Raylee Koch and Tania Corbet are the “sisters by choice” behind this month’s exhibition at Wondai Art Gallery … the pair are standing in front of May’s “People’s Choice” winner, “Majestic” by Tania (and yes, it’s a painting not a photograph!)

May 13, 2021

Two sisters – who aren’t really sisters – and a bunch of their close friends have taken over Wondai Art Gallery for this month’s exhibition.

“More Than Sisters” features works by Tania Corbet and Raylee Koch (the original Two Sisters) plus Selena Stevens, Elisha Wolter, Fiona Elliott, Wendy Corstiaans and Trish Erkens.

The group’s works fill the walls with more artworks – paintings and photographs – than have been seen at the gallery for some time (if ever …).

Gallery volunteer Gil Smith explained the concept behind the exhibition.

“Two Sisters Art was started in 2010 by Tania Corbet and her ‘sister by choice’ Raylee Koch as a small online store,” Gil said.

“After several years, Raylee branched out into photography, and Tania became the driving force behind Two Sisters Art, which is now a lovely art studio at Crawford.

“The studio includes a shop front, supplying the region with a large range of art supplies, as well as providing many opportunities for like-minded people to meet up and take classes covering many different art styles and mediums.”

Gil said current classes included mixed media, drawing, scrapbooking, watercolour and alcohol ink “as well as the long-running and popular ‘Cocktails and Canvas’ and ‘Cupcakes and Canvas’.”

Tania thanked the Wondai Art Gallery for the opportunity to showcase works by Two Sisters’ teachers.

“I started scrapbooking on the kitchen table about 10 years ago,” she said. “Over the years, the business has evolved with our lives.”

The “More Than Sisters” exhibition will be open at the Wondai Art Gallery until the end of the month.

Entry is free.

The More Than Sisters exhibition crew … from left, Raylee Koch, Fiona Elliott, Selena Stevens, Wendy Corstiaans, Tania Corbet, Elisha Wolter and Trish Erkens
Wondai Art Gallery patron Ros Heit, from Wooroolin, formally opened the exhibition
Enjoying some nibblies were Mary Mitchell, Murgon; and Linda Solomon, Joy Thomson and Madeline, from Moffatdale
Sue Bradley was providing the musical entertainment at Friday night’s exhibition opening
Artists Joy Carter, Kingaroy; and Trish Erkens, Nanango; with Trish’s daughter Kellie, Kingaroy
Raeleen Hansen and Jim Shirlaw, from Wooroolin
Karen Mead, from Wondai; and Tracey Reinbott, Kingaroy
Maree and Grant Anderson, from Wondai
Patricia van Kempen has been co-ordinating the QAGOMA “Kids On Tour” activities at Wondai Gallery … the theme is “Now Is The Time”, encouraging young minds to engage with art and expressing their views on important issues affecting the environment; children can drop into Wondai Gallery’s Kidz Korner space throughout May to take part
Tania Corbet, Cathy Vink, Fiona Elliott and Marianne Horn having fun on opening night

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

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