Dazzling artworks celebrates the beauty and tradition of the land and sea
  • Tuesday 05 March 2013

Sunshine Coast Council presents the beauty and tradition of the Townsville region through Land and Sea, a dazzling collection of monoprints created by Murris in Ink artists celebrating place and healing at Noosa Regional Gallery until 7 April 2013.

Land and Sea was created by Murris in Ink artists Gail Mabo, Karen Doolan, James Doyle, Bai Wareed Kabe and Aicey Zaro, five artists who live and work in the Townsville region of North Queensland.

This exhibition shows the evolution of styles of print from the more traditional black and white to the vibrant colours found in these monoprints. This series of works on paper tells of the land and sea, the animals, plants and people from the Townsville region, as well as offering stories from the artists’ traditional countries in other parts of mainland Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands.

A sense of plenty, expansiveness and healing has been incorporated into these prints with the use of imagery such as bush medicine and healthy bush foods. In addition, the imagery of the spirits of this place link the past with future generations.

Artslink Queensland’s Exhibition Touring Program brings quality visual arts into regional and remote areas, supporting Queensland artists and communities in celebrating their creativity and diversity. This program is proudly supported by The Queensland Government and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

Visit council’s gallery website today or call 5449 5340 to participate in the following exhibition events:

Family Fun Day

Sunday 10 March from 11am to 2pm

Fun art activities for all to enjoy.

Easter Artschool Creative Holiday Programs

Wednesday 10 April to Thursday 11 April

A series of workshops designed for children aged 5 to 12 years. Bookings essential.

Noosa Regional Gallery is open free to the public, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm and will be closed Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday.