Exciting exhibitions for consumption at the gallery
  • Thursday 21 April 2011

What: Exhibitions Opening: ‘Dirty Dozen’, ‘Up in Smoke’, ‘Inner Beauty’ and ‘Beyond Realism’.

Where: Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin

When: Friday 29 April 2011 from 6 to 8pm

Who: Noosa Artmakers, Michael Ciavarella, Peter Heuscher, Liz Poole

Noosa Regional Gallery visitors are in for a treat this month with not one but four new exhibitions on display.

Opening night for the exhibitions – ‘Dirty Dozen’, ‘Up in Smoke’, ‘Inner Beauty’ and ‘Beyond Realism’ – is Friday 29 April 2011 from 6 to 8pm.

And to add extra value, the work of local artist, Liz Poole titled ‘Lets Have One For The Animals’ will also be on display.

All exhibitions will be on display at the gallery from 28 April to 5 June 2011.

The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen exhibition has scrubbed and cleaned the studio floor to present a dynamic variety of ceramic works from the local artists of ARTMAKERS Noosa. A collective of twelve fine arts and arts diploma graduates formed in 2009.

The exhibition showcases new works by: Ellen Appleby, Lucy Connop, Liana Volpe, Robyn Gill, Christine Hayes, Suzanne Long, Linda Perry, Beatrice Prost, John Richie, Carolyn Ritchie, Lane Sladovich and Ellen Vasiliauskas.

Up in Smoke
In the celebration of local ceramic talents, lecturer Michael Ciavarella from the Noosa campus of Sunshine Coast TAFE, presents ‘Up in Smoke’.

The concept of miniature artworks en masse, has been intriguing and fascinating art-lovers from the very first beginning of ‘Up in Smoke’ in Gulgong at the 'Clay Energy' conference. This was where 150 matchboxes were filled with a ceramic artwork individually crafted by each contributing artist.

Michael Ciavarella has an ambitious long-term goal of a collection of 5000 matchbox artworks to be exhibited at the International Ceramics Conference in Finland in 2014. Between now and then, ceramic artists from around the world are invited to contribute an artwork to the collection, and be part of this small but impactful art movement.

Inner Beauty
Sensual and beautiful, Peter Heuscher’s work is intimately perceived and expressed large scale in an exaggerated display of highly coloured floral forms. These exquisite oils capture the floral forms zooming into the detail of their beauty.

With ‘Inner Beauty’, Peter Heuscher touches our sense of real beauty once again.

Beyond Realism
To counteract the intimate detail of his floral works in ‘Inner Beauty’, Peter Heuscher makes a departure in style and technique and retains a high-colour pallet in a series of abstract paintings representative of the South East Queensland landscape in ‘Beyond Realism’.

These works are evocative and abstracted images that trace the Mary River journey to the ocean.

Let’s Have One For The Animals
Also exhibiting at the gallery this month, will be the work of local artist, Liz Poole titled ‘Let’s Have One For The Animals’.

Poole’s passion is to promote awareness of the suffering endured by animals specifically raised for food. She creates forms that are humorous and decorative to capture attention of the viewer without the disturbance of the cruel reality of the message. Fifty percent of all sales from her exhibition will be donated to Animal Australia.