Seeing the world through black and white can be more liberating than it sounds, as local artist’s work to emphasise not only texture, but also new meanings without the distraction of colour.
Bundaberg Art Society president Marilyn Batty said the annual Black and White exhibition gave members the chance to freely challenge themselves, think outside the box, and see where their imagination and creativity took them.
“It can be a challenge to use black and white,” Marilyn said.
“We have close to 100 pieces of work from local artists.
“All of the work is black and white; except you know artists being artists are sometimes naughty and they sneak some colour in here or there.”
Marilyn said there was a great range of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing, in the monochrome exhibition from artist aged between 17 right up to 90.
She said the subjects of black and white art took centre stage, and the artist's messages and emotions shonethrough.
“This exhibition is purely for fun, and there are some interesting pieces including some stunning pastel work, as the artists were free to do their own thing,” she said.
“Teenager, Grace Jackson, has a stunning collage of an eagle; there is something different from each artist and well worth the visit.”
The Black and White exhibition is open to the public from 22 May and will run through to 26 June.
Bundaberg Art Society’s Hazzard Gallery at 95c Walker Street, is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9am-noon.
For the opening weekend community members can pop along both Saturday and Sunday between 9am-2pm. For more information check out Bundaberg Art Society on Facebook.