Local artist brings innovation to illustration at Caloundra Regional Gallery
  • Wednesday 02 January 2013

Sunshine Coast Council presents a series of meticulously detailed works by local illustrator Dean Jacobs’ exhibition DOUBLE-TAKE at Caloundra Regional Gallery from 16 January to 3 March 2013.

Sunshine Coast illustrator Dean Jacobs said the doors are opening as he embarks on his first exhibition showcasing this new illustrative style.

"The world of illustration is shifting. Now with the influence of technology, the days of pencil and paper is quickly being replaced by mouse and computer screen," he said.

"It’s great to be at the cusp of an emerging style.

"There are not many practitioners locally who have adopted this style and I am excited to bring it to the public through my exhibition.

"My DOUBLE-TAKE exhibition looks at the world of Digital Hyperrealistic Illustration giving an insight into the techniques and processes that I use to create these pieces.

"From meticulously detailed portraits, to exploring the dark half – peeking from the depths of my PhD into Jack the Ripper – it is a journey worth exploring and one that will force you to DOUBLE-TAKE."

The community are invited to attend the official opening on Friday 18 January 2013 which will also provide the opportunity to meet the artist. Bookings are now open for a free QAGOMA Kids' APT7 on Tour: Cartooning Workshop by Peter Carnavas on Tuesday 22 January from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Limited numbers are available to children aged 7 to 12 years of age. Bookings are essential by visiting council’s library website.