January 15, 2013
Works by 16 South Burnett artists will be heading up the highway to Eidsvold next month to be featured at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre.
Centre manager John Day – well-known in the South Burnett for his former role with the DPI&F – approached Nimué Gallery owner Cherry Carroll in Kingaroy recently to select the artworks to go on display.
Cherry was tasked with finding pieces that have a “bush” feel that would suit an exhibition at the RM Williams Centre.
She has selected 64, including paintings, pottery, tin work, woodcuts and charcoal sketches, to fill a 40m exhibition space.
“John walked in to Nimué one day and introduced himself,” Cherry said.
“He said he had connections with the South Burnett, and he thought the South Burnett and the North Burnett should have more connections.
“It started from there.”
Artists to be featured include Carmel Nott, Shannus O’Sullivan, Fay Stumm, Dot Rowland, Karol Oakley, Trish Erkens, Diana Bolton, Jo O’Brien-Welch, Thelma Archibald, Anthony Donas and Cathy McClelland.
The South Burnett exhibition will be at the RM Williams Centre in February / March.