Matchbox art
Matchbox art

Exciting day at gallery

COME to the Gympie Regional Gallery on Saturday, June 23 for an exciting day with all sorts of activities to see and do.

Brave the chilly air and arrive at 8am where the gallery verandah will turn into a Suitcase Market, with local artisans hocking their wares in two suitcases full of goodies to rummage through, from vintage to jewellery, trinkets, keepsakes and cards.

Grab a bargain and something lovingly hand made, grown or pre loved, with the Suitcase Market on until noon.

While you are at the gallery, check out the artwork that comes to Gympie from the National Gallery of Australia.

Contained in a suitcase, each artwork is designed to be touched and explored, not something that is usually allowed in a gallery.

Join free workshops from 10am-noon, and later from 1-3pm with Michael Ciavarella, where you can make a tiny artwork that fits into a matchbox.

These workshops are designed for people of all ages, so bring the whole family and make one each to be displayed in an exhibition called "the matchbox show", on view in the gallery from July 17-August 11.

Please call 5481 0733 to book a space.

Also on Saturday, June 23 at 11am, you can join prominent and established artist Ian Smith for an informal discussing of his paintings in the exhibition On and Off the Road.

Ian Smith is a Brisbane based artist who is represented by numerous galleries in Australia and overseas. He has been an Archibald finalist on eight occasions, and has worked as a full time artist since 1979.

So join a full day, Saturday, June 23 at the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash St, Gympie.

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