Sisters Kay Gorring and Robyn Dower have taken over the walls of the Wondai Regional Art Gallery this month with an eclectic collection of whimsical creations

May 10, 2024

Wondai Regional Art Gallery has set visitors a challenge this month … can you find all the items from “Aunt Mabel’s Antiques, Curios and Collectables”?

The idea is that a delivery truck has dropped off (literally) boxes of goods which are now spread around the floors and walls.

The whimsical exhibition, actually entitled “Subject To Change”, is an eclectic collection of pieces by sisters Robyn Dower and Kay Gorring spread across the gallery’s display areas.

There’s everything from a life-size horse (hard to miss in the main gallery) to tiny mice plus cats and dogs.

There’s sculptures, paintings, plaques and even tic-tac-toe…

Visitors can get a copy of an “Inventory List” to check off all the items as they scour the gallery from top to bottom to find the hidden delights.

In the back gallery, Kay Gorring has taken over the walls for her first solo exhibition, combining paper collage with poetry.

The exhibition was officially opened last Friday night by Wondai Gallery returnee Gil Smith who trekked from the Sunshine Coast with his wife Michelle especially for the night.

Gil was always a regular compere at the gallery’s opening nights before retiring to the Coast, and Michelle was the gallery’s treasurer for many years.

A large crowd gathered on opening night, entertained by wandering saxophonist Jordan Holden, enjoying Nuova Scuola wines and supper prepared by the gallery’s volunteers.

The exhibition will remain on show at the Wondai Art Gallery until 3:00pm on Saturday, June 1. Entry is free and the gallery is open from 10:00am to 3:00pm, daily.

Michelle and Gil Smith were welcomed back to the Wondai Gallery by South Burnett Mayor Kathy Duff, centre
Former Wondai resident Gil Smith took over the opening night duties
Sisters Kay Gorring and Robyn Dower were photo-bombed by family members when we tried to catch them together
Saxophonist Jordon Holden entertained the guests with live music as he wandered in the main galley
Lucas, 12, and Kai Radici, 8, from Redgate, were enjoying playing noughts and crosses at one of the art installations
Jen Clark and Doug Draper, from Cooran, on opening night

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