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Emerging Brisbane artist Peter Breen with some of his sketches on old encyclopeadia pages

One of Robyn Dower’s whimsical works … a whole string of budgies are escaping down the gallery corridor

August 13, 2018

Kingaroy Art Gallery’s latest exhibitions feature the whimsical, the colourful and the deeply personal.

The gallery’s August exhibitions were officially opened on Friday evening with a wine and cheese night.

In the main gallery, emerging artist Peter Breen is exploring his life in a series of works on old encyclopaedia pages which belonged to his late mother-in-law.  Peter, who worked as a radiographer at Kingaroy Hospital from 1978-82, was last in Kingaroy as a judge at the inaugural David Bryce Rural Art Award in April this year.

His collection of 30 works on ripped out pages, “Against the Flow of My Constructed Self”, includes sketches of fellow train commuters in Brisbane and glimpses of County Kerry from a trip to Ireland.

Tingoora artist Robyn Dower’s exhibition in Gallery 2, “A Little Left Of Centre”, is a whimsical and good-humoured collection of paintings and papier-mâché sculptures which is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

In Gallery 3, Hivesville artist Lesley Ann Fewtrell has brought along photographs, paintings and colourful leadlight mosaics made of glass, pottery and metal.

The three exhibitions will remain on display at the gallery throughout August. Entry is free.

Tingoora artist Robyn Dower, second from left, with her sisters Kay Gorring, Morayfield; Julia Jeffs, Gold Coast; and Christine Hall, Sunshine Coast; at the opening night

Camilla Meyers and Sophie Jacobsen, from Kingaroy, were enjoying browsing the three exhibitions

Mavis Breen took the opportunity to catch up with an old family friend, Roger Livingstone, from Kingaroy

This is the second time that Hivesville artist Lesley Fewtrell has brought a display of leadlighting to the Kingaroy Art Gallery


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