Glen Skien with Professor Ross Woodrow at the opening of Mytho-Poetic last Friday night.
Glen Skien with Professor Ross Woodrow at the opening of Mytho-Poetic last Friday night. Contributed

Mytho-Poetic exhibition officially opened

BRISBANE-based artist Glen Skien's exhibition Mytho-Poetic was officially opened last Friday night by Professor Ross Woodrow, deputy director of Postgraduate and Research at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

Glen is well known in the printmaking community and has created an exhibition described by Ingrid Hoffman in her forward of his catalogue as, "the quiet, yet poignant experiences we have that can almost pass unnoticed, yet seem capable, upon reflection, of resonating with the deeper truths of universal human narratives".

The exhibition is on view until Saturday, June 15.

To celebrate, a 1930s-themed dinner event is being organised on Saturday, June 8, fully catered for $40 a person at the Gympie Regional Gallery. For any further information or bookings please phone 5481 0733.

Also officially opening on Friday night was an exhibition titled Recovery - The Flood Objects Project by Ipswich based artist Deb Mostert.

Her beautiful paintings are technically inspired by the Dutch masters, Vermeer and Rembrandt, and feature objects that were found after the floodwaters subsided during the 2011 floods from the areas surrounding Brisbane and Ipswich.

Stories from the families and people who were affected by the flood can be read next to each painting that further extend the experiences these people felt during this time of tragedy and hope.

This exhibition will contiuntil Saturday, May 18.

Gympie Times


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