South Nanango artist Julie Taschke has been exploring her life and memories in works spread around the Wondai Regional Art Gallery’s three main display areas

March 6, 2024

Works by South Nanango artist Julie Taschke are filling the walls of all three galleries at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery this month.

Opening night last Friday attracted a small crowd who were eager to see Julie’s many works, which are created in a naïve style.

Julie moved to the South Burnett five years ago from Logan City where she also attracted attention with her art.

In Gallery 1, Julie has “Liminal Feelings” – works she created during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

These artworks are based on photo manipulation as well as inked transparencies laying over images.

“On the Move” in the main gallery are works tracing Julie’s life from house to house, places visited and cars driven, all connected by memories and footprints around the walls.

And in Gallery 3 is “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” which feature people who influenced Julie’s art, the quiet spaces of today in the South Burnett, and the future …

Kidz Korner is still filled with works from Tingoora State School, but they will soon be replaced by pieces created during upcoming children’s workshops at the gallery which will be overseen by Julie.

For the second month in a row, the official opening was conducted by Cr Kathy Duff with assistance from Julie’s relatives and Gallery Patron Ros Heit.

Ros Heit, Julie Taschke and Cr Kathy Duff received help at the exhibition’s official opening from Julie’s daughter Nic Taschke, from Springfield, and Julie’s grand-daughter Frankie, 4
Cr Scott Henschen with Diane Riedy, from Wondai
Rosalind Rewald and Marie Routledge, from Murgon
Old friends Clare Pott and Diane Riedy, both from Wondai, also had the opportunity to chat
Gallery curator Elaine Madill was back from holidays to welcome guests at the opening of the March exhibition


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