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Groups combine for Walker Street Craft Centre event

Walker Street Craft Centre
Bundaberg Art Society gift shop at the Walker Street Craft Centre is packed full of hand-crafted goods.

The Walker Street Craft Centre will hold a combined exhibition and open day this Saturday, just in time for Mother's Day.

Bundaberg Pottery Group, Bundaberg Art Society and Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild are nestled inside the Walker Street Craft Centre.

The exhibition is a chance to take in the stunning artwork in Bundaberg Art Society’s latest exhibition, Still Life in 2022, at the Hazzard Gallery, before perusing ceramic craft by the Bundaberg Pottery Group.

The talented members have been busy creating a visual feast of contemporary still life works in many mediums including ceramics, textiles, watercolours, oils, pastels and mixed media.

Bundaberg Art Society vice president Christina Dean said about 30 local artists had honed their skills to create some fantastic still life artworks.

“It’s a full house for this exhibition,” Christina said.

“Anything still life – with the exhibition running for a month.”

Walker Street Craft Centre
Bundaberg Art Society vice president Christina Dean and member Maggie Spenceley invite the community to check out the latest exhibition, Still Life in 2022.

Bundaberg Art Society member Maggie Spenceley said along with the still life exhibition, community members could pick out a handcrafted gift or two.

Maggie said the gift shop was stocked full of unique gifts suitable for Mother’s Day or any special occasion.

“As well as the exhibition, we have a beautiful artwork in the shop – cards, scarves, pendants and small gifts all suitable for Mother’s Day,” Maggie said.

“Everything in there has been created by members of the art society and all of them are local.

Bundaberg Pottery Group president Necia Rosevear said members had been hard at work creating some spectacular ceramic pieces for both the Mother’s Day sale and the upcoming Bundaberg Show.

Necia has been with Bundaberg Pottery Group for two decades and she said there was always the opportunity to learn something new.

She said the gallery was stocked full of unique gifts suitable for Mother’s Day or any special occasion.

Walker Street Craft Centre
Bundaberg Pottery Group president Necia Rosevear said members had been hard at work creating some spectacular ceramic pieces for both the Mother’s Day sale and the upcoming Bundaberg Show.

“Potters have used various techniques to create these pieces,” she said.

“We’ve used different items that burn in the kiln to give different effects with some pieces functional and others that are decorative. All wonderful gifts for mums.”

Walker Street Craft Centre combined exhibition and open day will be open on Saturday 7 May, from 9 am to 12 pm, at 95c Walker Street.

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