November 13, 2019
A bumper crowd of almost 140 people packed the Wondai Regional Art Gallery for the opening of its November exhibition.
This month the gallery is displaying works by South Burnett artist Elizabeth Greensill in the front gallery; paper tole works by Kingaroy’s Rosemarie Matthews-Frederick and several of her students in the main gallery; and new works by Gold Coast graphic artist Kylie Madill in the rear gallery.
Gallery curator Elaine Madill OAM said the opening night crowd was the biggest the gallery has seen so far this year, but given the high quality of the works on show she wasn’t surprised.
Elaine told the audience they can expect more of the same over the summer.
During December and January, the gallery will be hosting an exhibition of works by the Pastel Society of Australia.
This will be the first exhibition of this type seen in the region, and because the South Burnett is already home to at least two Master Pastellists she expected the quality would be particularly high.
Elaine also told the audience the gallery has a very full program planned for 2020, and its exhibition schedule was almost fully booked through until 2022.
Gallery patron Cr Ros Heit, Arts portfolio chair Cr Danita Potter and Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff also attended the evening, all wearing pink to promote “Pinking Up The South Burnett” to help raise funds for the McGrath Foundation’s breast care nurses.
During the evening the trio cut one of Cr Duff’s signature pink ribbons to officially declare the exhibition open.