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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Work from Ken Munsie

Keeper of the Words
At last a new piece of rescued assemblage is complete and ready for the world ...
Open the front door to reveal three more doorways ... open the top and bottom doors and you'll find the scrolls containing the words ... then behind the two middle doors sits the Keeper - but to see him, you'll have to visit my studio ...

The work stands 450mm tall and is for sale at $Aus650.00.
I trust you've enjoyed this post - and I do hope you'll return ...
cheers - Ken

Monday, August 29, 2011


Maleny Image 9:introduced
As part of the Sunshine Coast Council’s Weedbuster Week, 18 artists from the Collaboration of Maleny Artists have mounted an interesting exhibition of paintings and sculptural works at the Maleny Library.
COMA convenor, Ken Munsie, invited artists to research introduced species from along the Range, and reflect on how they have affected – or infected – our local natural environment … and to then create an artwork based on what they found.
Subject matters vary from Petterson’s Curse to Hemp to feral goats and Mistflower, with all the works created on canvasses of a similar size. Artists have also included a statement with their work that describes the effects of each specie and what inspired the artist to work with that subject matter.
The exhibition opens on Friday 02 September at 5.30pm - then runs for a fortnight at the library and moves to the Up Front Club in Maple Street for a further four weeks from 13 September.
All artworks are offered for sale at $120.00.
Fiona Dempster
Barry Smith
Cath Nash
Dianna Frank
 Helen Almberg
 Helen Campbell
 Jinty Stockings
 Jo Murray
 Johan Tijssen
 Ken Munsie
Kim Schoenberger
 Marianne Osborne
 Noela Mills
 Penny Rogan
 Sonja Georgeson
 Stephanie McLennan
 Tory Richards
 The Gallery Wall
Thank you for calling by -
I hope you'll visit my blog again ...
cheers - Ken 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Congratulations Shannon Garson

The winner of the Noosa Regional Gallery Travelling Scholarship national contemporary 3D art prize, presented by the Sunshine Coast Council, was announced last night at the Noosa Regional gallery.

Division 12 Councillor Lew Brennan presented Ange Leech from Victoria with the overall winner award and Shannon Garson from Maleny with the Highly Commended award.
“The purpose of the scholarship is to enable the winner to undertake study or training interstate or overseas. This may be through a recognised art institution, participation in short-term workshops or study with a nominated artist,” Councillor Brennan said.

Ange Leech was thrilled with the win and said that her winning work, Booth 1. ‘Not without my Carby’ is an interactive sculpture.

“Viewers are invited to place their hands into gloves so that they can assemble and reassemble the work,” Ange said.
“The prize will enable me to attend a puppet-making course in Prague and receive guidance in traditional wood working techniques such as carving and designing as well as attending lectures and performances.”
Maleny based artist ( and COMA member ) Shannon Garson is well known for her delicate porcelain vessels decorated with lively drawings. Her winning pieced entitled, Wallum Mapping – Diurnal Variation is from a body of mixed media work inspired by the Wallum Swamp eco-system.

“There is so much to be learnt through simply observing the world and being aware of the physical elements that surround us,” Shannon said.

The Noosa Regional Gallery Travelling Scholarship for 2011 is currently being exhibited at the Noosa Regional Gallery until 11 September, open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. For more information visit

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