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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Paper Cutting Workshop

Maleny Arts Council inc. presents

Pamela See
TURNING THE PAGE - Paper Cutting Workshop

26 and 27 September 2009 ( new dates )

Turning the page is a paper cutting exercise that is designed to acquaint participants with traditional Chinese paper cutting techniques, whilst creating a display that strikes an accord with gallery patrons.

The theme of the weekend is change, as instigated by progress and/or human intervention. It also references the recently introduced laws that forbid the lopping of certain tree species.

Fee: $100.00 – includes some materials
Date: Saturday/Sunday 26 / 27 September ... Times: 10am to 4pm

Bookings - Ken Munsie - 5429 6566 0r

Peter Hudson wins SCAP

Maleny artist Peter Hudson has beaten a field of top Australian artists to scoop this year’s Sunshine Coast Art Prize with a highly emotive oil painting of fish surging towards a moon rising over the ocean. This is the first time a Sunshine Coast artist has won the prestigious national art prize, beating 39 other outstanding finalists from around Australia with his entry that was described by judge Phillip Bacon as “an arresting image, very beautifully painted and one of this local artist’s most mature works”. Before this win, Peter was already on a wave of success with his art developing a growing following, including being named a finalist in the 2007 Archibald prize. He described his winning SCAP painting, entitled Law, as breaching the divide between the natural and human worlds. “Sadly modern humans are losing their consciousness and their connection to homeland,” he said. “The painting Law is a reminder of scale, power, beauty, deep mystery and living in hope that all will be OK.” Judge Phillip Bacon said he chose the winning painting, which will be added to the gallery’s permanent collection, because: “The ebb and flow of human consciousness, indeed of human life, emanates from the canvas. “I think this work is a worthy addition to the permanent collection, and I congratulate Peter Hudson, indeed all 40 finalists, for making this a particularly strong exhibition.”

Friday, August 21, 2009

TeaPots and TeaCosies

Just a reminder to all you ceramicists and knitters out there that the sixth annual MACG Maleny TeaPot Competition is on over the last weekend in September. Prize pool for the TeaPots is $1500. This year we are also including a "funky" TeaCosy competition and the winning Cosy will receive a prize of $150. More details and entry forms can be found at
Chiko Jones - TeaPot winner 2008
Christine Duelberg - TeaCosy winner 2008

Friday, August 14, 2009

Di West - first prize

Congratulations to Di West for scooping in the prizes at the Brisbane RNA Ekka ... There were two categories; she won 1st prize in one category (abstract) and 2nd and 3rd Prizes in the second
category (figurative)... super works ...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Opening Scene at Artworks

Friends, artists and patrons rubbed shoulders and sipped champagne at Maleny Artworks Gallery last Saturday for the opening of the August exhibition.

Group Show @ Maleny Artworks

Maleny Artworks Gallery is bursting at the seams this month with four solo exhibitions currently running.

A fascination with signs and symbols is the inspiration for these exhibitions by leading local artists. Rosemary Almberg’s abstract paintings exploring the emblems of Court Cards, and Helen Almberg’s series of mixed media artworks based on the twelve Zodiac signs, are an intriguing insight into the ancient symbolism and mystique of signs.

Clayworker Ann Oliver has been inspired after recent travels throughout Europe and Viet Nam, to develop a series of ceramic creatures that have captured the essence of different cultures. Her unique dragons and gargoyles stand sentinel throughout the gallery, their bold shapes, vibrant colours and symbols of cultures past, creating creatures that are fun and whimsical rather than serious.

Painter Wendy van der Drift has put together a superb collection of still life oil paintings of fruit and vegetables. Her exhibition of 63 richly coloured works is titled Life Force and fills the gallery with works greatly reminiscent of the Old Masters.

Also part of the show is a series of unique fibre vessels by Noela Mills and ceramic boxes by Ken Munsie.

The exhibitions run through August.