Three exclusive exhibitions with links back to the region will be launched at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery from today.
Each of the exhibiting artists have ties to the area, with their artworks inspired by and celebrating Bundaberg.
Galleries director Rebecca McDuff said it was an amazing coup to be able to showcase these exclusive exhibitions.
“This new line up of exhibitions all have really interesting links to our wonderful area,” Ms McDuff said.
“I am so proud that we can walk through all of these spaces, surrounded by the work of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, while knowing that these exhibitions were inspired by our region and created specifically for our gallery.
“People will not have the opportunity to see these exhibitions anywhere else in Queensland or Australia.”
Ms McDuff said Gallery One would host the Forever Memories exhibition by Robert Brownhall, which showcased local houses and landscapes.
“Robert spent a lot of time here in Bundaberg over the past year capturing interesting scenes from our town,” Ms McDuff said.
“I think people will really enjoy walking through the exhibition and recognising houses and landscapes from our region.”
Visitors are invited into the gallery to experience the exhibitions for themselves.
Find out more about the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery here.
Forever Memories – Robert Brownhall – Gallery One
Well known Australian artist Robert Brownhall will showcase his solo exhibition, Forever Memories which captures landscapes and architecture around Bundaberg and Bargara that link back to his early experiences living in the city.
This exhibition takes the viewer on an emotional journey as he uses his artworks to explore his drowning in Moneys Creek, Bargara, when just a child and to make peace with his near-death experience.
Brownhall is known for his vibrant and lifelike rendering of suburban life.
Throw – Sebastian Di Mauro – The Vault
Throw is an autobiographical installation of six woven jacquard blankets derived from watercolour works on rage paper.
Di Mauro is an internationally prominent artist, who has held over 45 solo exhibitions and been included in more than 100 group exhibitions worldwide.
His work is held in significant art collections both nationally and internationally.
The Trouble with Clouds – Susan Hutton – Gallery Two
The Trouble with Clouds documents Sue Hutton’s enhancement with encaustic processes.
After working with the spontaneous, carefree nature of digital drawing, her work has turned towards the slower pace of building up layers with a lovely translucence that can only be achieved in wax.