Creative and colourful art in the spotlight at Moncrieff

Colourful art Settsu
Colourful artwork has been hung on the walls of the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre. The paintings were created by students from Settsu, Japan.

Colourful artwork from the Bundaberg Region's sister city of Settsu in Japan has been hung at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

Chairman of the Sister City Committee Cr Ross Sommerfeld said the works were a symbol of the great friendship between both regions and future plans moving forward.

“These beautiful paintings were initially bought over by Mr Yuzo Noiri, Secretary General, Settsu Association for International Exchanges during their visit for the 20th anniversary celebrations in November last year,” Cr Sommerfeld said.

“His vision is for students from our region to participate in an art exchange with students from Settsu Schools.

“We hope to meet with interested principals and teachers regarding this and other sister city projects during May.”

The colourful paintings at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.
Some of the colourful paintings at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the artwork was a welcome addition to the Moncrieff space.

“These pieces of art were painted by Settsu children between the ages of four years to 12 years old and they really do brighten up our Moncrieff,” Cr Peters said.

“Next time you stop in to see a movie or show, don't forget to check out this wonderful display which can be found hanging on the walls in the foyer of the Moncrieff.”