BY DESIGN: An exciting project will be launched on Wednesday, June 29 to develop a range of Gympie products for sale in tourist outlets.
BY DESIGN: An exciting project will be launched on Wednesday, June 29 to develop a range of Gympie products for sale in tourist outlets. Julie Pratt

Designs on Gympie tourism

CALLING artists, designers and creatives.

You have an opportunity to be part of a design project working on a range of Gympie-centric products for sale in tourist outlets.

The project will be launched tomorrow at 6pm at the Gympie Regional Gallery with guest speakers Leo Yip and Neil Davidson, industrial designers and founders of Auxiliary Design School based in Brisbane.

Come and find out more about this exciting project. Light refreshments will be served.

Gympie Regional Gallery is situated at 39 Nash St, just behind the cinema. Inquiries 5481 0733.

Memories of life

IT WAS the discovery of her father’s old implements stored in boxes for many years that triggered Cunummulla artist Peta Warner.

She started drawing the objects with graphite on gesso which began an exploration of the history and sentiment embedded in objects from her family’s life on the land.

GONE FISHING TOO: Sensitive drawings depicting lost memories by Peta Warner will go on show at the Gympie Regional Gallery on July 12.
Sensitive drawings depicting lost memories by Peta Warner will go on show at the Gympie Regional Gallery on July 12.

Her detailed drawings have become a visual record of Australia’s social history and will be on display as part of her The Keeper: Memories of a rural life exhibition at the Gympie Regional Gallery from July 12–to August 20 with the official opening on Saturday, July 16 at 11am at the Gallery Suitcase Market.

To share her skills Peta will conduct a drawing workshop on Sunday, July 17 from 9am–4pm. Bookings are essential for this workshop. For costs and more details, phone 5481 0733.

Enigmatic drawings

GEORGE Allan began spontaneously drawing his profound and astonishing drawings in 2001, however it wasn’t until 2011 that they became publicly available via a website and social media.

Aptly named Enigmatic Drawing due the body of work's unprecedented nature and detail, George began drawing without artistic ability, experience or inclination.

One of George Allan's profound and enigmatic drawings.
One of George Allan's profound and enigmatic drawings. Picasa

Despite him offering the work without explanation or opinion, the artwork has been received globally with a reaction that is both universal and unbound.

Enigmatic Drawing will be on view at the Gympie Regional Gallery from July 12–August 6 with the official opening event on Saturday, July 16 at 11am.

You can find out more about the drawings at an In-Discussion event on Tuesday, July 26 at 1pm.

Holiday fun

LOOKING for some winter fun?

Pick up a brochure for all the fun and creative workshops on offer at the Gympie Regional Gallery over the school holidays.

All workshops are based around the theme of "landscape" and a wonderful exhibition titled the Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize.

For a full list of what’s on go to holidayfun.com.au or pick up a brochure from the region’s libraries or the Gympie Regional Gallery.

Suitcase Market

MARK Saturday, July 16 on your calendar for the Gympie Regional Gallery Suitcase Market on from 11am–3pm.

Held three times a year, these markets are always popular for finding something unique and handmade.

Local artisans and craft people set up their stalls with a suitcase theme and go to a lot of trouble to make their stalls look fabulous.

There is something for the whole family with entertainment, food, drinks and crafty activities to make and do.

Love’s gift

AN INSPIRING exhibition that is an expression of the father’s love will be on view at the Gympie Regional Gallery from July 12–August 6 by local artist Prue Sheehan.

Sue presents an exhibition of expressive paintings, sculpture and ceramic vessels which speak emotively and symbolically of the father’s love.

The official opening will be held on Saturday 16 July 11am. Prue will be facilitating a workshop where you will make and glaze a platter over two days, Saturday, July 30 and Saturday, August 13, from 1pm–4pm each day.

Learn how to roll clay, press objects to create texture and glaze to create something special.

There are costs involved and bookings are essential by phoning Gympie Regional Gallery on 5481 0733.

Crafty morning

JOIN a friendly craft morning at the Gympie Regional Gallery with the Friends of the Gallery on Thursday, July 7 from 10.30am–noon.

Learn some old school crafts like knitting and crocheting while you enjoy a cuppa in a relaxing atmosphere. No bookings necessary, simply turn up.