Exhibition squeezes best of teachers art
  • Thursday 03 September 2009

Teachers are about to step out of the classroom and into the studio at the Squeeze ’09 art exhibition at Cooroy’s Butter Factory Arts Centre from 3 to 30 September.

The third biennial art exhibition encourages art educators to explore their own artistic endeavours through new media art in its various forms.

Presented by the Sunshine Coast Council’s Creative Communities team, the exhibition will officially open on Saturday 5 September at 4pm.

Gallery Public Program Officer Robert Natoli said the exhibition was part of the council gallery team’s commitment to assisting artistic development in all sectors of the region.

“Teachers give so much of themselves in their everyday teaching and the Squeeze exhibitions are a way we can assist teachers to devote time to exploring their own personal artistic endeavours,” Mr Natoli said.

“This year we have asked participants to explore the exciting area of new media as the central theme and they’ve responded by producing fabulous works made from materials such as bitumous paint, rusting cans and growing grass as well as exploring areas such as wearable and digital art.”

To RSVP for the opening email artgallery@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone 5420 8299. Admission is free and all teachers are welcome. Contact the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5472 0222.

The Butter Factory Arts Centre is located at 10 Maple Street, Cooroy and will be open on Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm during the exhibition.