Back in March there was a delightful exhibition at the Queanbeyan Arts Centre Gallery that celebrated 30 years of creativity at the Spiral Gallery. The exhibition displayed a wide range of creative arts and styles that are represented by the pics below. I included the gallery list and the ephemera as well.
Mental Health Awareness Week shows its presence in our community in many forms. The exhibition at the Queanbeyan Arts Centre is using art to raise awareness of Mental Health issues. The Community art show was a work of several community mental health organisations and brought together artists in the community for this show.
Each year the Queanbeyan Council holds an annual art prize competition. The exhibition finalists are on show currently at the Queanbeyan Arts Centre Gallery. The works range across abstract, realist, portraits, landscapes and many other content
Each year an exhibition quilts happens in Queanbeyan. Quilters are set a fixed size and a theme and they all create artistic works in quilt form for the display. This year the theme was “A matter of time”.
Gorgeous, varied and often sumptuous these works are remarkable in their beauty and complexity. I am in awe of the talent and skill of these artists and all I can say is look at the sample pics below.
As part of the Stepping up Ceramics Triennale in the region, the Queanbeyan Arts Centre is hosting an exhibition displaying the work of four ceramic artists who have a deep association with the Queanbeyan arts community. Hiroe Swen, Anita McIntyre, Maxine Price and Christopher Harman have different approaches but all have a long track record in producing fascinating ceramic works of high quality.
The four artists have strikingly different looks about their work. Hiroe has a complex elegance to much of her work adorning useful objects. Anita’s work in this exhibition focuses on her historical place orientated objects that evoke archaeology. Maxine creates remarkable human forms with strongly emotional poses and facial expressions. Christopher draws inspiration from the world of succulents and fungi but one work has a strong resemblance of paper lanterns.
This is a great set or works and I have put some sample pics and gallery material below.
Sometimes an exhibition is perfectly timed. This one is so. Putting on an exhibition of beautiful hand crafted knitted and woven clothes and other products in Queanbeyan in mid-May makes good sense. There is a sales element to this exhibition but it is much more. Lots of these beautiful things are not for sale. Some focus on the processes and products of knitting and weaving. Some may have personal links but they all give a delightful insight to the world of these creatives.
Exhibitions have rules such as “do not touch”. Big doses of self-control meant that I did not touch in the gallery but these people have the equivalent of a children’s petting zoo in the foyer. Here you can indulge yourself to touch the gorgeous fabrics on display. This exhibition brings together creatives with consumers directly so that you can see a unique piece of work and wear it away. Soooo warm looking and so cold outside.
Pics and Gallery sheet below
The current exhibition at the Queanbeyan Arts Centre is of a collection of impressionist paintings and sculptures by a group of artists. I will include some samples below to give you a sense of the works. The range is there through the combination of the following artists – Susan Banks,Tobias Clack, Leonie Gill, Andrea McCuaig, Pauline Raison, Dionisia Salas, Gabrielle Soulsby
See examples below