Sharon Pearson, Rosemary Balzer and Meryl Kahler, from Kingaroy, were rugged up against the winter chills
South Burnett mayor Brett Otto officially opened the Kingaroy Gallery Exhibition before hitting the highway with Cr Danita Potter for the now traditional Friday night dash to the Wondai Art Gallery’s opening night

June 8, 2021

Mulled wine and pumpkin soup … what better way to welcome in winter on a cool Kingaroy night?

The Kingaroy Art Team turned on the winter warmers for the official opening of the Queensland Winter Craft Festival on Friday night.

The festival will be filling the gallery and surrounds for the next two months.

As well as exhibitions in all the gallery spaces, there are various demonstrations scheduled as well as limited-number hands-on workshops.

For June,  the Alpaca Collective has taken over Gallery 1 with its “Farm To Fashion Isolation Creations”.

The Red Earth Ruggers have taken over the walls in Gallery 2 with “What’s Old Is New Again”, an exhibition of various forms of rugmaking, knitting and crochet.

Well-known Goomeri potter Fay Stumm, who has been working for the past few years with Cherbourg artists, has filled Gallery 3 with her own works.

Her “Frozen Garden” is made up of small and large sculptures.

Mayor Brett Otto officially opened the festival, saying it added to the richness of the South Burnett’s culture.

“The general public sometimes doesn’t appreciate the extent of the creativity across the region,” he said.

“We should be proud that Kingaroy is the place where the Queensland Winter Craft Festival is launched.”

Goomeri artist Fay Stumm with some of her “Frozen Garden” creations in Gallery 3
Lisa Hutton, from Kingaroy, with Jumping Ant Arts president and KAT leader Fran van Vegchel
Arts portfolio holder Cr Danita Potter stepped in at the last minute to judge the “Hats With Attitude” competition … she selected this one which stood out …
… Darryl Jones, of Kingaroy, was presented with his prize for his “attitude” hat, “Kitchen Classics” at the opening night
Faith won the Hat competition (5-12 years) with her colourful chook … Cr Potter said all children who entered the hat competition were given a prize
Myrie Cobby and Julia Jeffery, from the Alpaca Collective … the group has a display of wearable art in Gallery 1
John Walduck, Kingaroy, and Pauline Smith, Taabinga, were enjoying the opening night atmosphere
Sam Bowler, Nanango, and Dorothy Bell, Kingaroy, were browsing the exhibitions

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