Three “Judies” who will be taking part in various activities at the gallery over the next two months …. Judi Tompkins, from Landsborough, who will be demonstrating fibre textile arts, including the “Waldboro technique” of rug making; Judy Brook, Kingaroy (rug making) and Judy N Gray, Tableland (spinning and weaving)

June 2, 2018

The two-month Queensland Winter Craft Festival is now officially under way at Kingaroy Art Gallery following its launch by South Burnett Keith Campbell on Saturday morning.

Mayor Campbell praised the inspiration and creativity behind many of the pieces on display, which he described as “hugely professional”.

Jenny Gemmell, the president of the volunteer Kingaroy Arts Team which runs the gallery on behalf of council, said the festival would not have been possible without the help of her team of Julia (Jeffery), Fran (van Vegchel) and Fay (Stumm).

For the next two months, visitors to the gallery will be able to take part in craft workshops, watch demonstrations, browse displays and enjoy “make and take” activities.

Booklets detailing the activities on offer are available at the gallery, or visit the Kingaroy Art Gallery website

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Kingaroy Arts Team president Jenny Gemmell with South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell who officially opened the two-month festival on Saturday morning
Joy Carter, Wayne Brown and Trish Erkens, all from Kingaroy
Evelyna de Kerkhof, from the Monday Artists Group, with Dot Rowland who was demonstrating various collage techniques on behalf of Jumping Ant Arts
Some more Jumping Ants Arts members …. Carmel Nott, Liz Platz and Selena Stevens
Alison Murray and Pamela Lincoln, from the Kingaroy Hospital Auxiliary, were raising money to purchase an ultrasound for use in the Emergency Department with a “Name The Baby Girl” competition … from Monday, the doll will be back up at the Hospital canteen to attract donations, and the prize will be drawn on June 8 by Cr Danita Potter

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