LEARN TO DRAW: Creative workshops are on offer at the Gympie Regional Gallery with a six-week beginners' drawing course starting on April 26.
LEARN TO DRAW: Creative workshops are on offer at the Gympie Regional Gallery with a six-week beginners' drawing course starting on April 26.

Gallery workshop to bring out your inner artist

HAVE you always wanted to learn to draw but don't know where to start?

Come to the Wednesday evening beginners drawing course starting on April 26 at Gympie Regional Gallery.

During this six-week course, which runs from 5.30-7.30pm, you will learn the basics of drawing with simple and easy to follow exercises and notes.

Facilitated by Noo Dye, this course is a must for those who have always wanted to know how to draw or who want to brush up on their skills.

Cost is $135 for the complete course ($120 for Friends of the Gallery members). Bookings and payment essential to 54810733.

Gympie Regional Gallery is open 10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Coming up

GYMPIE Regional Gallery has three exhibition spaces with new exhibitions on every month.

On Saturday, April 29 you are invited to the official exhibition openings of Points of Reflection, featuring artist books from staff and post graduate students from Griffith University, Queensland College of Art.

Artist books are works of art in their own right and often printmakers make artist books.

In this exhibition, which is on view from April 27-June 17, you will see the relationship between the print and the book and it will encourage you to by fully immersed, teasing out hidden secrets.

Two other exhibitions will also open, In/Visible by Svetlana Trefilova that will showcase semi abstract mixed media paintings that are inspired by microscopy research of native plants endangered by Myrtle rust disease.

Svetlana will be facilitating an Expressive Ink on Paper Workshop on Sunday, April 30 from 9.30am-12.30pm. It costs $30 or $26 for FoG members.

The other exhibition titled Open. Cut. Mine is a series of installations by Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling) which interrogate a perceived entitlement over resources in Australia from the 1860s onwards.

These installations examine the social and environmental impact of economic initiatives such as the post gold rush introduction of livestock, the 1990s invention of wi-fi and the more recent mining boom. Both exhibitions will be on view from April 27-May 20.

Heritage Art entries due

REMEMBER to get your entry in for the annual Heritage Art Competition by 4pm Thursday, April 27.

The competition asks artists to make a painting on any aspect of heritage within the Gympie region around the theme G150 Nugget: People, Places and Events.

Download an entry form from the council website gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery.

Tiny Tots Artplay

INTRODUCE your little one to the joys of making art at specially designed sessions for children aged 18 months-3 years on Friday, April 28 from 10-11am at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

Playing with paint and colour can be extremely rewarding for young children.

Cost is $4 per child with a limit of six children per session with bookings and payment essential to secure your place by phoning 54810 733.

Zed Zone

HANG out at Zed Zone for Youth at the Gympie Regional Gallery with live music, art and free pizza next Wednesday, April 26 from 3.30-4.30pm. Bring a friend and turn up for this free event.

Art Stars

Two Art Stars art sessions for children are on offer at the Gympie Regional Gallery on Saturday, May 6 for children aged from 5-9 years and 10years and up.

These sessions are designed to inspire creativity while children learn art making techniques in a fun way. Costs $2 to cover materials.

No bookings necessary simply turn up on the day.

Art Chat

ART Chat is on tomorrow at 1pm at the Gympie Regional Gallery and is a relaxed and informal way of talking about art on different topics and levels; academic and inspirational, as well as simply getting together and chatting about different art related topics.

Please bring along a plate of finger food to share with everyone.