- Thursday 23 April 2015
If you missed getting your photo taken with high-profile New York artist Kelsey Montague’s #whatliftsyou interactive wings at Nambour Civic Centre, you now have until Sunday, May 17 to cross it off your bucket list.
Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said thousands of people had taken up the opportunity of getting their photo taken with thewings since they arrived at Nambour Civic Centre in early March.
“The Coast is the first in Queensland to acquire our own personally created wings which incorporate our well-known icons such as the Big Pineapple, Glass House Mountains, bunyas and more into the #whatliftsyou artwork,” Cr Rogerson said.
“So if you are heading to Nambour Civic Centre to catch some of the fantastic upcoming entertainment make sure you get your photo taken with the wings and share it with your social media friends.”
Cr Rogerson said Nambour Civic Centre continued to draw crowds both to the stage and to the big screen.
“The Australian Chamber Orchestra will present ‘Around the World’ performed by ACO2 – a string ensemble renowned for its fresh and energetic performance style on Friday, May 22 at 7:30pm,” he said.
“The Centre welcomes the reunited Australian music legends Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd to the stage on their limited Australian Tour, performing their timeless smash hits on July 3.
“And if you love a good laugh, the funny and gritty play, Fly In Fly Out, on June 5 is a must. Based in Queensland this comedy sheds some light on how families and communities deal with upheaval and learn to adapt with the influx of fly-in fly-out workers.
“Of course, the Arthouse Cinema Nambour will not disappoint with a range of the best arthouse, foreign and independent films.
Nambour Civic Centre is the most welcoming venue on the Sunshine Coast and is located on the upper level of the C-Square complex, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour.
Parking is available via Mill Street across from the Coles Supermarket.
For more details about Kelsey Montague’s public artwork head to council’s gallery website.
Kelsey Montague Bio
Kelsey Montague’s interactive art murals reflect a unique worldview. Originally from Colorado, Montague has lived in Florence, London, New York City and Los Angeles. Singer Taylor Swift has shared a photo of her standing in front of the stunning wings in New York City.
Each work is intuitively created, revealing multiple, intricate layers. These "drawings within drawings" are imbued with memories, dreams, emotions and, above all, the artist’s belief that everyone should have the opportunity to become a "living work of art".
Montague studied Art, Design and Media, with combined studies, at Richmond, the American International University in London, where she received an American Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a British Bachelor of Arts degree with first class honours.
Her large interactive murals have taken her to NYC, Denver, Las Vegas and San Jose, Costa Rica.
Montague’s observations and experiences are translated into her drawings, offering an intricate interactive piece that is both broadly universal and deeply personal.
Visit www.kelseymontagueart.com for more information.