Exhibition sprouts another limb
FOR THOSE who missed out on their recent exhibition in Proserpine, Heartists' Arboreta exhibition is now on display at Art Whitsunday Gallery in the Whitsunday Shopping Centre at Cannonvale.
Latin for 'various sites of trees', arboreta are places where trees are grown for scientific observation, for pleasure, or both.
The exhibition was initially organised to provide a focus for the recently formed group to hone long-neglected and sometimes forgotten skills.
However, it has also provided greater interaction for artists within the community, increasing their self-confidence and reducing social isolation.
Heartists selected the theme of 'arboreta' as it was easily identifiable and something everyone in the group could relate to in one way or another and could develop into their chosen media.
Thus the tree and/or its parts have been depicted in eclectic and interesting ways through photography, painting, textiles and a variety of 3D pieces.
Local artists were invited to support the Heartists in this exhibition to provide a broader scope of media displayed.
Exhibiting artists include Susie Bowen, Alan Clinch, Belinda Curry, Therese Cummins, Taryn Russell, Ross Scanlon, Pattie Wyllie and Glenda Vickers.
The exhibition is open until Friday, August 7.
The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Entry is free.
The exhibition has been made possible through the Regional Arts and Development Fund, Whitsunday Regional Council and the generous support of Art Whitsunday Incorporated.
WHERE: Art Whitsunday Gallery, Whitsunday Shopping Centre, Cannonvale.
WHEN: Until Friday, August 7.
ENTRY: 10am-4pm Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday. Entry is free.