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Myths and Legends of the Australian Bush at CHARTS

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The Myths and Legends of the Australian Bush exhibition on display at CHARTS.

An exhibition showcasing the stories, myths, creatures and eccentricities of the Australian bush will be on display in Childers from this month.

Created by members of Childers Visual Art Group, Myths and Legends of the Australian Bush, will be available to view at Childers Art Space until Sunday, 20 March.

Each artist has provided an individual interpretation of bush legends, producing a series of mini exhibitions within the display.

Art journals used to record and develop ideas and narrate the individual artistic journey, are also featured in the exhibition as unique works.

Childers Visual Art Group secretary Lesley Perk said the exhibition had been in the works for over a year, with a number of mediums used by different artists.

“We have been working on this project for over a year now with 18 artists from the group involved in the exhibition,” Lesley said.

“The works include paintings, works on paper, clay and textile pieces and also includes the artists story boards and journals.

“We would encourage people to view the exhibition so they can see how our group works together to produce exhibitions.”

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Artwork on display as part of the Myths and Legends of the Australian Bush exhibition at CHARTS.

Childers Visual Art Group Artistic Director Alice McLaughlin said the group were given freedom to interpret the theme how they chose, making the display very unique.

“This year our Visual Arts Group has based our study on myths and legends of our Australian bush and things pertaining to this theme,” Alice said.

“The artists were encouraged to keep a journal to work out their ideas and develop more as they worked, with each artist given freedom to choose their own group of artworks to best illustrate the theme and display.”

Alice said that through the use of journals the artists were able to work to the theme and showcase the process they have gone through to produce their displays.

“The object of the process was to teach the artists to work to a given theme, to produce their own exhibition and to research and plan the works professionally with the use of a journal.

“Some of these journals are on display at the exhibition for the viewers to enjoy and understand the artists journey too.

“Please feel free to look through them as you will enjoy the whole experience with the artists more as you are viewing their artworks.”

You can find out more about the exhibition here.

Event details:
What: Myths and Legends of the Australian Bush
Where: Childers Art Space – 72 Churchill Street
When: Until Sunday, 20 March
Time: Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 3 pm
Cost: Free

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