entertaining presentation that will showcase the objects and stories that have been collected and submitted by the community. This event is part of the CRUSH Festival, a Bundaberg Regional Council event supporting regional arts.
The two presenters of this exhibition have become friends through their passion for the visual arts. Both artists, after many years spent working and raising their families were FREE to once more pursue their previous passion for the pencil, brush and paint. With much catching up to do, it has taken then on a journey of trial and error and learning new and wonderful skills and techniques. Hence the "Title". Ngari's paintings which are traditional with a lean toward contemporary are complimented by Jillanne's more loose contemporary/abstract style. They like to keep their hand in with the traditional, whilst exploring what else is available and find it exciting to see what the public like, as art is very sub jective, they hope the viewer's enjoy the diversity of "New Directions".