September 12, 2013
A small but enthusiastic crowd attended the Wondai Regional Art Gallery last Friday night for the opening of its September exhibition.
This month the Gallery is mounting three separate shows – portraits by Marjie Zimmermannn in the front gallery; mosaics and ceramic jewellery by Nanango artist Danielle Lawrence in the rear gallery; and works by members of the Nanango Art Society in the main gallery.
The exhibition was officially opened by Gallery patron and former South Burnett Mayor David Carter.
He praised the artworks on show, and commended the gallery’s volunteers for the effort they’d put into moulding such a diverse collection of work into a cohesive whole.
Curator Elaine Madill said that the exhibition was “a tribute to the Nanango Art Society” whose members had provided a stimulating and wide-ranging collection of artworks covering everything from paintings to sculpture and furniture.
She suggested that if visitors wanted to see more, they should make a point of visiting the Society’s “Winds Of Change” gallery in Nanango
Mrs Madill went on to say that the September exhibition is also a warm-up for next month, when the Gallery will be hosting the 19th Annual South Burnett Regional Art Competition.
This major art competition – only open to South Burnett artists – is sponsored by the South Burnett Regional Council and will be staged as part of the South Burnett-Cherbourg On Show long weekend.
Mrs Madill warned guests that the Gallery will be bringing popular Cherbourg band Muddy Flats back to perform on opening night, as well as launching the Wondai Hotel & Cellar’s new wine label “Yolo”.
“The Gallery was absolutely packed the last time we had Muddy Flats here in July,” she said, “and we’re catering for bumper numbers.
“So if you’re coming on October 4th, be prepared for a great night out.”
- The current exhibition will remain on display at the Gallery from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily until the end of the month.