March 9, 2021
Art lovers had the choice of which gallery opening to attend on Friday night, when the two South Burnett Regional Council-owned galleries again scheduled their official openings on the same night.
The March exhibition at the Kingaroy Gallery features works by Mundubbera-based artist Sue Lederhose and Lockyer Valley’s Marilyn Leitch.
A small crowd gathered for the official opening by Cr Kirstie Schumacher, enjoying wine and nibblies supplied by the volunteer Kingaroy Art Team which runs the gallery.
At Wondai Gallery, a much larger crowd – many connected to St Mary’s Catholic College – gathered to view an exhibition of works by Kingaroy artist and art teacher Bronwyn Langford Martoo.
Bronwyn’s works stretched across the first and third galleries.
In Gallery 2, a photography exhibition featured works by John Dalton and former St Mary’s students Hannah Depper and Bridget Barkle.
John, who is assistant to the principal at St Mary’s, had not met up with Hannah and Bridget since they left school six years ago. The opportunity to hold a joint exhibition was a chance for the trio to catch up.
But St Mary’s hadn’t taken over the whole gallery … in Kidz Korner, junior students from St John’s Lutheran School in Kingaroy had their works on display.
The Wondai exhibitions were officially opened by Bronwyn’s husband, multimedia personality Damien Martoo.
Both Kingaroy and Wondai exhibitions will be on show until the end of the month. Entry to either gallery is free.