KIDS ZONE: A space for children to relax, explore and create art will be created at  Gympie Regional Gallery today.
KIDS ZONE: A space for children to relax, explore and create art will be created at Gympie Regional Gallery today.

Workshop for creative kids at the Gallery this weekend

AT Gympie Regional Gallery we believe that art is for everyone, so we have designed art sessions for children give them a space to explore and create in a relaxed and friendly place.

The next session is Saturday, August 5, from 10am to noon for children aged 5 to 9, and an afternoon session for children aged 10 and up. Simply turn up for your session on the day.

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

Fun Ink

RELAX and play with ink and handmade brushes while exploring mark making at this workshop that celebrates the life of a tree that was saved from being woodchipped.

To be held on Friday, August 11, from 10am to 1pm at Gympie Regional Gallery, this workshop is facilitated by Anne Harris.

Try your hand at drawing with natural handmade brushes and ink at an August 11 workshop that explores the life of an old tree.
Try your hand at drawing with natural handmade brushes and ink at an August 11 workshop that explores the life of an old tree.

Visit treeplace.com.au to find out more about this tree project.

Workshop costs $35 with bookings and payment needed to secure your place.

What's on

STEP into the old School of Arts building in Nash St that houses Gympie Regional Gallery, and see three exhibitions that are on view until Saturday, August 12.

Stroll around these exhibitions to discover artworks of photography, ceramics and sculpture and a new form of art that uses our sense of sound, something a little unusual in an art gallery.

Coming up at Gympie Regional Gallery is an exhibition that pushes the boundaries of drawing called The JADA (Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award).

This competition exhibition is toured from Grafton Regional Gallery and explores many different forms of innovative drawing.

In Plain Sight by Adam Cusack, winner of the The JADA 2016. This exhibition explores innovative drawing at the Gympie Regional Gallery on view from August 15October 5.
LIGHT SHOW: In Plain Sight by Adam Cusack, winner of the The JADA 2016. This exhibition explores innovative drawing at Gympie Regional Gallery. SIMONHUGHESPHOTO@gmail.com

This exhibition will be on view from August 15 to October 5 and officially opens on Saturday, August 19, at 1.30pm with guest speaker Jude McBean.

While The JADA is on view, there will be many opportunities for you to draw. Join a life drawing session with a life model on Thursday, August 17, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. This can be a challenging, yet rewarding experience. Or simply pop in and draw at one of the drawing stations positioned around the gallery. To keep with the drawing theme, Tanya Scharaschkin will conduct a botanical drawing workshop on Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, and Sandra Ross will facilitate a drawing workshop where you can explore a variety of drawing methods on Friday, September 15.

Curious Caravans

AN exhibition titled Caravan of Curiosities by artists Nanette Balchin, Peta Lloyd and Emma Ward encapsulates the context of journey, adventure, odyssey, passage, or pathway - a journey of discovery and experience of places, people and "curious” things.

Arouse your sense of curiosity at an exhibition that explores journeys at the Gympie Regional Gallery.
Arouse your sense of curiosity at an exhibition that explores journeys at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

They describe themselves as, "three tinkers, travellers and collectors sharing our journeys and stories”.

Their exhibition consists of artists' books, collage, encaustic, assemblage, painting and drawing where each artist has recorded their adventures.

Come and celebrate their exhibition opening on Saturday, August 19, at 1.30pm at Gympie Regional Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from August 15 to September 9.