The front art space at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery has been taken over by printmakers … Kingaroy artist Carmel Nott has some Chinese-inspired scrolls on display plus booklets and wall hangings; she’s is pictured with South Burnett Deputy Mayor Danita Potter who officially opened the Winter Craft Exhibition

June 5, 2024

Interested in pottery or perhaps mosaics? Print-making or macrame? Or maybe making a terrarium is more your style … then the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery is the place to explore over the next two months.

The gallery’s annual celebration of arts and crafts, which coincides with the official start of winter, officially began on Saturday, with displays in the main gallery spaces and demonstrations in the 1913 Council Chambers building at the rear of the complex.

The gallery hosts the Queensland Winter Craft Festival in June and July every year.

The aim is to offer local residents the opportunity to take part in workshops and watch displays of artists and craftspeople at work.

The first workshop, a pottery class led by Lyndell Petersen, was held on Sunday.

This weekend there will be a mosaics workshop (June 8) followed by silk scarf painting (June 15), prints for kids (June 22), terrarium making (June 22), printmaking (June 23) and pottery sculpture (June 29-30).

More information about these workshops – and what will be happening in July – is available by contacting the gallery on 0488-793-419 or 0488-194-850.

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The Quilt Trail, an annual “craft crawl” around the region, is on again this year, coinciding with the Winter Craft Festival.

On July 27 (9:00am-3:00pm) and July 28 (9:00am-1:00pm), visitors have been invited to drop in to:

  • Alisellou Designs – 37 Alexander Street (Bunya Hwy), Wooroolin
  • Cooinda Craft Group – Uniting Church Hall, Alfred Street, Kingaroy
  • QCWA Kingaroy – 1938 Council Chambers, Youngman Street, Kingaroy
  • Quilters Rest, 562 Weens Road, Gordonbrook
  • Somethings Country, 18 Alford Street, Kingaroy
  • Wooroolin De Stash, Wooroolin Memorial Hall, Alexander Street (Bunya Hwy), Wooroolin
Three of the exhibitors … Susan Goddard, Wooroolin; Michelle Black, Dalby; and Romaine Undery, Kingaroy
Alison Murray and Margie Williams, from Kingaroy, were browsing the items in Gallery 2
In the 1913 Chambers … Fiona Elliott, from Blackbutt, was doing papercraft and “junk journalling”
Julia Jeffery was demonstrating some of the works that can be made from alpaca wool
Judy Brook was also demonstrating some knitting crafts … and recovering after her efforts of hanging all the works in the main gallery earlier in the week!
Lisa and Emily Hutton, from Kingaroy, were watching a macramé demonstration by Teagan Stumm, from Kingaroy
Printed booklets and other items made from wood and lino cuts by Kingaroy artist Carmel Nott
A fold-out print made by Kingaroy Arts Team leader and gallery curator Fran Van Vegchel
Diana Bolton, from Wooroolin, was getting some tips on mosaics from Tania Corbet, from Crawford
Tania showing how she carefully snaps out the pieces of ceramics for her mosaics …
… and the end result; pieces from this broken plate were used to make highlights in this mosaic of a horse


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